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Singapore: Food Regulations (Standards and Particular Labelling Requirements for Food)

Singapore | 13 09, 2021

On 13 September 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) issued amendments to the product standards, through the Food (Amendment) Regulations 2021. The regulations will come into force on 1 October 2021. A summary of amendments is given below:  Amendment to Regulation 55 (Pasta) Insert paragraph (4A) Instant noodles may contain sodium polyacrylate in an amount not exceeding 2000 ppm Amendment to Regulation 252 (Infant formula) Deletion of full stop at the end of sub-paragraph (h) and replace it with a semi-colon, and insert the following sub paragraph “(i) 2’-fucosyllactose/difucosyllactose mixture that contains at least 75% (w/w) 2’-fucosyllactose and 5% (w/w) difucosyllactose, and that is —        (i) in the case of in...

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 Indonesia

Indonesia: BPOM Regulation No. 31 of 2018 on Processed Food Labelling

Indonesia | 19 07, 2021

On 19 July 2021, the Indonesia National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) notified WTO (G/TBT/N/IDN/124/Rev.1/Add.1) regarding the proposed amendments to Regulation No 31 of 2018 on Processed Food Labelling. A summary of proposed amendments incl...

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 Hong Kong SAR

Hong Kong: Harmful Substances in Food Regulations (Cap. 132AF)

Hong Kong SAR | 19 07, 2021

On 19 July 2021, Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) announced that the Harmful Substances in Food (Amendment) Regulation 2021 was passed by the Legislative Council (LegCo) on 14 July 2021. A summary of amendments to the Harmful Substances in Food...

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Hong Kong: Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) Regulations (Cap.132W).

Hong Kong SAR | 19 07, 2021

On 19 July 2021, Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) announced that the Food and Drugs (Composition and Labelling) (Amendment) Regulation 2021 was passed by the Legislative Council (LegCo) on 14 Ju...

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 Chinese Taipei

Taiwan: Guidelines for Hygiene Management of Online Food Delivery Platform Operators

Chinese Taipei | 06 07, 2021

On 6 July 2021, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) proposed amendments to the Guidelines for Hygiene Management of Online Food Delivery Platform Operators. A summary of the main proposed a...

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Indonesia: Decree on the Types of Products Mandatory to be Halal Certified

Indonesia | 01 09, 2021

In September, the Indonesia Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) released Decree No. 748 regarding the Types of Products Mandatory to be Halal Certified. Here are the key changes made since the last d...

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Taiwan FDA Proposed Revisions to the Regulations on Nutrition Claim for Prepackaged Food Products

Chinese Taipei | Oct 19, 2021

On 19 October 2021, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) notified WTO (G/TBT/N/TPKM/469) regarding the revised draft of the Regulations on Nutrition Claim for Prepackaged Food Products. A summary of the key revisions is given below: Addi...

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Taiwan FDA Proposed Regulations Governing the Labelling of Restructured and Artificially Marbled Meat Products

Chinese Taipei | Oct 19, 2021

On 19 October 2021, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) notified WTO (G/TBT/N/TPKM/470) regarding the proposed amendments to the Regulations Governing the Labelling of Restructured and Artificially Marbled Meat Products to keep consumers w...

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Indonesia MORA Released Decree on the Types of Products Mandatory to be Halal Certified

Indonesia | Sep 01, 2021

In September, the Indonesia Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) released Decree No. 748 regarding the Types of Products Mandatory to be Halal Certified. Here are the key changes made since the last draft Decree: The title of the decree has been c...

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EU EC Proposed a Ban on the Use of Titanium Dioxide

Europe | Oct 13, 2021

On 13 October 2021, the European Commission notified WTO (G/SPS/N/EU/512) regarding the proposed amendments made on Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the food additive titanium...

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Australia and New Zealand FSANZ Called for Comments on Changing Definitions for Genetically Modified Food

Australia | Oct 07, 2021

On 7 October 2021, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) called for comments on changing the definitions for 'food produced using gene technology' and 'gene technology'. Interested parties are invited to comment the proposed approach of th...

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China NHC Proposed Revised Draft GB28050 on General Rules for Nutrition Labelling of Prepackaged Foods

China | Sep 26, 2021

On 26 September 2021, the China National Health Commission (NHC) proposed amendments to the National Food Safety Standard on the General Rules for Nutrition Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (GB 28050).  A summary of key proposed amendments is giv...

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Taiwan FDA Proposed Draft Regulations Governing the Labelling of Formula for Infant and Follow Up

Chinese Taipei | Sep 30, 2021

On 30 September 2021, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) proposed draft Regulations Governing the Labelling of Formula for Infant and Follow Up. A summary of draft regulations is given below: Article 1 stipulates that the regulations a...

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Cambodia MEF Introduced New Legislation Governing Value-added Tax (VAT) on Non-Resident Digital Businesses

Cambodia | Sep 08, 2021

On 8 September 2021, the Cambodia Ministry of Economy and Finance introduced a ministerial proclamation (MEF Prakas no. 542 MEF.Prk) on the rules and regulations for implementing a value-added tax (VAT) on e-commerce transactions made by non-resident...

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