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

Singapore | 10 05, 2021

On 10 May 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced the grant for an administrative exemption to food businesses for the import, manufacture and sale of processed cheese (as defined under Regulation 121). Under Regulation 121(a) of the Food Regulations, processed cheese shall contain “not more than 45% (w/w) moisture”. However, the SFA has tapped on the powers under section 55 of the Sale of Food Act to allow an exemption for processed cheese containing up to a maximum of 55% (w/w) moisture in Singapore. This exemption came into force on 20 April 2021.

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 China

China: Anti-Food Waste Law

China | 29 04, 2021

On 29 April 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) announced the adoption of the Anti-Food Waste Law. The law mainly targets the catering industry, where catering service providers could charge a disposal fee to...

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 Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Food (Trans Fat) Regulations 2021

Sri Lanka | 29 04, 2021

On 29 April 2021, the Ministry of Health (MOH) notified the WTO (G/SPS/N/LKA/45) proposed draft Food (Trans Fat) Regulations 2021, to regulate the trans-fat level in food products and partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) during food processing. A summar...

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 India

India: Relaxations for Food Business Operators during COVID-19

India | 20 04, 2021

On 20 April 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) announced relaxations to the Food Business Operators (FBOs) during COVID-19 as directions under section 16(5) of the Food Saf...

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 Malaysia

Malaysia: Halal Certification Procedure Manual (Domestic) 2020 and Halal Management System 2020

Malaysia | 30 04, 2021

On 30 April 2021, the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) announced the technical documents required for the purpose of verifying the original source of collagen and gelatin when using...

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 Indonesia

Indonesia: BPOM Regulation No. 13 of 2020- Regulations on Food Flavourings

Indonesia | 19 04, 2021

On 19 April 2021, the Indonesia National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) announced amendments to Regulation No. 13 of 2020 Regulations on Food Flavourings, through Regulation No. 11 of 2021. A...

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Singapore SFA Announced Administrative Exemption for Processed Cheese on Maximum Moisture Content

Singapore | May 10, 2021

On 10 May 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced the grant for an administrative exemption to food businesses for the import, manufacture and sale of processed cheese (as defined under Regulation 121). Under Regulation 121(a) of the Food Reg...

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South Korea MFDS Proposed Amendments to the Regulations on Inspection of Imported Health Functional Food

South Korea | May 10, 2021

On 10 May 2021, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) proposed amendments to the Regulations on Inspection of Imported Health Functional Food, through the Notice No. 2021-199. A summary of the proposed amendments is given below:...

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South Korea MFDS Proposed Amendments to the Regulations on Inspection of Imported Food

South Korea | May 10, 2021

On 10 May 2021, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) proposed amendments to the Regulations on Inspection of Imported Food, through the Notice No. 2021-198. A summary of the proposed amendments is given below: Amendments to imp...

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South Korea MFDS Proposed Amendments to the Enforcement Rule of the Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management

South Korea | May 10, 2021

On 10 May 2021, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) proposed amendments to the Enforcement Rule of the Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management regarding the certification standard for kimchi, through the Notice No. 2021-19...

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Japan MHLW Announced Revised List of Countries, Regions and Facilities for Hygiene Control for Imported Meat and Poultry

Japan | May 07, 2021

On 7 May 2021, the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO (G/SPS/N/JPN/757/Add.1) to announce the revised list of countries, regions or facilities which requires the implementation of hygiene control based on HACPP for i...

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China SAMR Proposed Notice on Further Regulating the Registration of E-Commerce Operators

China | May 11, 2021

On 11 May 2021, the China State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) opened a public consultation to solicit comments on the proposed “Notice on Further Regulating the Registration of E-Commerce Operators”. A summary of the notice...

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Thailand FDA Proposed Amendments to the Ministerial Notification on Standards of Food Contamination

Thailand | May 05, 2021

On 5 May 2021, the Thailand Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified WTO (G/SPS/N/THA/391) and proposed amendments to the Ministerial Notification B.E. 2522 (1979) on standards of food contamination (2nd edition). The amendments will come into for...

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India MOEFCC Proposed Amendments to the Plastic Waste Management Rules

India | Mar 12, 2021

On 12 March 2021, the India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) proposed amendments to the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016, through the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2021. The amendments will come into force...

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