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

Singapore | 18 06, 2021

On 18 June 2021, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) opened a public consultation seeking feedback from stakeholders on the proposed amendments to the Food Regulations under the Sale of Food Act, regarding the deletion and amendments of Regulations on the standards of identity for various foods. The amendments will come into force on April 2022. FAQs that may be asked regarding the proposed amendments can be found here. A summary of the proposed amendments to the Food Regulations is given below. Deletion of Regulations 39 – 260 (with the exception of Regulations 40A (Wholegrain), 59 (Meat), 61 (Frozen meat), 71 (Fish), 73 (Frozen fish), 79 (Labelling of edible fats or oils), 183A (Natural mineral water), 247 (Special purpose foods), 248 (Labelling requirements for special purpose food...

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Indonesia: Types of Products for Mandatory Halal Certification

Indonesia | 02 07, 2021

On 2 July 2021, the Indonesia Halal Product Assurance Organising Agency (BPJPH) notified the WTO (G/TBT/N/IDN/134) and proposed draft Decree regarding Types of Products and Consumer Goods Products Mandatory to be Halal Certified. The types of product...

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India: Food Safety and Standards (Ayurveda Aahar) Regulations, 2021

India | 05 07, 2021

On 5 July 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) proposed draft Food Safety and Standards (Ayurveda Aahar) Regulations, 2021. A summary of the draft Regulations is given below: Regulation 1 Stipulates the title of the Re...

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Taiwan: Guidelines for Compliance with Food Hygiene Standards for Jelly Product Manufacturers

Chinese Taipei | 12 07, 2021

On 12 July 2021, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) issued Guidelines for Compliance with Food Hygiene Standards for Jelly Product Manufacturers. The guidelines will come into force with i...

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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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Taiwan: Regulations Governing the Labelling of Freshly Prepared Drinks in Convenience Stores and Fast Food Restaurants

Chinese Taipei | 28 06, 2021

On 28 June 2021, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) proposed Regulations Governing the Labelling of Freshly Prepared Drinks in Convenience Stores and Fast Food Restaurants. The proposed am...

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China NHC Announced Revisions to Food Contact Materials Additives and Resins for Food Contact Materials

China | Jul 26, 2021

On 26 July 2021, the China National Health Commission (NHC) announced revisions to food contact materials additives and resins for food contact materials. A summary of the announcement is given below. Three new food contact materials additives hav...

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China SAMR Opened Consultation on a Notice regarding Labelling Requirements of Infant Formula Milk Powder Products

China | Jul 28, 2021

On 28 July 2021, the China State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) opened consultation on a proposed Notice regarding Labelling Requirements of Infant Formula Milk Powder Products. A summary of the proposed labelling requirements is given b...

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India FSSAI Issued Notice on the Application related to Genetically Modified (GM) Foods Received under Food Safety Standards (Approval for Non-Specified Food and Food Ingredients) Regulations

India | Jul 27, 2021

On 27 July 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued notice on the application related to genetically modified (GM) foods received under Food Safety Standards (Approval for Non-Specified Food and Food Ingredients) Regulati...

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India FSSAI Issued Direction regarding Food Category for Registration/Licensing of FBOs manufacturing Indian Sweets and Snacks & Savouries

India | Jul 20, 2021

On 20 July 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued direction regarding food category for registration/licensing of food business operators (FBOs) manufacturing Indian sweets and snacks & savouries. A summary of direc...

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China NHC Announced New Food Additives

China | Jul 26, 2021

On 26 July 2021, the China National Health Commission (NHC) announced new food additives. A summary of the announcement is given below. Nine enzyme preparations have been approved, including 4-α-glucanotransferase from source of Aeribacil...

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United States FDA Updated Guidance for Industry Regarding the Use of Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging (Chemical Considerations)

US | Jul 15, 2021

On 15 July 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its Guidance for Industry (originally issued in August 2006) regarding the Use of Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging (Chemical Consideration). A summary of this update is...

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India FSSAI Released New Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) Values for Vitamins, Minerals & Amino Acids

India | Jul 16, 2021

On 16 July 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) released an advisory discussing the new Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) values for vitamins, minerals and amino acids, as illustrated under Annexure I and II. Increment in...

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South Korea MFDS Proposed Revisions to the Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management

South Korea | Jul 26, 2021

On 26 July 2021, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) notified WTO (G/SPS/N/KOR/730) regarding the proposed revisions to the Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management. A summary of the proposed revisions is given below: In...

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