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Vietnam: Food Nutrition Labelling on Food Products

Vietnam | 06 12, 2022

On 06 December 2022, the Ministry of Health of Vietnam (MOH) organised a meeting to collect feedback for the latest version of the Draft Circular on Food Nutrition Labelling. The meeting was attended by MOH agencies, the National Institute of Nutrition, the World Health Organisation and representatives of the food industry. Prior to the meeting, the revised Draft Circular on Food Nutrition Labelling was circulated. Highlights of the revision include: Under Article 1(2), the following foods are excluded from nutrition labelling: Health supplements Dietary supplements Exported products without domestic use Products to be used for emergencies to deal with natural disasters, epidemic diseases Seasoning and herbs Small packages with surface area smaller than 10cm2. Under Articl...

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European Commission: Pesticides

European Union | 10 01, 2023

On 10 January 2023, the European Commission (EC) proposed the withdrawal of the approval for the active substance ipconazole in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 due to inconclusive effects on humans and a high long-term risk to birds. Hen...

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India: Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulation, 2011

India | 13 01, 2023

On 13 January 2023, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued a clarification on the frequency of the mandatory bi-annual testing of food products vide order No. 15(31)2020/FoSCoS/RCD/FSSAI dated 08 July 2021. FSSAI mandated all...

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China: Inspection of Foods

China | 30 12, 2022

On 30 December 2022, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) of China would cease the testing of chilled and frozen foods for COVID-19 from 08 January 2023. All imported chilled and froz...

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 Thailand

Thailand: Standard for Plastic Bags for Food (TIS 1027-2564(2021))

Thailand | 05 01, 2023

On 05 January 2023, the Thai Industrial Standards institute (TISI) under the Ministry of Industry released a new draft Ministerial Regulation that mandates plastic bags for food to conform with the st...

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 Indonesia

Indonesia: Health Supplements

Indonesia | 26 12, 2022

On 26 December 2022, the Indonesia National Agency for Food and Drug Control (BPOM) released a new Regulation, Number 32 of 2022, on “Criteria and Procedure for Registration of Health Supplement...

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US FSIS Proposed Amendments to the Prior Label Approval System to Expand Generic Label Approval

US | Jan 18, 2023

On 18 January 2023, the United States Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) proposed amendments to the FSIS Guideline for Label Approval, to expand the circumstances under which it would generically approve the labels of meat, poultry and egg pro...

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South Korea MFDS Approved Physically Recycled PET as a Food Contact Material

South Korea | Jan 17, 2023

On 17 January 2023, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) announced the approval of the first physically recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) materials for manufacturing of food packaging. Enterprises intending to use these ma...

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China NHC Released Updated Catalogue of National Food Safety Standards

China | Jan 11, 2023

On 11 January 2023, the Chinese National Health Commission (NHC) released its latest Catalogue of National Food Safety Standards containing 1,478 standards. 23 additions were made to the catalogue, including: • Rows 4 and 6 under General Standar...

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China CFSA Solicits Public Opinions on Amendment of GB 14880-2012 National Food Safety Standard “Standard for the Use of Nutritional Fortification Substances in Foods”

China | Jan 19, 2023

On 19 January 2023, the Chinese National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) published a notification to solicit public opinions on the amendments made to GB 4880-2012 National Food Safety Standard “Standard for the Use of Nutritional...

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USDA Proposed Amendments to USDA Organic Regulations

US | Jan 19, 2023

On 19 January 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed amendments to the organic regulations to strengthen oversight and enforcement of the production, handling and sale of organic agricultural products. Key amendments are ma...

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Philippines FDA Proposed Amendments to FDA Circular “Guidelines on the Adoption of 2015 Philippine Dietary Reference Intakes (PDRI) for Declaration of Nutrition Information on the Labels Repe

Philippines | Jan 20, 2023

On 20 January 2023, the Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft FDA Circular on “Guidelines on the Adoption of 2015 Philippine Dietary Reference Intakes (PDRI) for Declaration of Nutrition Information on the Labels Repea...

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Philippines FDA Proposed Revised Guidelines on Food Additives and Processing Aids, and Repealed Administrative Order 88-A s.1984

Philippines | Jan 20, 2023

On 20 January 2023, the Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the draft Administrative Order on Revised Guidelines on Food Additives and Processing Aids and repealed the Administrative Order 88-A s. 1984. The objectives of the new g...

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EU Proposed Amendments to Annex of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on Plastic Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food

European Union | Jan 23, 2023

On 23 January 2023, the European Commission (EC) released a draft commission regulation, amending the annex of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. This is to address new opinions of th...

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