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March 31, 2017

At the beginning of this year, Turkey's Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock adopted an updated Regulation on Maximum Residue Limits of Food Codex Pesticides establishing and updating MRLs on various food and animal commodities (link in Turkish). These MRLs are currently in effect.

This updated regulation is part of Turkey's effort to harmonize with MRL values and standards maintained by the European Union. It should be noted that MRLs established in this regulation are not always aligned with MRLs currently enforced by the EU, as the EU frequently updates its MRLs.

Adopted and updated MRLs from this regulation will display in the Global MRL Database by April 1, 2017.

January 17, 2017

On January 13, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) operationalized the Food Safety and Standards (Food Import) Regulations, 2017. These regulations include information on the enforcement of food importation regulations.

India's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

January 12, 2017

On January 9, China's National Health and Family Planning Commission published 127 regulatory documents, including new and updated specification standards for many food additives.

China's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

January 9, 2017

On December 23, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) gazetted regulation F.No. 1-4/Nutraceuticals/FSSAI-2013 regarding standards for health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose, functional food, and novel food. The regulation is operational from the date of publication.

The International Food Additive Database, which includes India's food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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