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SOURT KOREA

SOURT KOREA

orea Partially Amends Pesticides MRLs in Agricultural Products on Production Stage

The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MSDF) has published the “Partial Amendment of Regulation on Hazardous Substance Maximum Residue Limits in Agricultural Product in the Stage of Production (No.2019-92)” by repealing the draft from September 10, 2019.

JAPAN

JAPAN

Japanese Latest News on Food Safety

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)(厚生労働省) has issued the following publications on food hygiene and safety:

Partial revision of "Partial Amendment Of Analytical Methods For Substances That Are Ingredients Of Pesticides, Feed Additives Or Veterinary Drugs Remaining In Food (MHLW No. 1009 No. 1 of 2019).", which amends "Examination Method of Chemicals as Components of Residual Pesticides, Feed Additives or Animal Drugs in Foods, no.0124001, 2005" published on January 23, 2005.

INDIA

INDIA

FSSAI opening  the public consultation on the project to prescribe the micronutrient tolerance limit

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued draft regulations that aim to strengthen the fortification programmed it has launched by directing manufacturers to ensure that declared value of micronutrients on labels adhere to the maximum and minimum levels specified. The objections or suggestions, in this regard, may be mailed to the apex food regulator on or before Oct 11, 2019.

INDIA

INDIA

FSSAI reviews the limits of the "refractive index" parameter in coconut oil standards to control its quality

The draft proposed, “In the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, under Regulations 2.2, in Sub-Regulation 2.2.1 in Clause (1) for the standards of coconut oil, the parameter Refractive Index at 40 C shall be substituted by Refractive Index at 40 C: 1.4480-1.4500.”

INDIA

INDIA

Closed consultation draft relating to “limits of trans fats in food products”

The proposal refers to the addition of the following clause in regulation 2.3, for sub-regulation 2.3.14, after clause 20:

“21. Food Products in which edible oils and fats are used as an ingredient shall not contain trans fatty acids  more  than 2% by weight of the total oils/fats present in the product, on and from 1st January 2022.”

THAILAND

THAILAND

Thailand ban the production, import and sales of partially hydrogenated oil.

The Ministry of Public Health, Thailand published a Notification on 13 July 2018. to ban the production, import and sale of partially hydrogenated oils, as well as any food that contains them. The industry will have a grace period of 180 days from the day of the publication of this Notification to comply with the requirements.

TAIWAN

TAIWAN

Taiwan Allergen Labelling.

Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued updated regulation on allergen labelling, which willcome into force on 1 July 2020.In addition to the 6 allergens listed in the regulations issued in 2014, the updated regulations include Sesame and products, and Codex list of major allergens that are known to be common cause of allergic reaction