The new Chinese regulations on food contact materials (FCM) are expected to be published in early 2016.
A new partnership between SGS and Biopremier, specialists in molecular biology and DNA sequencing, will deliver next generation sequencing (NGS) to the global food supply chain.
The USFDA has begun finalizing the rules that make up the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Publication of the first two of seven rules targets production and storage of human and animal food.
In September 2015, the EU announced four new Commission Implementing Regulations regarding the approval of Propiconazole, Folpet and Glutaraldehyde as active substances for use in biocidal products.
By rigorously implementing food safety strategies using a program of continuous monitoring and improvement, safety gaps can be identified and rectified promptly, and holiday season pitfalls avoided.
The Health Canada Pest Management Regulation Agency (PMRA) has published new MRLs for spiroxamine and tembotrione in foods. After consultation, the MRLs for both pesticides enter into force on July 22 and September 6, 2015,...
On 13 May 2015, Anvisa – National Regulatory Agency for Food in Brazil – launched a public consultation process for a new regulation on Good Manufacturing Practices for packaging material in contact with food.
The Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has amended the Food Safety and Standard Regulation 2011, by publishing limits for biotoxins in bivalve mollusks.
On 22 July 2015, the European Union announced Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1200  amending Annexes II and III to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 396/2005  with regard to Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for amidosulfuron,...
Along with food safety and quality, the seafood industry now considers the measurement of its sustainability as a driving force toward better management of natural resources, the health and safety of its workers, and the...
The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has amended three GMO labeling regulations, for prepackaged foods, food additives and unpackaged foods.
Many packaged foods contain mineral oils, which are potentially unsafe for human consumption. Walki has developed Mineral Oil Safe Technology (MOST), an efficient extrusion coating that keeps mineral oil away from our food.
On 10 July 2015, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) No 2015/1125 amending Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 in regards to maximum levels for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in foodstuffs.
The European Union has announced Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1005 amending Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1881/2006 with regard to maximum levels for lead in certain foodstuffs.
On 10 July 2015 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) announced an extension to the “Nutritional Labeling of Standard Menu in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments”  that was published on 1...
CCFN Welcomes U.S. Congressional Response Denouncing Geographical Indications Treaty Impacting Food Exports
The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) commends U.S. Congressional leaders for urging fixes to a treaty that could limit the use of generic food names in export markets and impact the sales of cheeses, meats, wines and a...
The EU published Regulation (EU) 2015/1006 amending Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 regarding maximum levels of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs.
On 13 June 2015 the Government of Canada announced a new nutrition labeling format.
On 16 June 2015 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published a measure which will reduce Trans Fats in processed foods.
Regulation of 40 CFR 180.132 has been amended to establish a revised tolerance level for thiram in, or on, avocadoes.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has published their draft guidance for industry of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP).
On 22 June 2015 the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published a measure which will add selenium to the required list for nutrients in infant formulas.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency has notified the WTO Committee on Good Manufacturing Practices for companies that manufacture direct-food-contact packaging.
The National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC) released draft regulations for food contact glass and ceramic in February 2015. Now the public hearing period is over, the legislators...
The European Commission informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) on April 29, 2015 about its intention to significantly amend Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 for Food Contact Materials (FCM) made from plastic. Highlights of the...