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July 27, 2022By the 3E Regulatory Research Team

On 7 June 2022 the European Food Safety Authority issued a statement that summarizes the state of knowledge on the safety of cannabidiol (CBD) consumption and highlights areas where more information is needed. CBD is a substance that can be extracted from marijuana (Cannabis sativa) . It also can be...

June 30, 20223E Regulatory Research Team

In response to a request from the European Commission (EC), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued two separate opinions on the safety of three novel food (NF) ingredients. The first opinion, regarding an extension of the current acceptable uses of 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) and lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT) as NF ingredients, was...

February 17, 20223E Regulatory Research Team

On 2 February 2022 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a technical report pursuant to the application for use of the dried flowers of Clitoria ternatea L. as a traditional food. This application was submitted jointly to the European Commission for consideration by two companies—Sensient Technologies Europe GmbH and...

November 5, 2021Emel Kasim

On 13 October 2021 the EU Commission filed a notification under the Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement with the World Trade Organization (WTO), amending Annex II and Annex III to Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008 on Food Additives concerning the ban of using titanium dioxide (E171) as a food additive. The...

April 7, 2021Chanyanis Utiskul

On 24 March 2021 Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Food Standards (Application A1175 – Rapeseed Protein Isolate as a Novel Food) Variation in the Federal Register of Legislation. Rapeseed protein isolate will be permitted as a new novel food beginning 30 June 2021. Verisk 3E Review The regulation...

February 4, 2021Emilia Vassileva

On 17 January 2021 the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Decision 171, which introduced a new list of standards that need to be developed for further compliance with the Eurasian Economic Union's Technical Regulation of Safety Requirements for Food Additives, Flavors, and Technological Aids (029/2012) , will be enforced. The list...

December 9, 2020Chanyanis Utiskul

On 27 October 2020 the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published in the Official Gazette a 2020 draft notification proposing revised standards for various food products regulated under the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 . The proposed revisions include an...

November 5, 2020Chanyanis Utiskul

On 13 October 2020 the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published in the Federal Gazette the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Eighth Amendment Regulations, 2020 (8th amendment of 2020), revising the requirements for food ingredients, additives and microbiological standards. The regulation took...

October 7, 2020Plamena Gospodinova

On 8 September 2020 the Official Journal of the European Union published an amendment to the Food Contaminants Regulation 1881/2006/EC related to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present in traditionally smoked meat and fishery products, as well as in powders of food of plant origin when used for the preparation of...

September 9, 2020Regulatory Research Group

The Swiss Department of the Interior has amended its 2016 Ordinance on the Maximum Levels of Contaminants (known as the VHK), which regulates the production of foodstuffs. In addition to modifying the text of the legislation and six of the 10 existing annexes, the amendment introduces a new Annex 11,...







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