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August 6, 2020Emilia Vassileva

On 9 June 2020 Bulgaria enforced the new Bulgarian Food Law (Food Law). The law aligns Bulgarian legislation with European Union food requirements and introduces several public registers related to the manufacturing and distribution of food. The Food Law creates new food packaging, labeling and advertising restrictions and bans. Verisk...

April 7, 2020Patricia Iscaro

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new guidance document on 26 March 2020 outlining a temporary policy to allow restaurants and food manufacturers to sell packaged foods that don't bear the Nutrition Facts Label to businesses and/or consumers. The guidance document was issued in light of the...

March 5, 2020Xiaolu Wang

The China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued the Notice on the Technical Review of Relevant Standards Applicable to Imported Food Products Not Subject to National Food Safety Standards (关于进口尚无食品安全国家标准食品相关标准技术审查工作的通知) (the Notice) on 18 January 2020. The notice provides detailed instructions on the application procedures and required...

February 5, 2020Xiaolu Wang

The National Health Commission of China published the Invite for Response to 13 Proposed National Food Safety Standards (关于征求食品中污染物限量等13项食品安全国家标准(征求意见稿)意见的函) (the proposal) on 31 December 2019. The proposal contains 13 National Food Safety Standards that are now open for public consultation. Public comments on these standards can be submitted to the...

December 4, 2019Xiaolu Wang

The State Council of China issued the Implementing Regulation on the Food Safety Law (食品安全法实施条例) (the regulation) on 11 October 2019. The regulation was published online on 31 October 2019 and will become effective on 1 December 2019. The regulation will introduce various requirements aimed to strengthen the administration of...

November 6, 2019

On 1 October 2019 the Honorable Union Congress of Mexico House of Representatives issued a decision approving an amendment to the General Health Law of 26 December 1983 regarding front-of-pack warning labels on foods high in sugar, sodium, total fats, saturated fats, and trans fats. The bill was referred to...

October 10, 20193E Insight for Food Team

The National Health Commission of China published the Notice on the Issuance of the Standard for Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Food (the notice) (关于印发食品中农药最大残留限量标准的公告) on 15 August 2019. Under the notice the National Food Safety Standard - Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Food (GB 2763-2019) will replace...

September 4, 2019Patricia Iscaro

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has filed a petition proposing the amendment of the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of vitamin D3 as a nutrient supplement in breakfast cereals and in grain-based nutrition bars. Verisk 3E Review The food additive petition (FAP 9A4823), submitted...

August 9, 2019Patricia Iscaro

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a press release concerning a warning letter sent to a company marketing food and dietary supplements for both humans and animals that contain cannabidiol (CBD). Days later, FDA's Principal Deputy Commissioner, Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D. testified before the Senate Committee on...

July 8, 2019Chanyanis Utiskul

India is preparing to finalize its new food labeling regulation. On 25 June 2019, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued the press release providing an update to the new food labeling regulation, the Draft Food Safety and Standards (Labeling and Display) Regulations, 2018. Verisk 3E Analysis...