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#Thailand #CBD: Thailand is allowing the use of hemp and cannabis plant.

The Royal Thai Government Gazette released a notice announcing that the leaves, fibers, branches and roots of industrial hemp and drug cannabis were removed from the ‘list of the fifth category of narcotics.’ This means that industrial hemp will become a new economic crop that can be used for industries such as textile, medicine, and cosmetic manufacturing. But planting must be approved by the relevant government departments and recreational use is still banned.

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January 5, 2021

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#South Korea #Functional food: MFDS has issued a draft to amend the 'Health Functional Food Code' in order to increase the efficiency of the manufacturing process and activate sales of individually certified raw materials (HFF ingredient)

The draft amendments, open to comments until Feb 8, 2021, focus on individually certified raw materials (such as fructose, starch, and glucose), ingredients added in health functional foods (such as calcium stearate, calcium ascorbate, and magnesium), and updating the standard for converting amino acid scores of proteins.

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December 23, 2020

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#US FDA is seeking comments on their plan to collect information on Infant Formula Manufacturing, a market that's expected to reach a revenue of $2.1bn in 2020 (IBISWorld).

Manufacturers can input their opinion on whether this plan is needed; the way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information; and ways to minimize the process.

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December 22, 2020

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December 21, 2020

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#Singapore #NovelFoods: SFA published safety guidelines of Alternative Protein and gave “first-in-the-world regulatory approval” to cultured chicken.

This cultured or cell-based meat, developed in laboratories using animal cells, will be used in nuggets manufactured by a U.S. food technology startup.

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December 18, 2020

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December 17, 2020

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#India #GMfree: FSSAI to postpone the start date of the Non-GM Certification requirement during the Food Cord Importation

#India #GMfree: FSSAI announced that the start date of the Non-GM Certification requirement during the Food Cord Importation will be postponed from Jan 1, 2021, to March 1, 2021.

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December 16, 2020

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#China will update 'The Health Food Ingredients List' and 'The List of Health Functions Allowed for Health Food Claims' on March 1, 2021.

Manufacturers will then be able to use more raw materials. They will also be allowed to leverage newly-authorized feature claims for the promotion of the products.

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December 15, 2020

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#India #HealthSupplements: India published an amended Draft about Health Supplement and Food for Special Medical Use.

This draft includes the lists of raw herbal ingredients, and permitted nutraceutical and probiotic ingredients.

Manufacturers can comment it by Jan 24, 2021.

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December 10, 2020

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#Singapore #NovelFoods: SFA divided novel foods into 3 new categories and published different Safety assessment criteria for each.

The 3 categories are:
a) Novel food and food ingredients in general
b) Novel foods that are chemically identical to naturally-occurring substances but produced by unconventional processes
c) Cultured meat

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December 9, 2020

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#China #Healthfood: SAMR published a draft on functional claims of health food products to comment by Dec 23.

Under the new updates, claims such as anti-tumor, auxiliary anti-tumor, anti-mutation, anti-aging, lactation promotion, and improve skin oil secretion are not allowed anymore.

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December 8, 2020

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#EU approved the use of Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate as a UV filter in cosmetic products

#EU approved the use of Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate as a UV filter in cosmetic products and authorized a maximum concentration of 3 %, except in applications that may lead to exposure of the end user’s lungs by inhalation.

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December 4, 2020

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