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New York City Requires Calorie Labeling as US FDA Delays Menu Labeling
16 Jun 2017 Food
New York City notified chain restaurants and retailers that starting May 22, 2017 they are required to adhere to the city’s menu labeling rule if they have 15 or more locations nationwide. This has been introduced because the US FDA announced a delay in the federal menu labeling law until May 7, 2018.
FSANZ Adds Lupin to the Mandatory Allergen Labeling List
13 Jun 2017 Food
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has added lupin to the required list of allergens that are to be provided on food labels. Effective May 25, 2017 businesses have 12 months to declare lupin as an allergen on prepackaged food labeling in Australia and New Zealand.
US Proposes to Extend Compliance Dates for Composite Wood Products
07 Jun 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods
The US EPA has issued two rules to extend the compliance dates relating to formaldehyde emission standards in composite wood products. Unless adverse comments are received, the direct final rule will become effective on July 10, 2017.
Japan Amends Food Additive Proposal for Calcium Carbonate and Magnesium Stearate
01 Jun 2017 Food
On May 16, 2016, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of food additive proposals for calcium carbonate and magnesium stearate in various foods. It entered into force after the proposal was issued.
Hong Kong Amends Safety Standards for Toys and Children’s Products
31 May 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products
Hong Kong has recently amended its list of standards for demonstrating up-to-date safety requirements for certain toys and children’s products. The new standards will become effective on April 1, 2018.