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Recent Alerts

09.26.23 Updates on China’s Regulation of Food Ingredients and Additives
08.30.23 China Update: STMA Publishes Guidelines on Quality Assurance for E-Cigarettes for Export
08.24.23 China’s MEE Chemical Reporting Plan: Assessing Environmental Risks
05.25.23 China Proposes to Amend GB 4806.1 General Safety Standard for Food-Contact Materials
04.25.23 China Publishes Long-awaited Management Measures for the Supervision of Toothpaste
03.01.23 China Releases Draft Amendment to GB Standard on Additives used in Food Contact Materials and Articles
02.24.23 From the Year of the Tiger to the Year of the Rabbit
12.14.22 China Announces New Management Measures for Food-Related Products
09.27.22 Health Foods in China: New Rules Approving Functional Claims
09.22.22 Use of Food Additives to Face New Requirements in China
08.22.22 A Closer Look at China’s New E-Cigarette Regulations
06.06.22 Manufacturing E-Cigarettes in China: How to Obtain the Manufacturer License
05.09.22 China Publishes Final GB Standard on E-Cigarettes: The Basis for Product Compliance
05.06.22 Group Standards: An Often Overlooked Regulatory Pathway to Export Food to China

Special Focus on Alternative Proteins

08.23.23 How to Introduce Alternative Proteins via Tasting Trials in the Netherlands and Singapore
06.01.23 Israel Approves the First Animal-Free Protein for Food Use
03.30.23 The South Korean Food Authority Releases New Rules and Policies Supporting the Development of the Alternative Protein Industry
02.28.23 China Announces Draft Standard on Nutritional Fortification Substances: What Will its Impact Be on Alternative Protein Foods?
01.04.23 Foods Produced from Animal Cells: What’s in a Name?
11.29.22 Singapore Updates Guidelines for the Safety Assessment of Novel Foods
11.23.22 BREAKING NEWS: U.S. FDA Completes First Pre-Market Consultation for Food Made by Cultured Animal Cells
10.27.22 Australian Food Agency is Ready to Approve Cultured Meats, Are You?
07.20.22 South Korea Promotes Alternative Proteins in Its National Plan
04.28.22 India: Another Booming Market for Alternative Proteins in Asia
09.03.21 Japan is Contemplating the Future of Cell-based Meats
05.06.21 China Releases First Group Standard for General Plant-Based Foods
03.30.21 Asia's First Animal-Free Dairy Ice Cream: Another Alternative Protein Breakthrough
02.01.21 Cultured Meat: Shaping the Future of Foods
05.08.20 Plant-Based Foods: Exciting Technology, But Don't Overlook the Regulatory Considerations

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