Food Regulation, Food Labeling, Import Regulation

Guidance for Industry: What You Need To Know About Registration of Food Facilities; Small Entity Compliance Guide

  This guidance document is a restatement of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current requirements for registration of food facilities presented in simplified format and language. As guidance, it is not binding on either FDA or the public. Purpose of this Guidance This...
FDA
FDA

Cayman Islands - Food and Agriculture Import Regulations and Standards

The Department of Environmental Health is the main regulatory agency dealing with food products, particularly processed food products. The main legislation governing food products is the Public Health Law (2002 revision). The Department of Agriculture is the principal agency responsible for...
Omar Gonzalez
USDA GAIN

Bahrain - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) in Dubai covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE (also known as the GCC-5). Food...
Mohamed Taha
USDA GAIN

Kuwait - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The State of Kuwait is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that includes Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. With the exception of Saudi Arabia, the USDA’s Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA), Dubai, covers the rest of the countries collectively...
Mohamed Taha
USDA GAIN

Qatar - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The State of Qatar is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) in Dubai covers Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE (also known as the GCC-5). Food Standards:...
Mohamed Taha
USDA GAIN

Palette of Our Palates: A Brief History of Food Coloring and Its Regulation

Food color additives are vital to how we taste and perceive food, yet they generally remain mysterious to the public. This article examines food color additives from historical and regulatory perspectives. First, it uses recent examples to illustrate the importance of colors to our enjoyment of...
Adam Burrows
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Oman - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

The Sultanate of Oman is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. With the exception of Saudi Arabia, the USDA’s Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA), Dubai, covers the rest of the countries collectively...
Mohamed Taha
USDA GAIN

Italy - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

To the extent that European Union food laws are harmonized, Italy‟s food laws and regulations follow European Union rules. However, in the event that the EU law may be incomplete or absent, the law of each member state applies. The main principle of the single market concept is to ensure that all...
Dana Biasetti
USDA GAIN

Costa Rica - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

  The Costa Rican legislation dealing with food and agricultural imports has not undergone significant change over the last 15 years. However, the process of consolidation of a Central American Customs Union has resulted in changes in some regulations such as the harmonization of registration...
Victor Gonzalez
USDA GAIN

Russian Federation - Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

This report is an overview of general legal and technical requirements for food and agricultural imports imposed by the Russian Federation. Despite Russia’s ongoing preparation for WTO accession, agencies’ control over imported foodstuffs remains complicated and bureaucratic. While the...
USDA FAS Staff
USDA GAIN