The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA en Portuguese) published CP 1114/2022, which establishes the form of regularization of the different categories of food and packaging, and the respective documentation to be submitted.
Annex I defines the categories of food and packaging with mandatory registration at Anvisa.
Annex II defines the categories of food and packaging with mandatory notification to Anvisa.
Annex III defines the categories of food and packaging with mandatory notification of the start of manufacture or importation to the health authority of the State, Federal District or Municipality.
The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA in Portuguese) published CP 1113/2022 public consultation proposal for Resolution of the Board of Directors that provides for the regulation of food and packaging under the competence of the National Health Surveillance System (SNVS) for supply in the national territory.
This Resolution provides for the regulation of food and competent packaging of the National Health Surveillance System (SNVS) for supply in the national territory.
The regularization includes the procedures for:
I – registration, changes subsequent to registration, revalidation of registration and cancellation of registration;
II – notification, change of notification, maintenance of notification and cancellation of notification; and
III – notice of commencement of manufacture or importation, change of notice and cancellation of notice.
The purpose of the draft regulation is to establish the regulatory regulatory provisions of Law No. 31348, Law that proposes the enrichment of rice in Peru, which apply to national or foreign natural or legal persons (millers, importers, providers of social food programs, among others), involved in the rice production and consumption chain, within the framework of their competences.
Husked rice (cargo rice or brown rice) (HS Code(s): 100620); – Semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed (HS Code(s): 100620)
Semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed (HS Code(s): 100630); – Broken rice (HS Code(s): 100640).
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply/Secretariat of Agricultural Defense (MAPA in Portuguese) published ORDINANCE SDA No. 653 that modifies Normative Instruction No. 71, of July 24, 2020, approving the Technical Regulation that establishes the identity and quality requirements to be met by cream cheese.
Normative Instruction No. 71, of July 24, 2020, comes into force with the following changes:
XXVI – vinegar;
XXVII – dulce de leche;
XXVIII – condensed milk; and
XXIX – whey.
The workshops were held in October 2021 to analyze the regulatory issue of these foods. This was Anvisa’s first action to obtain data and information in order to identify and analyze the regulatory problem, its causes and consequences, in addition to mapping the affected agents. Representatives of institutions, civil society and the productive sector participated in the meetings.
Although there is still no legal definition, plant-based products include processed foods that are formulated with ingredients of plant origin. They seek a similarity in appearance, texture, flavor and other attributes to traditional animal products such as meat, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products.
It is important to note that Anvisa has followed and participated in discussions related to innovations in the food sector. Among the innovations are plant-based products, which have also prompted action by food regulatory authorities in other countries.