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On June 22, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a new directive extending its implementation date for standards relating to different categories of infant nutrition foods.
On June 30, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a new directive extending the compliance timeline for the implementation of regulations governing the import of specialty food products for inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) and hypoallergenic conditions.
The Government of Ukraine adopted new labeling requirements for country of origin or place of origin for selected food products on April 1, 2021.
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South Africa: Retail Foods

South African retail food sales totaled US$ 39.8billion in 2020, a 6 percent decrease from 2019 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Germany: Retail Foods

Germany is by far the biggest market for food and beverages in the European Union. The food retail sector is saturated, highly consolidated, and competitive.
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Japan: Retail Foods

In 2020, the total value of all retail food and beverage (F&B) sales in Japan was $474.13 billion, a 1.5 percent increase over 2019 sales of $466.97 billion.
On June 11, 2021, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) issued a notice soliciting public comments on the “Plant-Based Regulatory Discussion.”
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Tanzania: Tanzania Notification on Canned Vegetables

On June 10, 2021, Tanzania notified a draft East African Standard on Canned vegetables — Specification (DEAS 1060:2021) to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/TZA/138.
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Kenya: Kenya Notification on Canned Vegetables

On June 10, 2021, Kenya notified a draft standard on canned vegetables to the WTO TBT Committee as G/TBT/N/KEN/1102.
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El Salvador: Retail Foods

The Salvadoran retail sector has remained strong and stable amidst the pandemic of COVID-19.
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Guatemala: Retail Foods

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the retail industry in Guatemala. Although supermarkets remained open during the crisis, the sanitary measures dictated by the government greatly impacted supermarket sales. Walmart Mexico and Central America is the...
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Indonesia: Retail Foods

Social distancing measures related to COVID-19 are changing how Indonesian consumers shop, forcing retailers to seek more customers online and re-think store formats and location.