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FCC Publication and Comment Schedule

FCC Forum is the process for new and revised Food Chemicals Codex public review and comment.
All proposed standards and revisions for the FCC are first posted in the free, online FCC Forum for a 90-day public comment period. Once revisions or new standards are approved by the Food Ingredients Expert Committee they are published in the FCC main edition or its Supplements. The table below shows applicable FCC Forum comment periods, targeted publications, and publication dates.

FCC Forum Date Comment Period Target FCC Publication Publication Date Publication Effective Date
Jun 2015 Jun 30–Sep 28, 2015 FCC, Tenth Edition Mar 1, 2016 Jun 1, 2016
Dec 2015 Dec 31, 2015–Mar 31, 2016 FCC, Tenth Edition, First Supplement Sep 1, 2016 Dec 1, 2016
Jun 2016 Jun 30–Sep 30, 2016 FCC, Tenth Edition, Second Supplement Mar 1, 2017 Jun 1, 2017
Dec 2016 Dec 31, 2016–Mar 31, 2017 FCC, Tenth Edition, Third Supplement Sep 1, 2017 Dec 1, 2017
Jun 2017 Jun 30–Sep 30, 2017 FCC, Eleventh Edition Mar 1, 2018 Jun 1, 2018
Dec 2017 Dec 31, 2017–Mar 31, 2018 FCC, Eleventh Edition, First Supplement Sep 1, 2018 Dec 1, 2018
Jun 2018 Jun 30–Sep 30, 2018 FCC, Eleventh Edition, Second Supplement Mar 1, 2019 Jun 1, 2019
Dec 2018 Dec 31, 2018–Mar 31, 2019 FCC, Eleventh Edition, Third Supplement Sep 1, 2019 Dec 1, 2019

Information in the above table is subject to change as needed and without prior notice.