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Food Chemicals Codex (FCC)

Important Updates
Starting October 31, 2018 the following price changes will be in effect for the FCC Online:

- A one-year subscription to the FCC Online will be available for $300 per user. Note the FCC Online two-year subscription is still available for $500 per user.
- Volume based discounting will no longer be in place on starting October 31, 2018.


The FCC and associated Reference Materials enables you to verify the identity, quality, and purity of the food ingredients you buy and sell, which help to ensure the overall safety and integrity of the food ingredient supply chain. An FCC standard can be used to characterize ingredients used in food.  Monographs in the FCC consist of tests and specifications for identification, assay and impurities, as well as other tests that help describe the purity and quality of the ingredient. Learn more about the FCC development and revision process.

FCC Updates

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FCC Standards

  • FCC standards are established, evaluated, and revised with scientific rigor in an open, collaborative process involving USP scientists, government representatives, expert volunteers, and public input. Standards are approved by an Expert Committee that includes knowledgeable technical leaders from industry, academia, and regulatory bodies from around the world.
  • The FCC is cited over 200 times in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and is recognized by regulatory bodies around the world including the US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Subscription Information

  • The two-year subscription is available in print and online formats. Subscription includes a main edition and three supplements, containing new and revised standards and information. Supplements publish at six-month intervals, see publication and comment schedule.

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