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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
Dec 2018 Dec 31, 2018–Mar 31, 2019 FCC, Eleventh Edition, Third Supplement Sep 1, 2019 Dec 1, 2019
Jun 2019 Jun 30- Sep 30, 2019 FCC, Twelfth Edition Mar 1, 2020 Jun 1, 2020
Dec 2019 Dec 31 2019-Mar 31, 2020 FCC, Twelfth Edition, First Supplement Sep 1, 2020 Dec 1, 2020
Jun 2020 Jun 30-Sep 30, 2020 FCC, Twelfth Edition, Second Supplement Mar 1, 2021 Jun 1, 2021
Dec 2020 Dec 31, 2020- Mar 31, 2021 FCC, Twelfth Edition, Third Supplement Sep 1, 2021 Dec 1, 2021
June 2021 Jun 30- Sep 30, 2021 FCC, Thirteenth Edition Mar 1, 2021 Jun 1, 2022

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