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Impact of Extended Implementation on FCC Platform Starting on December 1, 2020 until June 1, 2021

Type of Posting: Publication Announcement 
Posting Date: 20-Nov-2020

USP recognizes that stakeholders are currently facing numerous challenges with maintaining normal operations during, and responding to, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic.  

In an effort to support industry and regulators while continuing to support public health during this difficult time, the USP Council of Experts previously announced the adjustment of effective date for FCC 12: see the Compendial Notice “Extended Implementation and Comment Period Extension for USP and FCC Publications” posted on March 27, 2020. The effective date was adjusted as follows:

  • Food Chemicals Codex
    • FCC, Twelfth Edition: Effective date has been changed from June 1, 2020 to December 1, 2020

As a result, both FCC 12 and FCC 12 First Supplement are becoming effective at the same time, on December 1, 2020. FCC 12 Second Supplement will become effective on June 1, 2021. 

Please note that FCC 11 through the Third Supplement will remain effective until Dec. 1, 2020. 

Currently FCC Online does not reflect the intended effective date change for FCC 12 in all files. For the files listed here the status banners in individual monographs and in Search Results incorrectly indicate FCC 12 as the effective compendium as of June 1, 2020 (see below for example). These banners should still show FCC 11 through the Third Supplement as the effective compendium. 

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Kristie Laurvick, Senior Manager, Food Standards (301-816-8356 or