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May 21, 2018

EU Notifies WTO of Draft MRLs

Global MRL News May 21, 2018


On May 16, the European Union notified the WTO of SANTE/11715/2017 Rev. 2, proposing draft MRL amendments for bromadiolone, etofenprox, paclobutrazol, and penconazole.  

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on May 22, 2018.

May 21, 2018

U.S. FDA Publishes Rejection of Food Additive Petition for PHOs

Food Additive News May 21, 2018


On May 21, the U.S. FDA published a denial of a food additive petition that requested the amendment of the U.S. food additive regulations to provide for the use of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHOs) in certain foods. The FDA also notified an extension of the compliance date for certain uses of PHOs as regards a June 2015 FDA determination that PHOs are no longer considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS).

The United States' regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

May 21, 2018

Canada Proposes MRLs for Abamectin and Pyrimethanil

Global MRL News May 21, 2018


On May 18, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for abamectin and pyrimethanil in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through August 1, 2018. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on May 22, 2018.

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