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March 18, 2019
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On March 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified the WTO of a proposal concerning food additives.

Japan's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

March 18, 2019
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On March 13, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex VIII of its food additive regulations. It is effective from March 13, 2019. 

 
The Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico's food additive regulations in English, has been updated to reflect the relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

March 15, 2019
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On March 15, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, and Brazil.
  

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for the European Union, Canada, Chile, and Brazil. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, and Brazil. 

March 14, 2019
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On March 14, the European Food safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for fluopyram in broccoli.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on March 15, 2019.

March 13, 2019
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On March 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the safety of annatto E and the exposure to the annatto coloring principles bixin and norbixin (E 160b) when used as a food additive.

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

March 12, 2019
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On March 12, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of methoxyfenozide in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by May 13, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on March 13, 2019.

March 11, 2019
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The European Economic Area (EEA) recently updated its agreement on veterinary and phytosanitary matters, including updates to EU MRL Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. EU MRL amendments apply to Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein once accepted to the EEA.

The following EU amendments are now applicable:

Relevant changes for Norway and Iceland will appear in Global MRL Database on March 12, 2019.
March 11, 2019
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On March 4, Macau published a regulation on the use of preservatives and antioxidants in food. The regulation is effective from March 5, 2019.

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

March 11, 2019
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On March 8, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for India and Lithuania.
 

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for India and the European Union. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for India and Lithuania. 

March 11, 2019
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On March 8, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for dithianon in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through May 22, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 12, 2019.

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