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May 20, 2013
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May 17, 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRLs for asulam.

May 20, 2013
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May 17, 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRLs for flupyrsulfuron-methyl in various commodities. EFSA concluded that further consideration was needed to revise MRLs for grain commodities and products of animal origin.

May 20, 2013
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May 16, 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRLs for flumioxazin.

May 17, 2013
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On May 17, 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 207 (FGE.207). This report re-evaluates the safety of certain flavoring substances used in food.

The European Union's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, though flavorings do not fall within the scope of the database.

May 16, 2013
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On May 16, 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Scientific Opinion on re-evaluation of one flavouring substance 3-acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene [FL-no 15.024] from FGE.19 subgroup 5.2.  The report re-evaluates the health safety of its use.

The European Union's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, though flavorings do not fall within the scope of the database.

May 15, 2013
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On March 22, 2013, the Croatian Parliament published its “Law on food additives, flavorings and food enzymes,” which implements several European Commission regulations related to food additives.  The law is available only in Croatian.

This legislation will enter into force upon Croatia's accession into the European Union, with the exception of one article that enters into force on January 1, 2014.

European Union food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database.

May 14, 2013
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On May 14, 2013, the European Commission published Commission Regulation (EU) No 438/2013, which amends Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 regarding the use of certain food additives.  The amendment contains several regulatory changes to the Union list of approved food additives and maximum use levels.

The amendment will enter into force on June 3, 2013.  The International Food Additive Database will be updated to include this amendment once it is in effect.

May 13, 2013
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On May 13, 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRLs for tetraconazole in various commodities.

May 13, 2013
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance acequinocyl. EFSA identified missing information required by the EU's regulatory framework. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses on apples and pears.

May 13, 2013
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published Review of the existing MRLs for dichlobenil. Because dichlobenil is no longer authorized within the EU and EFSA is not aware of any import tolerances, residues of the active substance are not expected to occur.

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