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January 22, 2019
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On January 22, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for acetamiprid, pyriproxyfen, diafenthiuron, abamectin, thiamethoxam, tebuconazole, mancozeb, metalaxyl-M, pyraclostrobin, and fluxapyroxad (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposed revisions must be received by February 20, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 23, 2019.

 



January 22, 2019
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On January 18, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a draft standards for pesticide residue limits in foods, proposing MRLs for multiple active ingredients on various commodities. 

Comments must be submitted by March 19, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 23, 2019.

January 22, 2019
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On January 18, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for spirotetramat in various crops.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on January 23, 2019.

January 16, 2019
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In December, the European Union published a draft amendment regarding MRLs for imazalil in various commodities.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 17, 2019.

January 14, 2019
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On January 14, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/50 amending MRLs for chlorantraniliprole, clomazone, cyclaniliprole, fenazaquin, fenpicoxamid, fluoxastrobin, lambda-cyhalothrin, mepiquat, onion oil, thiacloprid, and valifenalate .

The majority of amended MRLs went into effect on January 1, 2019. Relevant MRL changes will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 15, 2019.

January 14, 2019
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On January 14, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the review of the existing MRLs for fluometuron and metam in or on various commodities.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on January 15, 2019.

January 14, 2019
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On January 14, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of an import tolerance for spiromesifen in coffee beans.

The proposed MRL from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on January 15, 2019.

January 11, 2019
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On January 10, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) notified the WTO of the new proposed update to TU CU 029/2012 Safety Requirements for Food Additives, Flavorings, and Technological Aids published in December 2018. Comments are due by March 10, 2019 (per the addendum). 

 
The Eurasian Economic Union’s food additive regulations are included, in English, in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

January 11, 2019
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On January 11, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/38 amending MRLs for iprodione.

Amended MRLs go into effect on July 31, 2019. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 12, 2019.

January 10, 2019
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On January 9, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published an amendment, in Korean, to the Korean Food Additives Code. The majority of the amendment is now in force, with certain sections coming into force on July 1, 2019.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Korea's food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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