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August 11, 2017
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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for buprofezin, fipronil, EPN, and fluthiacet-methyl, as well as a number of MRL withdrawals.

The final date for comments on buprofezin, fipronil, EPN, and fluthiacet-methyl is October 3, 2017. The final date for comments on the MRL withdrawals is October 6, 2017. Relevant MRLs will be added to the Global MRL Database after they are established.

August 11, 2017
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On July 28, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for cyanazine, flometoquin, mandipropamid, dinotefuran, gamithromycin, and tiamulin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. 

Comments are due to the Embassy by August 14, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

July 21, 2017
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On July 19, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting isofetamid, melengestrol acetate, famoxadone, fenazaquin, and metamifop.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by July 28, 2017.
July 20, 2017
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On July 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting imidacloprid; oxathiapiprolin; quinclorac; clofentezine; chlorpropham; spiramycin; tylosin; dazomet, metam and methyl isothiocyanate; picarbutrazox; fluopyram; fludioxonil; prohexadione-calcium; and mandestrobin.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by July 28, 2017.
July 13, 2017
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On July 13, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for DCIP, Triforine, Pyraclostrobin, Pyribencarb, Fenquinotrione, Fosetyl-aluminum, and Metaldehyde. In addition, MHLW also proposed the withdrawal of MRLs for 25 agricultural and veterinary chemicals. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. 

Comments are due to the Embassy by July 17, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

July 5, 2017
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On July 4, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) published updates to its Standards for Use for Food Additives. This document is part of the framework for Japan’s food additive regulations. 
  

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

June 28, 2017
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On June 27, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published updates to its Standards for Use for Food Additives. This document is part of the framework for Japan’s food additive regulations. 
 

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

June 26, 2017
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On June 26, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published updates to its Standards for Use for Food Additives. This document is part of the framework for Japan’s food additive regulations. 
 

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

June 2, 2017
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On June 2, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a proposal to amend numerous MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs in addition to proposing the withdrawal of MRLs for 56 pesticides and veterinary drugs. Comments on these proposals are due by June 15, 2017. Any proposals containing MRL decreases will likely be announced to the WTO in the coming months.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by June 7, 2017.

May 16, 2017
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On May 16, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of food additive proposals concerning calcium carbonate and magnesium stearate. The MHLW first published these proposals following the 199th Conference for Promotion of Food Import Facilitation.

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

 

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