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August 17, 2015
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On August 26, 2015, users of the Global MRL Database will have new options for accessing free content.  Users within the United States looking to access global MRL data from a US exporting perspective will be able to do so through the following subscription:

  • International MRLs-US ViewPoint: This free subscription for users within the United States will continue to provide free and limited access to US MRLs and corresponding international MRLs

Users outside of the United States looking to access US MRLs will be able to do so through a different free subscription.

  • US MRLs: International users (non-US) will have free access to US MRLs only. MRLs for international markets (non-US) will no longer be available.

These two subscription options will replace the existing “MRLDatabase.com – Enhanced” subscription.

Premium Subscriptions

Subscribers who require more comprehensive MRL data are encouraged to consider one of our paid subscriptions. These premium packages include Standard, Professional, and Enterprise options. They provide unrestricted access to MRLs from a global viewpoint for over 800 pesticides, 700 commodities, and 100 countries. Paid subscriptions offer pending and proposed MRLs, regulation names and effective dates, the ability to save queries, and an MRL change report, email notifications, and other features and benefits.

For more information and pricing, please complete the GlobalMRL.com Quote Request Form and a Global MRL Database sales representative will be in touch with you shortly.

July 27, 2015
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On August 26, 2015, there will be significant changes made to the Global MRL Database that will affect users of the free subscription “MRLDatabase.com-Enhanced.” If you are a subscriber to this free subscription, these changes will affect how you use the database as well as the information displayed. 

On this date the MRLDatabase.com-Enhanced free subscription will be replaced by two types of free access:

  1. United States (US) based users will continue to have free access to US MRLs and corresponding international MRLs, but the name of this free subscription will change to “International MRLs-US ViewPoint.”
  2. Users outside of the US will continue to have free access to US MRLs through a free “US MRLs” subscription.  However, MRLs for markets other than the US will no longer be available for users located outside of the US.

For subscribers who need a greater scope of MRL data than these free services, the Global MRL Database also offers paid subscriptions for three levels of access – Standard, Professional, and Enterprise.  See below for information on subscribing to these premium services.

Standard, Professional, and Enterprise Paid Subscriptions

If you are exporting commodities between countries other than the US, need to see MRLs from a global viewpoint without the limitations of the free subscriptions, or are interested in a greater scope of MRL regulatory information, the Global MRL Database also offers fee based subscriptions for three levels of access--Standard, Professional, and Enterprise.  Some of the additional information and features available include pending and proposed MRLs, regulation names, effective dates, an advanced Excel download, MRL change report, and email notifications. MRL regulations are available for over 800 pesticides and 700 commodities in more than 100 countries.

If you are interested in subscribing to one of our paid services.  It can be done in 3 easy steps:

  1. Complete the Quote Request Form.
  2. A Global MRL sales representative will be in touch to confirm your request, answer questions, and provide a quote.
  3. A subscription can be purchased by credit card or bank transfer.
November 12, 2014
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The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an American non-profit organization focused on the environment and public health, has published a "Dirty Dozen" list of twelve food additives that it considers potentially harmful.  The list is intended to bring attention to perceived failures of the US regulatory system, which permits the use of these additives.

The EWG is known for its publication of the "Dirty Dozen" list of produce commodities with high pesticide residues.

April 11, 2014
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On June 18 and 19, the California Specialty Crop Council (CSCC) will be hosting the 2014 MRL Workshop in San Francisco, California. The conference brings together trade associations, registrants, and regulatory professionals from around the world to discuss the latest developments in MRL policy.

Presentations will be given by nationally-known experts and international industry leaders. Topics include international trade trends, global registrations, pesticide residue monitoring, MRL strategies for growers, updates for international residue standards (US, NAFTA, Asia, EU, Codex, global etc.), inadvertent issues and panel discussions.

CSCC has made available online the  meeting registration form and the complete 2014 MRL Workshop agenda.

January 10, 2014
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On Tuesday, January 14, Bryant Christie's Regulatory Data Services team will be in Portland, Oregon at the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) Expo

Our team's regulatory experts will exhibit the International Food Additive Database, the USDA-EPA MRL Database, and other international trade services provided by BCI.  We'll be available to answer questions and provide information on food regulatory issues.

The International Food Additive Database is freely accessible and includes over 80,000 food additive use regulations in 60 markets around the world.  Users can compare maximum use levels between countries for similar food types, view relevant regulatory notes and terminology, and download results in user-friendly Excel or PDF formats.

The USDA-EPA MRL Database is maintained by BCI and is also freely-accessible. It includes all US MRLs and corresponding foreign market MRLs. BCI maintains an internationally-focused, broad scope of regulatory MRL data made available through customized databases, data feeds, and a subscription-based Global MRL Database to be launched in 2014.

Please stop by our booth in the Export Resource Center to meet the team, learn more about the database, and see a demonstration.  We look forward to seeing you there!

July 13, 2013
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BCI is pleased to announce that we will be demonstrating the Food Additive Database at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo, July 13-16 in Chicago.

The International Food Additive Database is freely accessible and includes over 80,000 food additive use regulations in 24 markets around the world.  Users can compare maximum use levels between countries for similar food types, view relevant regulatory notes and terminology, and download results in user-friendly Excel or PDF formats.

Please stop by Booth 3502 to meet the team and learn more about the database.  We hope to see you there!

December 13, 2012
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As part of BCI's international regulatory data services, BCI monitors on a daily basis government gazettes and regulatory websites, international databases, as well as World Trade Organization (WTO) member notifications for updates on food additive use regulations. BCI Food Additive News will provide information on new legislation, amendments, and proposed regulatory changes specifically related to these food additive regulations. Interested parties are encouraged to check back often, as new posts will typically go up at least once a week or subscribe to be notified by email of new postings.

The news items posted on this forum will also complement the data in the International Food Additive Database, communicating specific updates to the database as well as regulatory source information. This database is a joint project with the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The database provides a single source of information on global food additive regulations, and allows users to compare food additive maximum use levels between countries for similar food types and categories. Search results include the exact food terminology used by the country, as well as any unique nuances noted in the market's food additive regulations.

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