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January 19, 2018

USDA Amends Directive on Ingredients Permitted in Meat, Poultry, and Eggs

Food Additive News January 19, 2018

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On January 19, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 45. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

The United States' regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

January 19, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News January 19, 2018

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This week, the European Food Safety Authority published two scientific opinions regarding the following:

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

January 19, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 19, 2018

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On January 19, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

 
Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Philippines’ food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

January 18, 2018

European Union Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News January 18, 2018

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On January 18, the European Union published an amendment to its food additive regulations. The amendment is effective from February 7, 2018.

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

January 17, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 17, 2018

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On January 17, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Myanmar.
  

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

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

January 17, 2018

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News January 17, 2018

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On January 16, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration notified the WTO that it has adopted an amendment to the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. The amendment is effective from January 9, 2018.

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

January 16, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 16, 2018

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On January 16, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago.

 
BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including the Central American Customs Union. Please contact us for more information on subscribing.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago.

January 12, 2018

Brazil Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News January 12, 2018

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On January 11, Brazil notified the WTO of a food additive proposal concerning food supplements. Comments are due by April 9, 2018.

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

January 12, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 12, 2018

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On January 12, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Egypt.

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

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

January 11, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Amendment

Food Additive News January 11, 2018

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On January 11, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code concerning enzymes.

Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, although enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

January 10, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 10, 2018

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On January 10, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Argentina, Ecuador, and Tunisia.

Argentina’s and Ecuador’s food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Argentina, Ecuador, and Tunisia.

January 9, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 9, 2018

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On January 9, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Nicaragua and Australia.
 
The Central American Custom Union’s and Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

  
The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Nicaragua and Australia.

January 5, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News January 5, 2018

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On January 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the refined exposure assessment of sucrose esters of fatty acids from its use as a food additive.

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

January 5, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 5, 2018

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On January 4, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the following markets:
 

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including the Eurasian Economic Union. Please contact us for more information on subscribing.

 The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Pakistan, Turkey, Morocco, Kazakhstan, and the Eurasian Economic Union. 

January 5, 2018

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News January 5, 2018

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On December 10, Israel's Ministry of Health published a food additive amendment.

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.

January 4, 2018

China Approves New and Modified Food Additive Uses

Food Additive News January 4, 2018

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On December 28, China's National Health and Family Planning Commission approved new and modified uses for seven food additives and one processing aid. The announcement notifying these changes is available in Chinese.

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

January 4, 2018

Singapore Notifies WTO of Draft Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News January 4, 2018

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On January 4, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore notified the WTO of the Draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2018. The international comment deadline for this draft amendment is March 5, 2018.

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

January 4, 2018

UDSA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 4, 2018

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On January 3, the UDSA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for the United Kingdom. 
 
The European Union’s food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI

 
The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the United Kingdom and the European Union. 

January 3, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 3, 2018

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On January 2, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the following markets:

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

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Croatia, the European Union, Hungary, and Peru.

January 2, 2018

India Publishes Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News January 2, 2018

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On January 2, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a food additive proposal. Comments are due by March 3, 2018.

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

December 28, 2017

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News December 28, 2017

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On December 26, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a food additive proposal (in Korean). Comments are due by February 26, 2018.

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

December 27, 2017

USDA Amends Directive on Ingredients Permitted in Meat, Poultry, and Eggs

Food Additive News December 27, 2017

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On December 27, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 44. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

The United States' regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 27, 2017

India Publishes Food Specification Standard Proposal

Food Additive News December 27, 2017

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On December 27, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a proposed food specification standard. Comments are due within sixty days from notification of the proposal to the WTO.

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

December 22, 2017

EFSA Publishes Enzyme Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News December 22, 2017

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On December 20, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of the food enzyme peroxidase obtained from soybean (Glycine max) hulls.

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

December 22, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News December 22, 2017

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On December 20, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of polyglycerol esters of fatty acids as a food additive.

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

December 22, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 22, 2017

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On December 21, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the following countries:
 

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

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Kenya.

December 20, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 20, 2017

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On December 20, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the following countries:
 

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

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Greece and Mexico.

December 18, 2017

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News December 18, 2017

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On December 11, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published an amendment, in Korean, to its food additive regulations. Portions of the amendment are now in force.

The International Food Additive Database, which includes Korea's food additive regulations, will be updated following the translation and analysis of this amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 18, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News December 18, 2017

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On December 16, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Hong Kong. This report contains information on food additive regulations. 

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

December 15, 2017

USDA Announces Public Meeting on Codex Committee on Food Additives

Food Additive News December 15, 2017

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On December 15, the USDA announced a public meeting and request for comments on the draft United States positions to be discussed at the 50th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives.

The United States' food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 15, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News December 15, 2017

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On December 11, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the extension of the use of nisin as a food additive. 

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

December 14, 2017

China Publishes Draft Food Safety Law

Food Additive News December 14, 2017

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On December 12, China’s National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment published a draft food safety standard (in Chinese) for the use of food additives. Comments are due by January 9, 2018.  

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

December 13, 2017

Singapore Publishes Draft Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News December 13, 2017

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Recently, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore published the Draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and an accompanying consultation document. This draft amendment concerns the use of food additives. Comments are due by February 6, 2018.

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

December 13, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News December 13, 2017

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On December 8, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex I of its food additive regulations (in Spanish)

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

December 7, 2017

U.S. TTB Extends Comment Period for Wine Treatment Proposal

Food Additive News December 7, 2017

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On December 7, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) extended the comment period for proposed amendments to the regulations on wine treating materials. The extended comment period closes on April 9, 2018.

The United States' food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 5, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News December 5, 2017

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On December 5, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for the Czech Republic. This report contains information on food additive regulations.

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

December 4, 2017

Thailand Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News December 4, 2017

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On November 23, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health published an amendment (in Thai) to its food additive regulations.

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

December 4, 2017

India Publishes Additive Specification Amendment

Food Additive News December 4, 2017

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On November 21, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment to its specification standards for food additives.

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

December 1, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News December 1, 2017

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On December 1, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the extension of the use of lycopene as a food additive. 

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

December 1, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News December 1, 2017

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On November 30, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Malaysia. This report contains information on food additive regulations.

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

November 29, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 29, 2017

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On November 14-15, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published amendments to the following appendices of its food additive regulations (in Spanish):
 

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

November 29, 2017

Turkey Notifies WTO of Draft Food Specification Standard

Food Additive News November 29, 2017

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On November 29, Turkey's Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock notified the WTO of a draft food specification standard for ice cream. Comments are due by April 20, 2018.

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

November 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia Publishes Proposed GCC Food Standard

Food Additive News November 28, 2017

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On November 14, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) published a proposed Gulf Cooperation Council standard for smoked fish, smoke-flavored fish, and smoke-dried fish. The comment deadline is January 13, 2018.  

 
The Gulf Cooperation Council's food additive regulations, in English, are included in the International Food Additive Database.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

November 27, 2017

China Approves New Food Additive Uses

Food Additive News November 27, 2017

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On November 15, China's National Health and Family Planning Commission announced the approval of new food additive uses. The announcement notifying these changes is available in Chinese.

The International Food Additive Database, which includes China's food additive regulations, will be updated by November 29 to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

November 27, 2017

Macau Notifies WTO of Food Coloring Regulation

Food Additive News November 27, 2017

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On November 27, the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of the Government of Macau Special Administrative Region notified the WTO of its publication of Administrative Regulation No. 30/2017 (Portuguese and Chinese) regarding food coloring. It is effective as of November 14, 2017. 

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

November 27, 2017

India Operationalizes Food Fortification Regulation

Food Additive News November 27, 2017

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On November 22, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) operationalized a regulation concerning the fortification of food. This regulation was previously operationalized in May 2017.

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

November 20, 2017

India Publishes Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 20, 2017

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On November 8, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a food additive proposal in the Gazette of India. FSSAI first notified this proposal in August 2017. Comments are due by December 20, 2017.

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

November 17, 2017

EFSA Publishes Flavoring Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News November 17, 2017

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Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published three scientific opinions regarding the following:
 

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, however flavorings are generally beyond the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

November 17, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News November 17, 2017

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On November 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following scientific opinions regarding food additives:

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

November 13, 2017

India Publishes Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 13, 2017

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On November 8, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by December 13, 2017.

India'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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