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May 26, 2017

FSANZ Announces Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News May 26, 2017

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On May 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive application concerning the use of thermolysin as an enzyme.

Australia & 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.

May 25, 2017

FSANZ Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 25, 2017

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On May 25, an amendment to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Food Standards Code was published. The amendment concerns including Oryzin (protease) as a processing aid. Changes take effect on May 25, 2017. 
  

Australia & 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.

May 24, 2017

Chile Publishes Updated Consolidated Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News May 24, 2017

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Recently, Chile’s Ministry of Health published an updated consolidated version of its food additive regulation. Effective dates regarding specific changes are noted in the document. 
 

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

May 24, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 24, 2017

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On May 19, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex X of its food additive regulations regarding processing aids. The amendment is available in Spanish and is effective from May 19, 2017. 

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for Mexico, although processing aids typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

May 23, 2017

Switzerland Publishes New Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 23, 2017

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On May 16, Switzerland notified the WTO of new food additive legislation. The new Swiss legislation can be found on the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) website. All regulations enter into force May 1, 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.

May 23, 2017

European Union Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 23, 2017

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On May 23, the European Union published an amendment to its food additive regulations regarding the use of food additives in color preparations. This amendment is effective from June 11, 2017.

The International Food Additive Database will  be updated on the effective date of the amendment to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

May 23, 2017

European Union Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 23, 2017

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On May 23, the European Union published an amendment to its food additive regulations regarding the use of phosphoric acid – phosphates – di – tri – and polyphosphates in certain meat preparations. These changes were originally proposed in December 2016. These changes will take effect on June 11, 2017. 

The International Food Additive Database will be updated on the effective date of the amendment to reflect these changes.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

May 22, 2017

India Operationalizes Food Fortification Regulation

Food Additive News May 22, 2017

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On May 19, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) operationalized a regulation concerning the fortification of food. This regulation was previously operationalized in October 2016.

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

May 19, 2017

EFSA Publishes Flavoring Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News May 19, 2017

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On May 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding Flavoring Group Evaluation 208.

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

May 18, 2017

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 18, 2017

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On May 17, the European Union published an amendment to its food additive regulations regarding the use of nitrites in “golonka peklowana”. These changes were originally proposed in December 2016. These changes will take effect on June 6, 2017. 

The International Food Additive Database will be updated on the effective date of the amendment to reflect these changes.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.



May 18, 2017

India Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News May 18, 2017

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On May 18, India notified the WTO of a proposal to its food additive regulations first published on May 3, 2017. Comments are due by July 17, 2017.

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

May 17, 2017

Indonesia Added to the Food Additive Database

Food Additive News May 17, 2017

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BCI is pleased to announce that Indonesia's food additive regulations have been added to the Food Additive Database and are now available to subscribers.

This update incorporates the maximum use levels contained in 27 Indonesian food additive regulations which are categorized by technological function. Each regulation has been professionally translated and analyzed by BCI's team of regulatory specialists.

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.

May 16, 2017

Japan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposals

Food Additive News 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.

 

May 16, 2017

FSANZ Publishes 3-Year Work Plan

Food Additive News May 16, 2017

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On May 16, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a 3-year plan for food regulatory measures. Comments are due by June 13, 2017. 

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

May 12, 2017

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News May 12, 2017

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On May 8, 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.

May 12, 2017

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

Food Additive News May 12, 2017

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On May 12, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 41. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products, including food additives. 

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May 12, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News May 12, 2017

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On May 12, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Notification Circular 12-17, which announced application A1144 re-categorizing coconut milk for food additive permissions. FSANZ estimates it will begin its assessment in early September 2017. 

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

May 12, 2017

EFSA Publishes Scientific Opinion on Food Additive Carcinogenicity Study

Food Additive News May 12, 2017

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On May 8, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion providing a statement on the validity of the conclusions of a mouse study on the carcinogenic potential of sucralose. 

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

May 12, 2017

EFSA Announces New Food Enzyme Exposure Tool

Food Additive News May 12, 2017

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On May 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published an announcement regarding the use of a new food enzyme exposure tool in enzyme evaluations. 

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

May 12, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Enzyme Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News May 12, 2017

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On May 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published scientific opinions regarding the reevaluations of the following food enzymes

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

May 8, 2017

India Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News May 8, 2017

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On May 3, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due sixty days after this proposal is notified 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.

May 5, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News May 5, 2017

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On May 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published two scientific opinions regarding the reevaluations for sorbitan monostearate, sorbitan tristearate, sorbitan monooleate, and sorbitan monopalmitate and fatty acids as 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.

May 4, 2017

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 4, 2017

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On May 3, Health Canada published three amendments to its food additive regulations that modify the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Generally Accepted Uses:

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

May 4, 2017

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 4, 2017

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On May 3, Health Canada published a marketing authorization amending the marketing authorization for food additives with other generally accepted uses. This amendment affects future food additive authorizations. 
  

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

May 1, 2017

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 1, 2017

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On April 28, Health Canada published an amendment to its food additive regulations. NOM/ADM-0093 modifies the List of Permitted Sweeteners to enable the use of erythritol in various food products. 

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

May 1, 2017

India Publishes Food Additive Proposals

Food Additive News May 1, 2017

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On April 20, the Food And Safety Standards Authority of India published two proposals that concern the use of food additives in salt substitutes and infant foods. Comments are due by May 20, 2017.

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

April 28, 2017

EFSA Publishes Flavoring Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News April 28, 2017

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On April 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding flavoring group evaluation 49, revision 1: xanthine alkaloids from the priority list. 

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


April 26, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News April 26, 2017

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On April 19, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex II of its food additive regulations, “Additives with various functional classes that may be used in accordance with GMP.” The amendment is available in Spanish and is effective from April 19, 2017. 
 

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

April 25, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Call for Submissions

Food Additive News April 25, 2017

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On April 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions regarding application A1127 on the approval of multiple processing aids in wine. Comments are due by June 7, 2017.

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

April 24, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report on Czech Republic

Food Additive News April 24, 2017

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Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Import Regulations Standards (FAIRS) Country Report for the Czech Republic. This report contains information on food additive regulations. 
  

BCI's International Food Additive Database includes food additive use regulations for over 800 additives and 60 markets. Please contact us for information on subscribing. 


April 20, 2017

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News April 20, 2017

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On April 19, Health Canada published amendments to its food additive regulations. NOM/ADM-0091 modifies the List of Permitted Food Enzymes concerning the use of chymosin B. NOM/ADM-0092 modifies the List of Permitted Sweeteners to enable the use of advantame.

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

April 14, 2017

Brazil Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News April 14, 2017

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On March 30, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published an amendment to its food additive regulations. This amendment is available in Portuguese.

Brazil's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. The relevant changes from this amendment will be reflected in the database by April 14, 2017. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

April 13, 2017

FSANZ Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News April 13, 2017

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On April 13, an amendment to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Food Standards Code was published. The amendment concerns broadening the definition of steviol glycosides and minor Code revisions.

Australia & New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. The relevant changes from this amendment will be reflected in the database by April 18, 2017.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

April 12, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News April 12, 2017

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

Amendments are effective from their respective dates of publication. 

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

April 7, 2017

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News April 7, 2017

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On April 5, Health Canada published an amendment to its food additive regulations. NOM/ADM-0090 modifies the List of Permitted Food Enzymes concerning the use of lactase. 

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

April 7, 2017

Codex Publishes Report from CCFA Meeting

Food Additive News April 7, 2017

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The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has published its full report of the 49th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) meeting, which was held March 20-24 in Macao. This report includes draft food additive amendments proposed for adoption by the CAC. 

The International Food Additive Database will be updated to reflect any new or revised standards when they are adopted at the annual CAC meeting. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

April 7, 2017

Singapore Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News April 7, 2017

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On March 31, Singapore published an amendment to its food additive regulations. This amendment was first proposed in December 2016. It is effective from April 1, 2017.

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

April 7, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News April 7, 2017

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This week, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published two scientific opinions regarding the re-evaluations of lecithins (E 322) and acacia gum (E414) as 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.

April 5, 2017

Turkey Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News April 5, 2017

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On April 4, Turkey notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to the country's food additive regulations. Comments are due by June 3, 2017.

BCI's International Food Additive Database includes food additive use regulations for over 800 additives and 60 markets. Please contact us for information on subscribing.

April 5, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report on Angola

Food Additive News April 5, 2017

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On March 29, the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Import Regulations Standards (FAIRS) Country Report for Angola. This report contains information on food additive regulations. 

BCI's International Food Additive Database includes food additive use regulations for over 800 additives and 60 markets. Please contact us for information on subscribing. 

March 28, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Jordan

Food Additive News March 28, 2017

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Jordan. This report contains information on food additive regulations.

BCI's International Food Additive Database includes food additive use regulations for over 800 additives and 60 markets. Please contact us for information on subscribing.

March 28, 2017

Singapore Publishes Summary of Consultation on 2017 Draft Food Regulations

Food Additive News March 28, 2017

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Recently, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) published a summary of the December 20, 2016 to February 20, 2017 public consultation on the country's 2017 Draft Food Regulations.

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

March 27, 2017

India Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News March 27, 2017

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On March 21, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a proposal concerning the use of food additives in foods for infant nutrition. Comments are due sixty days from the date the proposal is notified 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.

March 24, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News March 24, 2017

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On March 24, Health Canada published a proposal to include a new food additive, lycopene extract from tomato, with permissions in various foods. This list would modify the List or Permitted Colouring Agents. Comments are due by June 6, 2017.

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

March 24, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News March 24, 2017

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On March 24, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the re-evaluation of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E476) 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.

March 23, 2017

China Approves New Food Additive Use

Food Additive News March 23, 2017

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On March 21, China's National Health and Family Planning Commission approved a new use of beta-carotene. The announcement notifying this change is available in Chinese.

This change has been entered into the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

March 22, 2017

FSANZ Approves Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News March 22, 2017

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On March 23, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval report for the food additive application A1121 - Oryzin (Protease) as a Processing Aid (Enzyme). FSANZ notified the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulations of these approvals.

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

March 20, 2017

India Publishes Import Regulation

Food Additive News March 20, 2017

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On March 10, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published the Food Safety and Standards (Import) Regulation, 2017. This regulation is effective from its date of publication, March 10, 2017.

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

March 20, 2017

Singapore Notifies the WTO of Correction

Food Additive News March 20, 2017

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On March 20, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) notified the WTO of a correction to WTO Notification G/SPS/N/SGP/58, published in January, to exclude the potassium salt of propionic acid.

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

March 17, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News March 17, 2017

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This week, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published three scientific opinions on the following topics:

The European Union'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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