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September 17, 2019
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On September 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for fludioxonil in rhubarbs and on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 review of fludioxonil and fluroxypyr.

The proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 18, 2019.

September 17, 2019
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On September 17, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1559 amending MRLs for cyflufenamid, fenbuconazole, fluquinconazole, and tembotrione in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from April 7, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 18, 2019.

September 16, 2019
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On September 11, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India notified the WTO of proposed limit on trans fats in foods. Comments are due by November 10, 2019.

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

September 13, 2019
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On September 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for cyprodinil in rhubarbs and on the review of the existing MRLs for pyridalyl according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

The proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 14, 2019.

September 13, 2019
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On September 12, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of pyraflufen-ethyl in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 12, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 14, 2019.

September 11, 2019
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On September 11, Denmark's Høringsportalen posted a draft MRL amendment under consideration by the European Union's Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed. The draft amendment, SANTE/11822/2019, includes proposed MRLs for acequinocyl, acibenzolar-S-methyl, emamectin, flonicamid, flutolanil, fosetyl-Al, imazamox, and oxathiapiprolin. 

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 12, 2019. 

September 10, 2019
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On September 10, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 18, 10 September 2019. Pages 16-19 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 24 lists amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 11, 2019.

September 9, 2019
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On September 2, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Service published a report on Egypt’s newly established National Food Safety Authority (NFSA). The NFSA was established in January 2017. The NFSA will be responsible for the formulation of food safety regulations, as well as the inspection and control of food.

The BCGlobal 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

September 9, 2019
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On September 9, the European Union notified the WTO of a draft veterinary drug MRL for diflubenzuron.

The proposed MRL is currently available in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database.

September 9, 2019
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On August 30, New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) published Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds (2019), which is a consolidated MRL standard that includes amendments proposed in June 2019.

Relevant amended pesticide and vet drug MRLs will display in the BCGlobal MRL Databases by September 10, 2019.

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