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April 16, 2021
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Haiti

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.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Haiti. 

April 16, 2021
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On April 14, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing, or Thickening Agents and List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents. This amendment was notified to the WTO on April 16. 

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

April 15, 2021
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Recently, Mexico's Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published amendments to Annex I, Annex II, Annex IV, Annex VI, Annex VII, Annex VIII, and Annex XI of its food additive regulations.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

April 15, 2021
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Recently, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for fluazifop-P-butyl, carfentrazone-ethyl, beta-cyfluthrin, profenofos, flutriafol, cymoxanil, prothioconazole, zeta-cypermethrin, flupyradifurone, abscisic acid, propaquizafop, acetamiprid, glyphosate, metribuzin, S-metolachlor, spinetoram, methoxyfenozide, deltamethrin, trifluralin, mandipropamid, and tebuconazole

Relevant MRLs from these amendments are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

April 14, 2021
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On April 14, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published an amendment to their vet drug regulations, adding MRLs for fluralaner.

Relevant MRLs from this amendment will be added to the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database by April 15, 2021. The MRLs are effective May 3, 2021.

April 14, 2021
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The European Union recently published the following regulations amending MRLs:

Amended MRLs will be effective from May 3, 2021 (Reg. 2021/590) and November 6, 2021 (Reg. 2021/616 and 2021/618). Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by April 17, 2021.

April 13, 2021
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On April 13, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of MCPA in or on various commodities. 

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before June 14, 2021. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 14, 2021.

April 12, 2021
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On April 12, New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries published Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice - April 2021.

The comment deadline is June 11, 2021. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide and Vet Drug MRL Databases on April 13, 2021.

April 9, 2021
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On April 6, the European Union published SANTE/12818/2020 Rev.1 proposing MRLs for mandestrobin in grapes and strawberries. 

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by April 10, 2021.

April 7, 2021
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On April 7, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a draft standard for pesticide residue limits.  

Comments must be submitted by June 6, 2021. Relevant proposed MRLs can be viewed in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 8, 2021.

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