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May 17, 2019
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On May 2, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex VI of its food additive regulations. They are effective from May 2, 2019. 


The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Mexico, in English, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI. 

May 16, 2019
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On May 16, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1016 – Maximum Residue Limits (2018) documents:

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) has been notified of FSANZ's decision and, if the Forum does not issue a request for review, the MRLs will go into effect upon gazettal. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.
May 16, 2019
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On May 16, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval report for Application 1168 on glucoamylase from GM Aspergillus niger. FSANZ notified the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulations of the approval.


Australia and New Zealand’s food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

May 16, 2019
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On May 16, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application A1176 on steviol glycoside. 


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

May 16, 2019
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On May 14, Health Canada published NOM-ADM-0132, an amendment to its List of Permitted Sweeteners. 


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. 

May 16, 2019
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On May 10, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare amended its Method of Test for Pesticide Residues in Foods - Multiresidue Analysis (link in Chinese).

Amended limits of quantitation can be viewed in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

May 15, 2019
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On May 13, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for penflufen, aviglycine, difenoconazole, and penthiopyrad.

Individual changes can be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 16, 2019.

May 15, 2019
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On May 13, Health Canada published a proposal concerning food additives. Comments are due by July 26, 2019. 
 

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

May 14, 2019
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On May 1, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India gazetted a proposed standard on foods for infant nutrition. An earlier version of this proposal was published in December 2017. Comments are due by June 14, 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.

May 10, 2019
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On May 6, the U.S. EPA announced its receipt of a pesticide petition to modify the tolerance for glyphosate in oats.

Comments must be received by June 5, 2019. The MRL from this proposal will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 11, 2019.

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