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April 2, 2020
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On March 31, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0331 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes should appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database on April 8, 2020.

April 2, 2020
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On April 1, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for imazethapyr, deltamethrin, abamectin, boscalid, baculovirus spodoptera frugiperda, picloram, pendimethalin, thiamethoxam, lufenuron, paclobutrazolepyroxasulfone, aviglycine, butralin, disulfoton, flufenpyr, ioxynil octanoate, tetradifon, and phenothiol. (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by May 30, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 3, 2020.

April 2, 2020
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On April 1, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a proposed food additive amendment. The draft amendment is available in Portuguese. Comments are due by May 22, 2020.

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

April 1, 2020
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On January 21, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes

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.

March 31, 2020
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On March 31, Malaysia's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of a draft MRL amendment, initially published in January 2020, to the Sixteenth Schedule of the Food Regulations 1985.

Comments are due by May 30, 2020. The relevant proposed MRLs are already available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

March 24, 2020
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On March 24, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for malathion and prometryn.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 25, 2020.

March 23, 2020
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On March 20, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published an amendment, in Korean, to the Korean Food Additives Code.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Korea's food additive regulations in English has been updated to reflect the relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

March 23, 2020
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On March 23, the European Union notified the WTO of the following MRL proposal:

  • G/SPS/N/EU/379: Draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for bupirimate, carfentrazone-ethyl, emamectin, ethirimol, and pyriofenone in or on certain products.
The proposed MRLs from this WTO notification will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 25, 2020.
March 23, 2020
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On March 23, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for chlorfenapyr and clopyralid.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 24, 2020.

March 20, 2020
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On March 20, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for clopyralid and dimethomorph.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 21, 2020.

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