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June 19, 2013
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On June 19, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRLs for aminopyralid in commodities of animal origin.

June 19, 2013
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On June 19, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRLs for fenpyroximate in various crops.

June 19, 2013
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On June 19, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance potassium iodide.

June 19, 2013
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On June 19, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance potassium thiocyanate.

June 17, 2013
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On June 15, 2013, the European Commission published Commission Regulation (EU) No 545/2013, amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 regarding the flavouring substance 3-acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene.

The amendment entered into force on June 16, 2013.  The European Union's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, though flavorings typically do not fall within the scope of the database.

June 17, 2013
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On June 11, 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published "Statement on Allura Red AC and other sulphonated mono azo dyes authorised as food and feed additives."  This scientific assessment concerns the health safety of various coloring agents used in food.

Further information on food additive assessments may be found on EFSA's Food Additives page. The European Union's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database.

June 11, 2013
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On June 7, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance spirotetramat.

June 10, 2013
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On June 7, 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published "Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of montan acid esters (E 912) as a food additive." Montan acid esters are authorized for surface treatment of fresh fruits in the E.U. This scientific assessment re-evaluates the health safety of their use.

Further information on food additive assessments may be found on EFSA's Food Additives page.The European Union's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database.

June 6, 2013
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On June 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance chlorantraniliprole.

June 4, 2013
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June 5, 2013, the European Union's MRL amendment Commission Regulation (EU) No 500/2013 entered into force.  This regulation raises MRLs for the following active ingredients: acetamiprid, Adoxophyes orana granulovirus strain BV-0001, azoxystrobin, clothianidin, fenpyrazamine, heptamaloxyloglucan, metrafenone, Paecilomyces lilacinus strain 251, propiconazole, quizalofop-P, spiromesifen, tebuconazole, thiamethoxam and zucchini yellow mosaik virus - weak strain.

Relevant changes will made to www.mrldatabase.com in the next week.

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