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June 6, 2019
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On May 22, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing monograph changes for atrazine, mesotrione, laminarin, dinotefuran, fluopyram, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, etofenprox, lambda-cyhalothrin, flutriafol, and pyriproxyfen (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposed revisions must be received by July 20, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 7, 2019.

June 6, 2019
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On June 6, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment concerning food additives to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code


The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes FSANZ’s food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

June 4, 2019
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On May 30, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Draft of Standards for Veterinary Drug Residue Limits in Foods proposing MRLs for fluralaner (links in Chinese).

Comments must be submitted by July 29, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on June 5, 2019.

June 4, 2019
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On June 3, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for cyazofamid.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 5, 2019.

June 4, 2019
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On June 4, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for pyriofenone according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 5, 2019.

June 4, 2019
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On June 4, Taiwan notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations regarding the use of nitrous oxide. Comments are due by August 3, 2019.


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

June 3, 2019
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On June 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for acibenzolar-S-methyl in hazelnuts.

The proposed MRL from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 4, 2019.

June 3, 2019
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On May 28, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for florpyrauxifen-benzyl, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, metiram, methoxyfenozide, metominostrobin, etofenprox, spinetoram, fenpropimorph, fluroxypyr-meptyl, famoxadone, azoxystrobin, cymoxanil, chlorfenapyr, Cordyceps fumosorosea, difenoconazole, Purpureocillium lilacinumReynoutria sachalinensis, and tebuconazole.

Updated MRLs for metiram, methoxyfenozide, metominostrobin, etofenprox, spinetoram, fenpropimorph, fluroxypyr-meptyl, famoxadone, azoxystrobin, cymoxanil, chlorfenapyr, difenoconazole, Reynoutria sachalinensis, and tebuconazole will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 4, 2019. Amendments for florpyrauxifen-benzyl, Heterorhabditis bacteriophoraCordyceps fumosorosea, and Purpureocillium lilacinum will be made after their respective monographs have been posted.

May 30, 2019
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On May 30, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0530 No. 2 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 31, 2019.

May 30, 2019
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On May 30, the U.S. EPA established a new pyriofenone tolerance.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by July 29, 2019. The newly established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 31, 2019.

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