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November 29, 2018
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On November 29, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2018-488 (link in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including several veterinary drug changes.

Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database next week.

November 28, 2018
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Last week, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for clomazone, dodine, and flonicamid.

Individual changes can be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 29, 2018.

November 27, 2018
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On November 20, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English language version of the amendment follows the Hindi language version) to the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, which includes food additive provisions.

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

November 27, 2018
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On November 27, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health notified the WTO (notifications 80, 81, 82, and 83) of the draft amendment to their Food Regulations 1985 originally published in August 2018 and updated in September 2018. Comments are due by January 26, 2019.

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

November 27, 2018
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On November 27, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for fluazifop-butyl and flumioxazin in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through February 10, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 28, 2018.

November 27, 2018
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On November 27, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for ethalfluralin and benzovindiflupyr.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 28, 2018.

November 26, 2018
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On November 22, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for novaluron and metaldehyde in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through February 5, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 27, 2018.

November 26, 2018
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On November 22, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of pyrifluquinazon in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 25, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 27, 2018.

November 26, 2018
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Recently, Japan's National Tax Agency published an updated version (in Japanese) of its list of food additives that can be used for the preservation of alcoholic beverages.

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

November 26, 2018
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On November 23, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for sulfoxaflor, thiamethoxam, and abamectin (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposed MRLs must be received by December 22, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 27, 2018.

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