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March 10, 2020
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In February, several BCI Sacramento-office staff had the opportunity to tour the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company facility in Chico, California.  During the tour, the BCI team learned about the history of Sierra Nevada, the varieties of hops used, and the company’s sustainability initiatives.  Overall, the tour was interactive and informative, and provided excellent insight into each step of the brewing process.

Sierra Nevada is the third largest craft brewery in the U.S. and one of the largest buyers of hops in the world.  They are also an active member of the Brewers Association (BA).  BCI works with the BA on its Export Development Program—promoting and facilitating exports of U.S. craft beer. 

March 9, 2020
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On March 9, New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) published Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds, which is a consolidated MRL standard that includes amendments proposed in December 2019.

The amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 10, 2020.

March 9, 2020
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On March 9, Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its regulations on food additives. Comments are due by March 16, 2020. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

March 9, 2020
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On March 9, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for mefentrifluconazole in or on various commodities.

Comments are due by May 23, 2020. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 10, 2020.

March 9, 2020
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On March 9, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of penoxsulam in or on artichoke, globe.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by May 8, 2020. The newly established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 10, 2020.

March 6, 2020
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On March 6, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of trifloxystrobin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by May 5, 2020. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 7, 2020.

March 6, 2020
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On March 6, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Tanzania

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Tanzania.

March 5, 2020
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On February 25, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0225 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database on March 6, 2020.

March 5, 2020
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On March 5, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/355 and Commission Regulation 2020/356 amending its food additive regulations. The amendments will apply from March 25, 2020.

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

March 5, 2020
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Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Health published food additive amendments for calcium chloride, annatto, sucralose, sorbitol, hydroxy propyl distarch phosphate, glycerol, isomalt, and acetylated distarch phosphate. The amendments are effective from December 25, 2019 (sucralose, sorbitol, hydroxy propyl distarch phosphate, glycerol, and isomalt) and December 27, 2019 (calcium chloride, annatto, and acetylated distarch phosphate).
 
The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

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