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May 2, 2022
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On April 28, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue level for folpet in lettuces.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

May 2, 2022
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On May 2, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published the draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2022. Comments are due by June 21, 2022.

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

April 27, 2022
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On April 26, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels of sulfoxaflor in various crops.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 28, 2022.

April 27, 2022
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On April 6, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a draft amendment (link in Portuguese) proposing to revise monographs for numerous active ingredients.

Comments are due by June 26, 2022. Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 28, 2022.

April 25, 2022
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for China, the Philippines, and Venezuela.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, and includes China and the Philippines. 

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for China, the Philippines, and Venezuela. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for China and the Philippines.

April 20, 2022
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On April 19, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an updated version of its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 21, 2022. 

April 20, 2022
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On April 19, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. The proposal was also notified to the WTO. Comments are due by June 19, 2022.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes Taiwan's food additive regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

April 20, 2022
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On April 13, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published notices 2022-171 and 2022-172 (in Korean) to amend the Food Additives Code. Comments are due by June 12, 2022. Notice 2022-171 was notified to the WTO on April 20. Comments through the WTO are due by June 19, 2022. Notice 2022-172 was notified to the WTO on April 25. Comments through the WTO are due by June 24, 2022.

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

April 20, 2022
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On April 19, the European Union published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/634 establishing MRLs for bambermycin.

The amended MRLs are currently available in the BCGlobal Veterinary Drug MRL Database.

April 19, 2022
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On April 14, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of lipase. The amendment modifies the List of Permitted Enzymes.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Canada's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes, though enzymes typically fall outside of the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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