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November 6, 2020
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On November 5, the European Union notified SANTE/11220/2019 Rev. 3 to the WTO, proposing MRLs for several active ingredients.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by November 7, 2020.

November 4, 2020
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On November 4, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of trinexapac-methyl in or on sugarcane, cane and sugarcane, molasses.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before January 4, 2021. Relevant MRL changes will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 5, 2020.

November 3, 2020
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On November 2, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health published an amendment in the Royal Gazette revoking chlorpyrifos and paraquat MRLs (in Thai).

Pending MRL revocations with an effective date of June 1, 2021 will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database November 4, 2020.

November 3, 2020
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Recently, Thailand's Ministry of Health published Notification of the Ministry of Public Health No. 418 B.E. 2563 Re: Prescribing the Principle, Conditions, Methods and Proportion of Food Additives (No. 2), a new regulation on food additives.

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

November 3, 2020
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On November 3, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for glufosinate-ammonium, emamectin benzoate, difenoconazole, tebuconazole, azoxystrobin, ethiprole, amicarbazone, profenofos, flufenoxuron, haloxyfop-P-methyl, Clonostachys rosea, flutriafol, pyriproxyfen, flubendiamide, cartap hydrochloride, Sophora flavescens, and cyazofamid (links in Portuguese).

Relevant MRLs from these amendments will be added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by November 5, 2020.

November 3, 2020
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On November 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue level for flupyradifurone and DFA in rapeseeds/canola seeds and mustard seeds.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 4, 2020.

November 3, 2020
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On November 3, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for myclobutanilpyroxsulam, and triflumezopyrim.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 4, 2020.

October 29, 2020
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On October 28, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for trifludimoxazin.

Comments are due by January 11, 2021. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 30, 2020.

October 28, 2020
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On October 28, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1565 amending MRLs for 1-methylcyclopropene, bifenazate, chlorantraniliprole, chlormequat, cyprodinil, mandipropamid, and pyridaben, and Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1566 amending MRLs for bupirimate, carfentrazone-ethyl, ethirimol, and pyriofenone.

Amended MRLs will be effective from November 17, 2020 (Reg. 2020/1565) and May 17, 2021 (Reg. 2020/1566). Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 29, 2020.

October 28, 2020
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On October 26, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft amendment concerning food additives in the Gazette of India. Comments are due to FSSAI by December 27, 2020.

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.

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