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February 9, 2021
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On February 9, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for flupyradifurone and difenoconazole.

Comments are due by April 25, 2021. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 10, 2021.

February 9, 2021
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On February 9, the U.S. EPA established and amended tolerances for residues of benzovindiflupyr, ethaboxam, and streptomycin, and amended the expiration of several time-limited tolerances

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before April 12, 2021. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 10, 2021.

February 9, 2021
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On February 9, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval reports for Application A1191 on mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids and an administrative assessment report for Application A1222 on steviol glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica.

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

February 8, 2021
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Madi Jackson joined BCI.’s Seattle office in 2019 as a Research Assistant on the Regulatory Intelligence team, and was promoted to Regulatory Analyst in February 2021.

Madi contributes to the maintenance of the BCGlobal suite of regulatory services by researching, analyzing, and inputting data on international food regulations for pesticides, veterinary drugs, contaminants, and food ingredients. She monitors for changes to policies and regulations across markets and relays these changes in articles for the BCI MRL and Food Additive News and BCI’s customized subscription newsletters, the BCGlobal Monitor. She is also involved with the design and development of new regulatory data products, working closely with IT development teams on the design and development of complex systems and reports.

Madi is a graduate of the University of Idaho with Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Studies and Spanish, and a minor in Professional Writing. While obtaining her degree, she participated in programs and internships in Ecuador and Uruguay.

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February 8, 2021
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Sarah Gelpi Hooker was promoted to Director of Market Development in February 2021.

Sarah joined BCI's Sacramento office in September of 2016 as a member of the Market Development team and became a senior manager in August 2018. She was promoted to Assistant Director in May 2019 .

Sarah manages the marketing team in writing and administering grants related to the United States Department of Agriculture export assistance programs, and works with a number of clients to implement their organization’s promotional activities. Strategic planning, project management, and financial management are all a part of her responsibilities.

Prior to joining BCI, Sarah worked as the International Marketing Manager for the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA), a non-profit agricultural trade association. At SUSTA, Sarah worked closely with the southern State Departments of Agriculture to develop SUSTA’s international marketing strategy. She also managed SUSTA’s international marketing budget and activity implementation.

Sarah is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a minor in Spanish. Additionally, she holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans with a concentration in International Business. Sarah has also studied in San Ramon, Costa Rica through the University of New Orleans, and at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

February 8, 2021
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On February 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for Neoseiulus barkeri, 1-tetradecanol, dodecatriene, (E)-7-dodecenyl acetate, and thiencarbazone-methyl (links in Portuguese).

Relevant MRLs from these amendments will be added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by February 9, 2021.

February 8, 2021
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On February 2, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1018 – Maximum Residue Limits (2020) documents:

The deadline for submissions to FSANZ is March 16, 2021. The comment deadline on the WTO-notified proposal is April 3, 2021. The proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 9, 2021.

February 5, 2021
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On February 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for propiconazole.

Proposed MRLs for propiconazole have already been entered in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

February 5, 2021
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On February 1, Paraguay notified the WTO of a proposed Mercosur amendment to the technical regulations on food additives. Comments on the Paraguayan consultation are due by April 2, 2021. 

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.

February 3, 2021
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On February 3, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0203 No. 4 affecting several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes should appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database in the coming week.

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