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June 24, 2020
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On June 23, Switzerland published a food additive amendment (in French). A provisional version of this amendment was published in May 2020. The amendment is effective from July 1, 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.

June 24, 2020
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On June 24, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of indaziflam in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by August 24, 2020. Established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 25, 2020.

June 24, 2020
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On June 24, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by July 24, 2020. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 25, 2020.

June 23, 2020
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On June 19, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of import tolerances, modification of existing MRLs, and evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for flupyradifurone and DFA.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 24, 2020.

June 23, 2020
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On June 19, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/856 amending MRLs for cyantraniliprole, cyazofamid, cyprodinil, fenpyroximate, fludioxonil, fluxapyroxad, imazalil, isofetamid, kresoxim-methyl, lufenuron, mandipropamid, propamocarb, pyraclostrobin, pyriofenone, pyriproxyfen, and spinetoram in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from July 9, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 24, 2020.

June 23, 2020
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On June 22, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a direction regarding the operationalization of a draft amendment revising their food additive regulations.

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

June 23, 2020
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On June 23, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of import tolerances for flonicamid in various crops and products of animal origin.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 24, 2020.

June 22, 2020
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On June 19, South Africa's Department of Health published an amendment (on page 24) to its regulations for preservatives and antioxidants.

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

June 22, 2020
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On June 12, Health Canada proposed new and amended MRLs for several vet drugs.

Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Vet Drug Database.

June 22, 2020
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On June 22, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for Application A1184 regarding glucoamylase from GM Aspergillus niger  and Application A1185 regarding apha-amylase from GM Aspergillus niger as a processing aid.

Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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