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July 15, 2021
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On July 14, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1156 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from August 3, 2021.

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.

July 13, 2021
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently proposed MRLs for mandipropamidbenzovindiflupyr, sulfoxaflor, and boscalid.

Comments are due by September 26, 2021 (mandipropamid, benzovindiflupyr) and September 28, 2021 (sulfoxaflor, boscalid). The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 17, 2021.

July 13, 2021
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On July 13, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 14, 13 July 2021. Pages 21-22 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 27-31 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 25, 2021.

July 13, 2021
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On July 13, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of fluxapyroxad in certain commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before September 13, 2021. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 14, 2021.

July 12, 2021
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Recently, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for clethodim, metiram, glyphosate, trifloxystrobin, trinexapac-ethyl, acibenzolar-s-methyl, and sulfentrazone (links in Portuguese).

Relevant MRLs from these amendments will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 13, 2021.

July 8, 2021
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On July 8, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application A1227, Application A1228, and Application A1229 on food enzymes. 

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.

July 8, 2021
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On July 8, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives after the recent revocation of the Sanitation Standard for Milk and Milk Products. Comments are due by July 15, 2021. The proposal was notified to the WTO

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

July 7, 2021
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On July 7, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1110 amending MRLs for ametoctradin, bixafen, fenazaquin, spinetoram, tefluthrin, and thiencarbazone-methyl in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from January 27, 2022. Relevant Pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 8, 2021.

July 6, 2021
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On July 6, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1098 amending MRLs for 24-epibrassinolide, Allium cepa L. bulb extract, cyflumetofen, fludioxonil, fluroxypyr, sodium 5-nitroguaiacolate, sodium o-nitrophenolate, and sodium p-nitrophenolate.

Amended MRLs will be effective from July 26, 2021. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 7, 2021.

July 6, 2021
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On July 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for acrinathrin in peaches and sweet peppers. 

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 7, 2021.

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