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October 30, 2019
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The U.S. EPA recently established tolerances for residues of fenbuconazole, pendimethalin, sulfoxaflor, and mandipropamid in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 24, 2019 (fenbuconazole, pendimethalin, sulfoxaflor) and December 27, 2019 (mandipropamid). The established MRLs are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

October 30, 2019
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On October 30, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published two scientific opinions, on the re-evaluation of benzyl alcohol (E 1519) and of sulphuric acid and its sodium, potassium, calcium and ammonium salts (E 513, 514 (i), 514 (ii), 515 (i), 515 (ii), 516 and 517) as food additives. 

The European Union'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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October 29, 2019
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Shelby Sackett joined BCI’s Sacramento office in September 2019, as a member of the Market Development Team.

Shelby assists in preparing market development reports and presentations for clients, and supports the execution of client promotional strategies. She also participates in grant writing and administration related to the United States Department of Agriculture’s export assistance programs.

Shelby graduated with distinguished honors from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Political Science, and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. While obtaining her degree, Shelby studied abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.  She also participated in summer programs in both Egypt and Italy.

 

October 29, 2019
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On October 29, Taiwan notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by December 28, 2019. 

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

October 28, 2019
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On October 28, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend its food additive regulations. Comments are due by December 28, 2019.
 
Taiwan's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 24, 2019
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On October 24, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published a Special Gazette on 2,4-D. Proposed MRLs are listed on page 14.

Comments must be submitted to the APVMA by January 31, 2020. Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 25. 

October 23, 2019
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On October 23, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for mancozeb, cyproconazole, and gibberellic acid (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by December 21, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 24, 2019.

October 22, 2019
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On October 16, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published a trade advice notice on pyrimethanil in the product Campbell ecoFOG-160 PYR Fungicide for use on apples and pears, which includes proposed MRLs.

Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 23. 
 

October 22, 2019
Members of BCI’s Market Development team traveled to Massachusetts to observe the annual cranberry harvest.

This week, David McCaleb, Sarah Gelpi, and Daria Mikhalchenko of BCI’s Market Development team traveled to Massachusetts to observe the annual cranberry harvest. David, Sarah, and Daria joined the Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) and a team from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service for a cranberry bog tour to learn more about the cranberry wet harvest process. The group also had the opportunity to tour a processing facility to see firsthand how the fresh fruit is then transformed into sweet dried cranberries and cranberry concentrate.

BCI’s Market Development team works with CMC on its generic international marketing program to promote exports of U.S. cranberry products globally.  To learn more about BCI’s Market Development services, click here.

October 21, 2019
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On October 15, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a direction clarifying and explaining the interpretation of Appendix A of its Food Safety & Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives Regulations) Regulations, 2011, as amended in 2016. 

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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