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March 2, 2020
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On March 2, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for 2,4-D, ametoctradin, bentazon, and pyraflufen-ethyl.

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

March 2, 2020
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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published an amendment (in Japanese) to its List of Existing Food Additives. 

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

February 28, 2020
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On February 28, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/279 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from March 19, 2020 .

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.

February 28, 2020
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On February 28, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of hydrogenated poly-1-decene (E 907) as a food additive. 

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.

February 28, 2020
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On February 26, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Mozambique

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.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Mozambique.

February 28, 2020
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On February 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Amendment No. 191 amending the MRL for imazapyr in barley.

The amended MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 29, 2020.

February 26, 2020
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On February 10, South Africa's Department of Health, Food Control Directorate published Regulations Governing the Maximum Limits for Pesticide Residues That May Be Present in Foodstuffs: Amendment, establishing numerous MRL changes for pesticides on various commodities.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 27, 2020. Please note that due to South Africa’s deferral path for imported commodities, EU or Codex MRLs may display in lieu of national MRLs.

February 26, 2020
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On February 26, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for folpet, azoxystrobin, dimethomorph, dicamba, prohexadione-calcium, chlorothalonil, and abamectin (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by April 25, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 27, 2020.

February 25, 2020
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On February 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for pyridaben in sweet pepper/bell pepper and setting of an import tolerance for tree nuts.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 26, 2020.

February 25, 2020
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On February 25, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for pethoxamid. 

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 26, 2020. 

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