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December 9, 2020
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On November 23, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization (GSO) opened a public consultation on a draft revision to its food additive regulations. The revision was originally notified to the WTO in September 2020. Comments are due by February 1, 2021. 

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

December 8, 2020
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On December 8, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review and setting of an import tolerance for flutriafol in cucurbits (inedible peel).;

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 13, 2020.

December 8, 2020
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On December 8, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for ethalfluralin and ethaboxam.

Comments are due by February 21, 2021. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 9, 2020.

December 7, 2020
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On December 3, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the call for submissions for Application A1206 on subtilisin from GM Bacillus licheniformis as a processing aid (enzyme). Comments are due by January 27, 2021. 

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.

December 7, 2020
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On December 4, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for quinoxyfen.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 8, 2020.

December 7, 2020
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On December 7, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a direction regarding the operationalization of a draft amendment revising their food additives regulation.

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.

December 7, 2020
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On December 4, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a proposal (in Korean) to amend the Food Additives Code. Comments are due by February 3, 2021.

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

December 4, 2020
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On December 3, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of sethoxydim on basil leaves. 

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 1, 2021. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 5, 2020.

December 4, 2020
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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified the WTO draft food additive amendments for dipotassium DL-tartrate, copolymer of vinylimidazole/vinylpyrrolidone, chitin-glucan, ammonium hydrogen sulfite water. These amendments were originally proposed in November 2020

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.

December 4, 2020
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On December 3, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to add or revise the monographs for 1-tetradecanol, (Z, E)-7,9,11-dodecatrienyl, (E)-7-dodecenyl acetate, thiencarbazone, and Neoseiulus barkeri.

Comments are due by January 31, 2021. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 5, 2020.

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