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August 12, 2019
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On August 12, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of propiconazole and pydiflumetofen in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by October 11, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 13, 2019.

August 12, 2019
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On August 5, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for fluopyram, dinotefuran, laminarin, bifenthrin, pyriproxyfen, acetamiprid, etofenprox, atrazine, and mesotrione (links in Portuguese).

Updated MRLs from these amendments will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 13, 2019. 

August 8, 2019
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On August 8, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a direction regarding the operationalization of a draft amendment revising colistin MRLs.

Relevant changes will be available in the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database by August 9, 2019.

August 8, 2019
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Recently, Health Canada published the following amendments to various lists of permitted additives:

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

August 8, 2019
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On August 2, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an updated version of its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 9, 2019.

August 7, 2019
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From July 22 to August 3, BCI collaborated with USDA and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) to host a group of 9 seafood importers from China on an educational and trade tour of Washington, Oregon, and Alaska through the USDA Cochran Fellowship Program.  The group was able to meet with a range of U.S. seafood suppliers, trade associations, and environmental organizations in each of the states to learn about the quality and sustainability found in American seafood products.  BCI’s experience in various agricultural sectors has allowed the company to lead a number of USDA Cochran Fellowship Programs like the one detailed here. Click here for more information on how BCI helps develop markets abroad.

(Photo above): The group at a meeting with Alaskan Leader Seafoods in Seattle, WA. (Below): The group during a processing plant site visit with Ocean Beauty Seafoods in Cordova, AK.

August 7, 2019
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On August 7, Taiwan notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by October 6, 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.

August 6, 2019
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On August 6, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of fluoxastrobin in cotton, undelinted seed and cotton, gin byproducts.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by October 7, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 7, 2019.

August 6, 2019
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On August 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels for acequinocyl in citrus fruits.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 7, 2019. 

August 5, 2019
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On August 5, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0805 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

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