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June 11, 2019
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On June 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for emamectin in kiwi and peaches.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 12, 2019.

June 10, 2019
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On June 7, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by July 8, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 11, 2019.

June 10, 2019
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On June 7, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for cyantraniliprole.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 11, 2019.

June 10, 2019
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On June 7, New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries published Proposals to Amend the Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds Food Notice December 2018. The proposal includes draft pesticide and veterinary drug MRLs.

Comments on these proposed MRLs must be received by August 6, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal MRL Databases by June 14, 2019.

June 7, 2019
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On June 7, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 51. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

The United States's regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

June 6, 2019
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On June 6, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of penthiopyrad in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by August 5, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 7, 2019.

June 6, 2019
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On May 22, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing monograph changes for atrazine, mesotrione, laminarin, dinotefuran, fluopyram, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, etofenprox, lambda-cyhalothrin, flutriafol, and pyriproxyfen (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposed revisions must be received by July 20, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 7, 2019.

June 6, 2019
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On June 6, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment concerning food additives to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code


The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes FSANZ’s food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

June 4, 2019
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On May 30, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Draft of Standards for Veterinary Drug Residue Limits in Foods proposing MRLs for fluralaner (links in Chinese).

Comments must be submitted by July 29, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on June 5, 2019.

June 4, 2019
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On June 3, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for cyazofamid.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 5, 2019.

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