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December 12, 2019
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On December 8, Israel’s Ministry of Health published a food additive amendment for sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (E 466). The amendment is effective December 27, 2019. 

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.

December 9, 2019
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On December 9, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for trifluralin, epoxiconazole, fenpropathrin, kinetin, indolylbutyric acid, and ethiprole (links in Portuguese). 

Updated MRLs from these amendments will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 10, 2019.  

December 9, 2019
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On December 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fluopyram. 

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 10, 2019. 

December 6, 2019
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On December 4, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published an amendment, in Portuguese, on food additives. The amendment is effective from December 4, 2019.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Brazil'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 5, 2019
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On December 5, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of etoxazole, propamocarb, and fenpyroximate in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by February 3, 2020. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 6, 2019.

December 5, 2019
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On December 5, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for chloropicrin, flonicamid, fluazinam, cyclaniliprolecyclaniliprole in teahalauxifen-methyl, ethiprole, spinetoram,and benoxacor.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 6, 2019. 

December 5, 2019
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On December 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment concerning food additives to the Australia New Zealand Food Code. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes FSANZ’s food additive regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

December 5, 2019
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On December 5, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Australia, New Zealand and Hungary.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Food Standards Australia New Zealand and the European Union. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Australia, New Zealand and Hungary.

December 4, 2019
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On December 3, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 24, 3 December 2019. Pages 31-34 of the gazette list amended MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

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

December 4, 2019
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On November 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on MRLs for chlorantraniliprole. 

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

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