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August 18, 2020
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On August 18, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions for mancozeb, lufenuron, azoxystrobin, and propineb

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 19, 2020.

August 18, 2020
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On August 18, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for Aluminum phosphide and Acephate and Methamidophos.

Comments are due by November 1, 2020. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 19, 2020.

August 17, 2020
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Recently, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) notified the WTO of an amendment affecting MRLs for several vet drugs. 

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database  on August 18, 2020.

August 14, 2020
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On August 14, China's National Health Commission published new food additive use levels. The announcement notifying these changes is available in Chinese.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes China's food additive regulations, will be updated by August 17, following the translation and analysis of the regulation. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 14, 2020
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On August 6, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application A1207 on rebaudioside M as a steviol glycoside from Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Australia and New Zealand'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 13, 2020
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On August 13, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of novaluron in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before October 13, 2020. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 14, 2020.

August 13, 2020
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On August 11, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration adopted an amendment (in Chinese) to the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. This amendment was notified to the WTO on August 12. The amendment is effective July 1, 2022.

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 12, 2020
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On August 12, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of nitrapyrin and pethoxamid in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before October 13, 2020. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 13, 2020.

August 12, 2020
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On August 11, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 16, 11 August 2020. Pages 22-24 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 29-33 lists amendments to MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide and Vet Drug MRL Databases on August 12, 2020.

August 11, 2020
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Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of polyvinylpyrrolidone (E 1201) and polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (E 1202) as food additives. EFSA also published a technical report on the outcome of the public consultation on a draft protocol for assessing exposure to sweeteners. 

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.

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