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August 5, 2019
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On August 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for oryzalin.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

August 5, 2019
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On August 2, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by September 3, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

August 3, 2019
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On August 2, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of existing MRLs bentazone in soyabeans and poppy seeds and flonicamid in strawberries and other berries.

The proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

August 2, 2019
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On July 31, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service distributed draft carbaryl MRLs proposed by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).

Comments are due by August 2, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 3, 2019.

August 2, 2019
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On July 25, Chile’s Ministry of Health notified the WTO of a proposal to modify articles 494, 496, and 497 of its food additive regulations regarding infant formula. Comments are due by September 23, 2019. 

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

August 2, 2019
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On August 1, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the temporary MRL for mepiquat in oyster mushrooms.

The proposed MRL from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

August 1, 2019
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On August 1, the U.S. FDA published an amendment to its color additive regulations concerning soy leghemoglobin. The amendment is effective from September 4, 2019.

The United States' food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of this amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 31, 2019
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This week, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for captandithianon, thiacloprid, propanil, and amoxicillin.

The final deadline for comments for captan is September 28, 2019. The final deadline for comments for dithianon, thiacloprid, propanil and amoxicillin is September 29, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs are currently displaying in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database

July 31, 2019
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On July 31, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for pyriproxyfen, trifloxystrobin, clodinafop-propargyl, carbendazim, flutriafol, acibenzolar-S-methyl, fluazinam, saflufenacil, trinexapac-ethyl, tebuconazole, citrus sinensis essential oil, clethodim, imazethapyr, flumioxazin, Telonomus podisi, Hirsutella thompsonii, and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposed revisions must be received by September 30, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 2, 2019. 

July 31, 2019
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The 2019 revision of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives - Codex Stan 192-1995 (GSFA) has been published, incorporating changes adopted at this year's meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

The updated GSFA is in the process of being analyzed and entered into the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI. 

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