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February 10, 2020
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On February 10, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by March 11, 2020. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 11, 2020.

February 10, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa, and Ukraine

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including South Africa. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Myanmar, Pakistan, and South Africa. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Myanmar and South Africa. 

February 6, 2020
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Recently, the Central American Customs Union published a new food additive regulation. The regulation is only available in Spanish and is effective on June 5, 2020.

The BCGlobal Food Additives Database, which includes the Central American Customs Union's food additive regulations in English, will be updated upon the effective date of the regulation. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

February 6, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for India, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Angola, Algeria, and Hong Kong

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including India and Hong Kong. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for India, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Angola, Algeria, and Hong Kong. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for India and Hong Kong. 

February 5, 2020
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On January 31, the U.S. EPA established a number of time-limited tolerances related to emergency exemptions for use for thiabendazole, streptomycin, bifenthrin, methoxyfenozide, and flupyradifurone. 

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by March 31, 2020. The MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

February 5, 2020
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On February 4, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for pyriofenone and deltamethrin in or on various commodities. 

Comments are due by April 19, 2020. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 6, 2020.

February 4, 2020
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On February 4, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by March 5, 2020. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 5, 2020.

February 4, 2020
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On February 3, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for acetamiprid, glufosinate, fenpropathrin, mancozeb, cyantraniliprole, thifluzamide, bifenthrin, amblyseius tamatavensissulfur, and copper based compounds (links in Portuguese). 

Updated MRLs from these amendments will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 5, 2020. 

February 3, 2020
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fludioxonil. Additionally, EFSA published reasoned opinions on the review of the existing MRLs for spinetoram, terbuthylazine, and fenazaquin according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 4, 2020.

February 3, 2020
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Eye on Potatoes: A Podcast on All Things Potatoes

NPC's Kam Quarles provides a D.C. update after the President's signing of the USMCA trade agreement, and an expert panel at Potato Expo 2020 takes a deep dive into the challenging issue of disharmonized international maximum residue levels (MRLs) for pesticides, including and how foreign countries’ differing standards are affecting potato trade and can hinder a grower’s choices when seeking to grow a healthy crop.

Guests: Kam Quarles, CEO, National Potato Council
Rachel Lattimore, SVP & General Counsel, CropLife America
Matt Lantz, International Market Access Division Manager, Bryant Christie

Listen to the podcast here.

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