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January 5, 2021
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for oxathiapiprolin and halauxifen-methyl.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on January 6, 2021.

January 4, 2021
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The European Economic Area (EEA) recently updated its agreement on veterinary and phytosanitary matters, including updates to EU MRL Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. EU MRL amendments apply to Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein once accepted to the EEA.

The following EU amendment is now applicable:

Relevant changes for Norway and Iceland will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on January 5, 2021.

January 4, 2021
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Argentina, the BahamasMyanmarEgyptIndiaTanzania, Haiti, Spain, Lithuania, France, Kenya, and the Dominican Republic

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Argentina, the Bahamas, Egypt, Myanmar, India, Tanzania, the European Union, Haiti, Kenya, and the Dominican Republic. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Argentina, Myanmar, Egypt, India, the EU, Kenya, and the Dominican Republic.

December 31, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Poland, Nigeria, and China

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant and proposed MRLs for Poland, Nigeria, and China. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Poland and China.

December 30, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Greece and Romania

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for Greece and Romania.

December 30, 2020
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After the January 31, 2020, withdrawal from the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom’s (UK) 11-month transition period ends on December 31, 2020.As of January 1, 2021, Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) will operate food additive regulations independently from the EU. Any new decisions taken by the EU will not automatically apply in Great Britain. However, Northern Ireland will continue to apply EU policies under the terms of the United Kingdom's Withdrawal Agreement and Northern Ireland Protocol. EU food additive regulations will continue to apply in Northern Ireland after the end of the transition period. 

In order to accommodate these changes, the BCGlobal Food Additive Database will adjust its markets to include both Great Britain and the European Union.

  • Great Britain: The Food Additive Database will display EU food additive regulations as they existed on December 31, 2020, but will be changed as amended by Great Britain moving forward from January 1, 2021. 
  • European Union: The Food Additive Database will display food additive regulations and should be consulted for requirements for Northern Ireland. 
The BCGlobal Food Additive Database will be updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.
December 29, 2020
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The Philippines' Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Agriculture Standards recently published its national standard for MRLs of pesticide residues in milled rice.

Updated MRLs from this standard will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 30, 2020. 

December 29, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Italy, Morocco, Tunisia and Jamaica

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, and Jamaica. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Italy.

December 29, 2020
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Recently, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of broflanilide in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before February 16, 2021. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 30, 2020.

December 28, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Thailand and Serbia.

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for Thailand.

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