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September 23, 2019
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On September 23, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for benalaxyl-M according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. 

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 24, 2019.

September 20, 2019
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On September 3, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex VI of its food additive regulations. It is effective from September 3, 2019. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico's food additive regulations in English, has been updated to reflect the relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

September 20, 2019
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On September 20, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of dinotefuran in or on persimmon.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 19, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 21, 2019.

September 19, 2019
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On September 19, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of spinosad in or on teas.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 18, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 20, 2019.

September 19, 2019
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On September 19, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for prohexadione calcium, quizalofop-P-ethyl, teflubenzuron, flupyradifurone, and alpha cypermethrin (link in Portuguese).

Updated MRLs from these amendments will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 20, 2019.

September 18, 2019
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On September 17, the European Union notified the WTO of the following MRL proposals:

  • G/SPS/N/EU/347: Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for myclobutanil, napropamide and sintofen in or on certain products.
  • G/SPS/N/EU/348: Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chromafenozide, fluometuron, pencycuron, sedaxane, tau-fluvalinate and triazoxide in or on certain products.

The proposed MRLs from these WTO notifications will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 19, 2019.

September 18, 2019
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On September 18, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for ethiprole, fipronil, trifluralin, fenpropathrin, epoxiconazole, spiromesifen, kinetin, gibberellic acid, indolylbutyric acid, and fluensulfone (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by November 4, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 19, 2019.

September 17, 2019
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On September 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for fludioxonil in rhubarbs and on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 review of fludioxonil and fluroxypyr.

The proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 18, 2019.

September 17, 2019
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On September 17, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1559 amending MRLs for cyflufenamid, fenbuconazole, fluquinconazole, and tembotrione in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from April 7, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 18, 2019.

September 16, 2019
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On September 11, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India notified the WTO of proposed limit on trans fats in foods. Comments are due by November 10, 2019.

India'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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