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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. 

July 31, 2019
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On July 31, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend its food additive regulations. 

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.

July 29, 2019
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On July 25, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Amendment No. 186, varying Australia's Schedule 20 to include MRLs from Proposal M1016 – Maximum Residue Limits (2018).

Amended MRLs are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

July 29, 2019
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On July 26, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Turkey.

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

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Turkey.

July 26, 2019
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On July 25, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published an amendment, in Korean, to the Korean Food Additives Code.

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

July 25, 2019
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On July 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels and setting of import tolerances for oxathiapiprolin in various commodities.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 26, 2019.

July 25, 2019
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On July 24, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of sulfoxaflor in various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 23, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 26, 2019.

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