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July 24, 2019
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On July 22, China's National Health Commission published new food additive use levels. The announcement notifying these changes is available in Chinese.

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

July 24, 2019
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Recently, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex IX of its food additive regulations. The amendment is effective from July 11, 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.

July 23, 2019
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The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) recently published its Report from the 42nd Session, held July 8-12, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. The report summarizes MRLs adopted, withdrawn, or retained as proposals for numerous pesticides. These MRLs were initially recommended at the 51st Session of the CCPR. 

Relevant MRL changes have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

July 22, 2019
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On July 22, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published an amendment (link in Portuguese) deleting the monographs of 33 active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 23, 2019.

July 22, 2019
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On July 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels for bupirimate according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) 396/2005.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 23, 2019.  

July 22, 2019
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The 42nd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) was held from July 8-12, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Codex, which is run jointly by the WHO and FAO, sets various guidelines to promote international food safety. Standards adopted by the CAC that contain updated food additive provisions are detailed in the report. These food additive revisions were recommended by the Codex Committee on Food Additives in April

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

July 22, 2019
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On July 1, Indonesia’s National Agency of Drug and Food Control published a new food additive regulation. This regulation is effective from July 1, 2019 with a 24 month grace period for registered products. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Indonesia’s food additive regulations, will be updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. 
 

July 19, 2019
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On July 13, Turkey's Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock published an amendment to its veterinary drug MRL standard.

Relevant changes will be available in the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database by July 23, 2019.

July 18, 2019
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On July 17, Chile’s Ministry of Health published a proposal to modify articles 494, 496, and 497 of its food additive regulations regarding infant formula. Comments are due by September 15, 2019. 


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

July 18, 2019
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On July 15, Argentina updated the Argentinian Food Code through Resolución Conjunta 23/2019 and Resolución Conjunta 24/2019. All updates are effective from July 16, 2019. 

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

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