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July 27, 2020
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On July 24, Health Canada published a proposal concerning food additives. Comments are due by October 6, 2020. 

Canada'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 24, 2020
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On July 24, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for MCPA in or on various canarygrass commodities.

Comments are due by October 6, 2020. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 25, 2020.

July 24, 2020
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On July 24, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1085 amending MRLs for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl.

Amended MRLs will be effective from August 6, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 25, 2020.

July 23, 2020
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On July 23, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for MCPA and halauxifen-methyl in or on various commodities.

Comments are due by October 6, 2020. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 24, 2020.

July 23, 2020
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On July 23, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for aclonifen in fennel seed and caraway fruit.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 24, 2020.

July 23, 2020
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Recently, the European Union notified SANTE/10482/2020 Rev. 1SANTE/10034/2020 Rev. 3SANTE 10032/2020 Rev. 3SANTE/10044/2020 Rev. 1, and SANTE/12510/2019 Rev. 1 to the WTO, proposing MRLs for several active ingredients.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by July 24, 2020.

July 22, 2020
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On July 17, the European Medicines Agency published summary opinions proposing MRLs for lidocaine in porcine and bovine species.

Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the BCGlobal Vet Drug Database on July 23, 2020.

July 22, 2020
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On July 22, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Turkey.

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

July 22, 2020
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On July 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for etofenprox in plums.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 23, 2020.

July 20, 2020
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On July 20, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of hexythiazox and quinclorac in or on various commodities, and an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of magnesium sulfate.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before September 18, 2020. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 21, 2020.

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