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September 22, 2021
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On September 22, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to establish monographs for Trichoderma afroharzianum, oxathiapiprolin, Bacillus velezensis, and Trichospilus diatraeae (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by November 5, 2021. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 23, 2021.

September 22, 2021
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The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) has published the full report of its 52nd Session, which was held virtually from September 1-10, 2021. The report includes draft food additive amendments proposed for adoption by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database will be updated to reflect any new or revised standards when they are adopted at the annual CAC meeting, to be held November 8-18, 2021. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 20, 2021
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The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database has been updated with MRLs recently adopted by Costa Rica, which will be available in the database on September 21, 2021. 

Costa Rica's State Phytosanitary Service (SFE) maintains an MRL list applicable to domestic and imported products that is updated periodically throughout the year.

September 20, 2021
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On September 13, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) published an amendment to its food additive regulations. It is effective from October 1, 2021.

Singapore's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 20, 2021
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Recently, the Philippines' Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards published draft national standards for MRLs in pineapple, mango, and banana.

Comments are due by September 30, 2021. Proposed MRLs from these standards will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 21, 2021. 

September 20, 2021
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Recently, the U.S. EPA established MRLs for pyraclostrobin, fluazinam, and spinetoram.

Objections and requests for hearings for pyraclostrobin and fluazinam must be received on or before November 19, 2021. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by September 22, 2021.

September 20, 2021
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On September 20, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1531 amending MRLs for aclonifen, acrinathrin, Bacillus pumilus QST 2808, ethirimol, penthiopyrad, picloram, and Pseudomonas sp. strain DSMZ 13134 in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from October 10, 2021, except for ethirimol in cucumber which applies from May 17, 2021. Relevant established and Pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 21, 2021.

September 17, 2021
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On September 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels for benzovindiflupyr in fresh herbs and edible flowers.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 18, 2021.

September 15, 2021
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On September 15, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. The proposal was also notified to the WTO. Comments are due by November 14, 2021.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes Taiwan's food additive regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 14, 2021
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The European Union recently published the following draft regulations proposing to amend MRLs for several active ingredients: 

Relevant proposed MRL changes from these draft regulations will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by September 17, 2021.

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