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May 14, 2020
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On May 14, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the approval report for Application 1183 on the enzymatic production of Rebaudioside E from stevia leaf extract.

Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

May 14, 2020
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On May 14, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1017 – Maximum Residue Limits (2019) documents:

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) has been notified of FSANZ's decision and, if the Forum does not issue a request for review, the MRLs will go into effect upon gazettal. The proposed MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.
May 14, 2020
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On May 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review of flonicamid.

The EU's flonicamid MRLs are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

May 8, 2020
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On May 8, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by June 8, 2020. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 9, 2020.

May 8, 2020
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On May 6, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for azoxystrobin, dimethomorph, dicamba, prohexadione-calcium, chlorothalonil, fluazinam, fenoxaprop-P, haloxyfop-P-methyl, nicosulfuron, flubendiamide, flumioxazin, indoxacarb, tebuconazole, trifloxystrobin, flupyradifurone, kresoxim-methyl, pyraflufen, Chrysoperla externa, Sophora flavescens, abamectin, methidathion, ethephon, bifenthrin, acetamiprid and folpet (links in Portuguese).

Relevant MRLs from these amendments are available now in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

May 8, 2020
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On May 8, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for deltamethrin and pyriofenone.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 9, 2020.

May 7, 2020
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The European Economic Area (EEA) recently updated its agreement on veterinary and phytosanitary matters, including updates to EU MRL Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. EU MRL amendments apply to Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein once accepted to the EEA.

The following EU amendment is now applicable:

Relevant changes for Norway and Iceland will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 8, 2020.

May 6, 2020
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On May 5, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Food Additives

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

May 6, 2020
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On May 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of dimethyl polysiloxane (E 900) as a food additive. 

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

May 5, 2020
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On April 23, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0423 No. 1 affecting several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database on May 6, 2020.

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