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September 28, 2020
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On September 28, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions for chlorothalonil and penthiopyard.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 29, 2020.

September 28, 2020
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On September 28, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for beta-cyfluthrinpropiconazolebacillus subtiliscarfentrazone-ethyldiquat dibromidecyproconazoleprocymidonespiromesifenaviglycine hydrochloride,  bifenthrin,  fluazifop-P-butyl, tetraconazolefenpyrazaminefludioxonilacephatecyantraniliprolethiophanate-methyl and saflufenacil (links in Portuguese).

Relevant MRLs from these amendments will be added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database in the coming week.

September 25, 2020
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On September 25, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of saflufenacil in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before November 24, 2020. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 26, 2020.

September 25, 2020
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On September 25, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application A1210 on Maltogenic alpha amylase enzyme from GM Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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.

September 25, 2020
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On September 25, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the approval reports for Application A1194 on Glucoamylase from GM Trichoderma reesei and Application A1195 on Alpha-amylase from GM Trichoderma reesei as processing aids.

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.

September 24, 2020
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On September 23, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes Canada's food additive regulations, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 24, 2020
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On September 23, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Canada.

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

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

September 23, 2020
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On September 23, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for chlorantraniliprole, lufenuron, chlorfluazuron, tolfenpyrad, metiram, fluroxypyr-meptyl, terbuthylazine, azoxystrobin, clethodim, mancozeb, pyraclostrobin, fluxapyroxad, and lambda-cyhalothrin (links in Portuguese). 

Comments are due by November 21, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 24, 2020.

September 23, 2020
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On September 22, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for oxathiapiprolin.

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

September 22, 2020
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China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs recently notified the WTO of proposed MRLs. The draft standard (in Chinese) likely includes proposed pesticide MRLs previously announced by the Ministry for domestic consultation.

Comments are due by November 16, 2020. The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database will be updated with the proposed MRLs in upcoming weeks, following translation and further analysis.

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