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January 16, 2020
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On January 16, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of fenhexamid in or on various commodities. 

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by March 16, 2020. The established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on January 17, 2020.

January 16, 2020
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On January 16, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for ethylene oxide and ethylene chlorohydrin. 

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on January 17, 2020. 

January 16, 2020
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On January 16, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for fluxapyroxad and thiencarbazone-methyl according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on January 17, 2020.

January 16, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the European Union and Mexico

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including the European Union and Mexico. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the European Union and Mexico. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the European Union and Mexico. 

January 14, 2020
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On January 14, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 1, 14 January 2020. Pages 30-33 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 38-41 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides and vet drugs in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide and Vet Drug MRL Databases on January 15, 2020.

January 14, 2020
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On January 14, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2020-3 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including numerous pesticide MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on January 15, 2020.

January 14, 2020
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On January 9, Health Canada published a proposal concerning food additives. Comments are due by March 23, 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.

January 9, 2020
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On January 9, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) notified the WTO (SPS and TBT Committees) of a draft technical regulation that applies to sweeteners. Comments are due by March 9, 2020. 

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

January 9, 2020
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On January 8, 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.

January 8, 2020
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On January 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for chrysoperla-externa, sophora flavescens, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, methidathion, abamectin, trifloxystrobin, kresoxim-methyl, pyraflufen-ethyl, flupyradifurone, flumioxazin, indoxacarb, and tebuconazole (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by March 8, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on January 9, 2020. 

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