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May 28, 2022
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On May 20, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2022-41 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including numerous pesticide MRL changes.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 29, 2022.

May 26, 2022
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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 amendments are now applicable:

Relevant changes for Norway and Iceland will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 27, 2022.

May 25, 2022
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On May 25, the U.S. EPA established MRLs for pyridate.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before July 25, 2022. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 26, 2022.

May 24, 2022
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On May 23, the European Union notified the WTO of a proposal to amend its food additive regulations. Comments are due by July 22, 2022. 

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

May 23, 2022
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On May 16, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) notified the WTO of a draft technical regulation that applies to food additives. Comments are due by July 15, 2022. 

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.

May 23, 2022
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On May 17, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a draft amendment (link in Portuguese) proposing to revise monographs for numerous active ingredients.

Comments are due by July 16, 2022. Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 24, 2022.

May 20, 2022
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On May 18, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels for prosulfocarb in herbs and edible flowers.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 21, 2022.

May 19, 2022
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On May 19, the U.S. EPA established MRLs for flonicamid

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before July 18, 2022. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 20, 2022.

May 19, 2022
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently published a Decision on amending GB MRLs for sulfoxaflor in or on raspberries, blackberries and dewberries.

Amended MRLs from this Decision will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 20, 2022.

May 19, 2022
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On May 17, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 10, 17 May 2022. Pages 22-24 of the gazette list proposed MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs in or on various commodities. Pages 29-31 of the gazette list amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 20, 2022.

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