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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.

May 17, 2022
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On May 12, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) notified the WTO of an amendment affecting MRLs for halquinol and tildipirosin.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database on May 18, 2022.

May 13, 2022
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On May 11, China's National Health Commission published new food additive use levels. The announcement notifying the changes is available in Chinese.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes China's food additive regulations in English, has been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

May 13, 2022
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Recently, Saudi Arabia's Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) published a circular (in Arabic) banning the use of titanium dioxide. The circular is effective from October 22, 2022. 
 
The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

May 11, 2022
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On May 4, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published an amendment (in Portuguese) removing monographs for numerous active ingredients.

Relevant revoked MRLs will be reflected in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 12, 2022.

May 11, 2022
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Recently, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

Instrução Normativa In Nº 141, de 29 de Abril de 2022azoxystrobin, carbendazim, zeta-cypermethrin, beta-cyfluthrin, deltamethrin, spiromesifen, aluminum phosphide, fluxapyroxad, flupyradifurone, glufosinate-ammonium, imazapyr, imidacloprid, indaziflam, pyrazosulfuron-ethyl, pyraclostrobin, picoxystrobin, tebuconazole, trifloxystrobin

Instrução Normativa In Nº 146, de 29 de Abril de 2022acetamiprid, atrazine, bifenthrin, benzovindiflupyr, carboxin, chlorothalonil, chlorpyrifos, cyproconazole, cyanamide, chlorfenapyr, copper carbonate, chlorantraniliprole, difenoconazole, dimethomorph, ethephon, fluroxypyr-meptyl  fipronil, fludioxonil,lufenuron, methomyl, metsulfuron-methyl, metalaxyl-m, metaflumizone, pendimethalin, propamocarb hydrochloride, pyrimethanil, prothioconazole, sophora flavescens, thiabendazole,thiram, triclopyr -butotílico, thiodicarb, tebuconazole, thiamethoxam, trifloxystrobin, trinexapac-ethyl

Relevant MRLs from these amendments will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by May 12, 2022.

May 10, 2022
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On May 10, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a direction regarding their regulations on health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose and prebiotic and probiotic foods. 

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

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