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May 17, 2021
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On May 17, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of trifludimoxazin in or on various commodities. 

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before July 16, 2021. Relevant MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 18, 2021.

May 17, 2021
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David Hong joined BCI's Seattle office in April 2021 as a member of the Market Development team. In his role, David manages a number of client marketing accounts and helps BCI's clients increase export sales globally through researching/writing USDA grant proposals, strategic planning and implementation, financial/compliance oversight, and more.

Prior to joining BCI, David worked as a financial crime compliance officer at UBS, a Swiss multinational investment bank. Previously, he advised private sector clients on mitigating international business and market investment risks, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

A native of South Korea, David has extensive experience living and traveling in Asia. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and minor in Chinese Language. David also completed an intensive Mandarin program at Peking University in Beijing, China through a U.S. Department of State scholarship.

May 17, 2021
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On May 13, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0513 No. 1 affecting several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by May 20, 2021.

May 13, 2021
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On May 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for valifenalate

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 14, 2021. 

May 12, 2021
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On May 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs and setting of import tolerances for thiabendazole in various crops.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 13, 2021.

May 12, 2021
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Recently, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for abamectin, cypermethrin, beta-cypermethrin, fluazinam, and iprodione (links in Portuguese).

Relevant MRLs from these amendments will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 13, 2021.

May 12, 2021
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On May 12, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval report for Application A1207 on Rebaudioside M as a steviol glycoside from 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.

May 12, 2021
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Recently, the U.S. EPA announced the availability of interim registration review decisions for several active ingredients. 

Relevant proposed MRLs associated with the interim review decisions are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

May 10, 2021
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Recently, the U.S. EPA announced the availability of proposed interim registration review decisions for several active ingredients. 

Comments must be received on or before June 22, 2021. Relevant proposed MRLs associated with the interim review decisions will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 11, 2021.

May 7, 2021
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On May 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for folpet and flupyradifurone and DFA.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 8, 2021.

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