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November 1, 2019
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On October 31, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 1031 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

October 17, 2019
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On September 20, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0920 No. 2 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes have been made to the BCGlobal Pesticide and Vet Drug MRL Databases.

October 8, 2019
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for difenoconazole, sethoxydim, bifenthrin, buprofezin, flonicamid, and diazinon. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database.

October 2, 2019
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On October 2, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 1002 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

September 30, 2019
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Recently, Japan's National Tax Agency published an amendment (in Japanese) to its list of substances that can be used for the preservation of alcoholic beverages.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Japan's food additive regulations, will be updated to reflect all relevant changes upon translation and analysis of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 5, 2019
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for permethrin, chloropicrin, dichlobentiazox, fenpicoxamid, flutianil, prothiofos, and cephapirin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database on September 6, 2019.

August 26, 2019
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On August 26, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a proposed food additive amendment, in Japanese. Comments are due by September 24, 2019.

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

August 16, 2019
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On July 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for afidopyropen, oxpoconazole fumarate, flubendiamide, and salinomyvin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database.

August 5, 2019
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On August 5, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0805 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

August 2, 2019
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On July 31, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service distributed draft carbaryl MRLs proposed by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).

Comments are due by August 2, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 3, 2019.

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