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May 23, 2017
On May 16, Switzerland notified the WTO of new food additive legislation. The new Swiss legislation can be found on the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) website. All regulations enter into force May 1, 2017.

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April 27, 2017

Switzerland's Federal Office for Food Security and Veterinary Affairs (OSAV) has published the updated MRL standard Ordonnance du DFI sur les limites maximales applicables aux résidus de pesticides présents dans ou sur les produits d’origine végétale ou animale (in French). The regulation enters into force on May 1, 2017.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database over the next several weeks.

September 29, 2015

On September 29, Switzerland's Office fédéral de la sécurité alimentaire et des affaires vétérinaires, OSAV (Federal Office for Food Security and Veterinary Affairs) notified the WTO of four ordinances from the draft revision of its legislation on food and basic commodities. Draft ordinances regard the following:

The comment deadline is November 30, 2015. 

January 3, 2014

Effective January 1, Switzerland's Office Fédéral de la Santé Publique (OFSP) published the updated MRL standard Ordonnance du DFI sur les substances étrangères et les composants dans les denrées alimentaires (in French). A chronological list of Switzerland's MRL publications is available on the OFSP site.

Relevant changes may take a couple weeks to appear in due to this regulation's extensive revisions.

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