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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 15, 2019
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On August 15, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application 1183 on the enzymatic production of Rebaudioside E from stevia leaf extract.

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.

August 15, 2019
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On August 14, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a food additive proposal concerning various food additives. The draft amendment is available in Portuguese. Comments are due by October 4, 2019.

Brazil'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.

August 15, 2019
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On August 15, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for flutolanil in or on various commodities.

Comments are due by October 29, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 16, 2019.

August 14, 2019
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On August 13, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for cypermethrin in or on various commodities.

Comments are due by October 27, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 15, 2019.

August 14, 2019
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On August 13, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses

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

August 13, 2019
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On August 13, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 16, 13 August 2019. Pages 28-32 of the gazette list amended MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 14, 2019.

August 12, 2019
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On August 12, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of propiconazole and pydiflumetofen in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by October 11, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 13, 2019.

August 12, 2019
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On August 5, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for fluopyram, dinotefuran, laminarin, bifenthrin, pyriproxyfen, acetamiprid, etofenprox, atrazine, and mesotrione (links in Portuguese).

Updated MRLs from these amendments will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 13, 2019. 

August 8, 2019
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On August 8, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a direction regarding the operationalization of a draft amendment revising colistin MRLs.

Relevant changes will be available in the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database by August 9, 2019.

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