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March 26, 2021
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On March 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Food Standards Code regarding food additives.

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

March 23, 2021
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On March 23, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 6, 23 March 2021. Pages 20-23 of the gazette list draft MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database  on March 24, 2021.

February 23, 2021
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On February 23, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 4, 23 February 2021. Pages 20-25 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 26-22 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  and the BCGlobal Veterinary Drug MRL Database on February 25, 2021.

February 9, 2021
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On February 9, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval reports for Application A1191 on mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids and an administrative assessment report for Application A1222 on steviol glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica.

Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

February 8, 2021
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On February 2, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1018 – Maximum Residue Limits (2020) documents:

The deadline for submissions to FSANZ is March 16, 2021. The comment deadline on the WTO-notified proposal is April 3, 2021. The proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 9, 2021.

January 27, 2021
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On January 27, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 2, 27 January 2021. Pages 29-33 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 28 lists amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database  and the BCGlobal Veterinary Drug MRL Database on January 28, 2021.

December 15, 2020
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On December 15, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for Application A1186 on soy leghemoglobin and Application A1180 on natural glycolipids as a preservative.

Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 7, 2020
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On December 3, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the call for submissions for Application A1206 on subtilisin from GM Bacillus licheniformis as a processing aid (enzyme). Comments are due by January 27, 2021. 

Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 3, 2020
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On December 1, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 24, 1 December 2020. Pages 22-26 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 28-31 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  and the BCGlobal Veterinary Drug MRL Database on December 4, 2020.

November 17, 2020
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On November 17, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 23, 17 November 2020. Pages 19-21 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 26-28 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 November 18, 2020.

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