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January 14, 2020
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On January 14, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 1, 14 January 2020. Pages 30-33 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 38-41 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides and vet drugs in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide and Vet Drug MRL Databases on January 15, 2020.

December 23, 2019
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On December 20, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Application A1181 – Maximum residue limits for Imazapyr in Barley Grain documents:

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) has been notified of FSANZ's decision and, if the Forum does not issue a request for review, the MRLs will go into effect upon gazettal. The proposed MRL is available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

December 20, 2019
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On December 20, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for Application A1171 regarding endo-inulinase from Aspergillus oryzae and Application A1176 regarding the enzymatic production of steviol glycosides.

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 18, 2019
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On December 11, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published a trade advice notice on fluxapyroxad for use on apples. 

Comments must be submitted to the APVMA by January 20, 2020. Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 19, 2019. 

December 5, 2019
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On December 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment concerning food additives to the Australia New Zealand Food Code. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes FSANZ’s food additive regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

December 5, 2019
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On December 5, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Australia, New Zealand and Hungary.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Food Standards Australia New Zealand and the European Union. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Australia, New Zealand and Hungary.

December 4, 2019
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On December 3, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 24, 3 December 2019. Pages 31-34 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 December 5, 2019.

November 20, 2019
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On November 19, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 23, 19 November 2019. Pages 36-37 of the gazette list draft MRLs.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 9, 2019.

November 12, 2019
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On November 7, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published trade advise notices concerning flubendazole and fluralaner in or on various commodities.

Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on November 13, 2019.

October 24, 2019
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On October 24, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published a Special Gazette on 2,4-D. Proposed MRLs are listed on page 14.

Comments must be submitted to the APVMA by January 31, 2020. Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 25. 

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