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June 4, 2020
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Recently, the European Union published SANTE/11220/2019 Rev. 2 and SANTE/10032/2020 Rev. 2 to the European Commission Comitology Register, proposing MRLs for clethodim, dazomet, metam, hexythiazox, sethoxydim, fluxapyroxad, hymexazol, metamitron, penflufen, and spirotetramat. 

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 5, 2020.

June 3, 2020
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On June 2, China's National Health Commission published new food additive use levels. The announcement notifying these changes is available in Chinese.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes China's food additive regulations, will be updated by June 5, following the translation and analysis of the regulation. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

June 3, 2020
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On June 2, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 11, 2 June 2020. Pages 27-30 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 33-36 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide and Vet Drug MRL Databases on June 4, 2020.

June 3, 2020
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On June 3, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for azoxystrobin and bixafen in or on various commodities.

Comments are due by August 17, 2020. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 4, 2020.

June 2, 2020
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On May 27, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/703 amending MRLs for dimethoate and omethoate in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from December 16, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 3, 2020.

June 1, 2020
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On May 29, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by June 29, 2020. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 2, 2020.

May 28, 2020
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On May 20, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published updated versions of its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods and Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Animal Products

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 29, 2020. 

May 28, 2020
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Recently, Switzerland's Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office published a provisional food additive amendment (in French). The provisional amendment states an effective date of July 1, 2020.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

May 28, 2020
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On May 28, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of flonicamid in or on various commodities. 

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by July 27, 2020. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 29, 2020.

May 27, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Macau.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Macau.

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