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November 20, 2019
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published JECFA 2019 October Meeting: Summary and Conclusion, recommending MRLs that will be considered at the 2020 Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) meeting to be held May 25-29, 2020, in the United States.

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) is the scientific committee that reviews veterinary drug MRL submissions to Codex and proposes new and revised MRLs for the CCRVDF to consider at its biennial meeting.

Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on November 21, 2019.

November 1, 2019
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published JMPR 2019 September Meeting: Summary Report, recommending MRLs that will be considered at the 2020 CCPR meeting to be held March 30 - April 4, 2020, in Guangzhou, China.

The Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) is the scientific committee that reviews MRL submissions to Codex and proposes new and revised MRLs for the CCPR to consider at its annual meeting.

Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

July 31, 2019
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The 2019 revision of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives - Codex Stan 192-1995 (GSFA) has been published, incorporating changes adopted at this year's meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

The updated GSFA is in the process of being analyzed and entered into the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI. 

July 23, 2019
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The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) recently published its Report from the 42nd Session, held July 8-12, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. The report summarizes MRLs adopted, withdrawn, or retained as proposals for numerous pesticides. These MRLs were initially recommended at the 51st Session of the CCPR. 

Relevant MRL changes have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

July 22, 2019
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The 42nd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) was held from July 8-12, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Codex, which is run jointly by the WHO and FAO, sets various guidelines to promote international food safety. Standards adopted by the CAC that contain updated food additive provisions are detailed in the report. These food additive revisions were recommended by the Codex Committee on Food Additives in April

The updated Codex food additive regulations are in the process of being analyzed and entered into the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI. 

June 24, 2019
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published JMPR 2019 May Extraordinary: Summary Report, recommending MRLs that will be considered at the 2020 CCPR meeting to be held March 30 - April 4, 2020.

The Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) is the scientific committee that reviews MRL submissions to Codex and proposes new and revised MRLs for the CCPR to consider at its annual meeting.

Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

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April 22, 2019
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BCI daily tracks changing global chemical, additive & ingredient food standards. Last year, BCI’s reg intelligence team tracked over 2300 foreign technical regulations—well over 9 a day.

In recent weeks, BCI participated in Codex standard setting meetings in China, so our database subscribers will have the most current info at their fingertips.

Learn more about our BCGlobal Subscriptions here.

April 15, 2019
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The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) has published the full report of its 51st Session, which was held March 25 to 29, 2019 in Jinan, China. The report includes draft food additive amendments proposed for adoption by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database will be updated to reflect any new or revised standards when thy are adopted at the annual CAC meeting, to be held July 8 to 12, 2019. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 23, 2018
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published JMPR 2018 September: Summary Report, recommending MRLs that will be considered at the 2019 CCPR meeting to be held April 8-12, 2019.

The Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) is the scientific committee that reviews MRL submissions to Codex and proposes new and revised MRLs for the CCPR to consider at its annual meeting.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on October 24, 2018.

August 8, 2018
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On August 8, the United States Food Safety and Inspection Service published an update on recent Codex Alimentarius activities, including the 2018 meetings of the Codex Commission for Food Additives and the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Food additive provisions contained in Codex's General Standard for Food Additives are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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