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March 23, 2020
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On March 23, the European Union notified the WTO of the following MRL proposal:

  • G/SPS/N/EU/379: Draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for bupirimate, carfentrazone-ethyl, emamectin, ethirimol, and pyriofenone in or on certain products.
The proposed MRLs from this WTO notification will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 25, 2020.
March 12, 2020
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On March 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published several Scientific Opinions on the re-evaluation of (E 483), (E 353), (E 334, E 335, E 336, E 337, E 354), and (E 472a‐f) as food additives. 

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

March 5, 2020
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On March 5, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/355 and Commission Regulation 2020/356 amending its food additive regulations. The amendments will apply from March 25, 2020.

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

March 4, 2020
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On March 4, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/351 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from March 24, 2020 .

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

March 3, 2020
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On March 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a statement on the dietary exposure assessment for the temporary MRLs for chlordecone in certain products of animal origin.

Proposed MRLs from the statement will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 4, 2020.

February 28, 2020
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On February 28, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/279 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from March 19, 2020 .

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

February 28, 2020
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On February 28, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of hydrogenated poly-1-decene (E 907) as a food additive. 

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

February 25, 2020
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On February 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for pyridaben in sweet pepper/bell pepper and setting of an import tolerance for tree nuts.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 26, 2020.

February 24, 2020
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On February 24, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review and modification of the existing maximum residue levels for prothioconazole. 

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 25, 2020.

February 13, 2020
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On February 13, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/192 amending MRLs for prochloraz in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from September 4, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 14, 2020.

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