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January 16, 2020
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On January 16, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for fluxapyroxad and thiencarbazone-methyl according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on January 17, 2020.

January 16, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the European Union and Mexico

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the European Union and Mexico. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the European Union and Mexico. 

December 13, 2019
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On December 11, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the safety of use of Monk fruit extract as a food additive in different food categories.

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.

December 13, 2019
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On December 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of acacia gum (E 414) 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.

December 12, 2019
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On December 12, the European Union notified the WTO of the following MRL proposal:

  • G/SPS/N/EU/360: Draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl in or on certain products.

The proposed MRLs from this WTO notification will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 13, 2019.

December 9, 2019
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On December 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fluopyram. 

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 10, 2019. 

December 4, 2019
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On November 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on MRLs for chlorantraniliprole. 

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

December 2, 2019
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On November 28, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for spirotetramat. 

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 3, 2019.

November 26, 2019
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Recently, the European Union circulated a statement on titanium dioxide made to the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). 

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.

November 25, 2019
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Recently, Denmark's Høringsportalen posted a draft MRL amendment under consideration by the European Union's Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed. The draft amendment, SANTE/12380/2019, includes proposed MRLs for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl.  

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 26, 2019. 

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