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May 10, 2019
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On May 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for fludioxonil in Florence fennels and a statement on the proposed temporary MRL for chlormequat in oyster mushrooms.

Proposed MRLs from these EFSA documents will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 11, 2019.

April 23, 2019
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On April 23, Europe's Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) published an adopted opinion recommending that no MRL is required for bambermycin in rabbit.

Based on the CVMP opinion, the European Commission will adopt a legally binding Regulation establishing the MRLs for the substance. Applicants may request re-examination of any CVMP opinion within 15 days of its publication.

The proposed exemption from an MRL from the summary opinion will display in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on April 24, 2019.

April 12, 2019
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On April 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of an import tolerance for 2,4-D in soyabeans.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 15, 2019.

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April 9, 2019
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Every day, BCI helps food exporters comply with food safety & changing chemical residue standards. Last week, our president James C. Christie addressed the Safe Food California conference on changing EU regulations.

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April 5, 2019
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On April 5, the European Union published Commission Regulation 2019/552 amending MRLs for azoxystrobin, bicyclopyrone, chlormequat, cyprodinil, difenoconazole, fenpropimorph, fenpyroximate, fluopyram, fosetyl, isoprothiolane, isopyrazam, oxamyl, prothioconazole, spinetoram, trifloxystrobin and triflumezopyrim in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will go into effect on April 25, 2019. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

April 5, 2019
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On March 5, the European Union notified the WTO of an MRL proposal for imazalil.

Proposed MRLs from this document will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database in the next week.

March 26, 2019
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On March 26, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the Bahamas and the Netherlands.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the European Union’s regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for the Bahamas and the European Union.

March 25, 2019
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On March 21, the European Union notified the WTO of MRL proposals for several active ingredients.

Proposed MRLs from this document will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database later this week.

March 25, 2019
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On March 20, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for pyridaben and cyprodinil in various commodities.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions are currently displaying in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

March 25, 2019
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Last week, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, Serbia, Poland, Pakistan, and the Republic of Korea.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, the European Union, and Korea. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, Poland, Pakistan, and Korea. 

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