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August 10, 2020
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On August 6, the Philippines's Department of Agriculture notified the WTO of Draft Memorandum Circular: Food Safety Measures for Rice. The Circular includes proposed pesticide MRLs for rice.

Comments are due by October 5, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs can be viewed in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 11, 2020.

August 10, 2020
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On August 6, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application A1206 on subtilisin from GM Bacillus licheniformis as a processing aid.

Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 10, 2020
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On August 6, New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) published Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds, amending MRLs for nicarbazin.

The amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database on August 11, 2020.

August 10, 2020
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On August 6, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published calls for submissions regarding Application A1186 on soy leghemoglobin and Application A1180 on natural glycolipids as a preservative. 


Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 7, 2020
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 8, 2020.

August 7, 2020
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On August 7, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Anticaking Agents

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Canada's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 6, 2020
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Recently, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published Food (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 affecting several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 7, 2020. 

August 6, 2020
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On August 5, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by September 4, 2020. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 7, 2020.

August 5, 2020
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Argentina recently published an updated July 2020 version of its MRL list associated with Resolution 934/2010.

Relevant MRL changes from the updated MRL list will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2020.

August 4, 2020
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On August 4, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for pendimethalincyclaniliprole, and propamocarb hydrochloride.

Comments are due by October 17, 2020 for pendimethalin and cyclaniliprole. Comments are due by October 18, 2020 for propamocarb hydrochloride. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2020.

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