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July 15, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Tunisia

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 15, 2019

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On July 15, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Tunisia

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal MRL Database for pesticides currently display relevant established and proposed information for Tunisia.

July 15, 2019

U.S. FDA Updates Vet Drug Regulation

Global MRL News July 15, 2019

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On July 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule updating and standardizing the U.S. veterinary drug MRL regulation.

This amendment is effective September 9, 2019. Relevant changes will be added to the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database in the coming months.

July 12, 2019

Korea Publishes MRL Proposals

Global MRL News July 12, 2019

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On July 8, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) posted Notice 2019-335 and Notice 2019-336 (in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including numerous MRL changes.

Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

July 12, 2019

EU Amends MRLs

Global MRL News July 12, 2019

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On July 11, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1176 amending MRLs for 2,5-dichlorobenzoic acid methylester, mandipropamid and profoxydim in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from January 31, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes have been made in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

July 11, 2019

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Draft MRLs

Global MRL News July 11, 2019

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On July 11, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a draft standard for pesticide residue limits in foods, proposing MRLs for multiple active ingredients on various commodities.

Comments must be submitted by September 9, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs can be viewed in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database starting July 12, 2019.
 

July 10, 2019

Morocco Notifies WTO of Proposed MRLs

Global MRL News July 10, 2019

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On July 2, Morocco notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for imported tea.

Comments must be received by August 31, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 11, 2019.

July 10, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Morocco

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 10, 2019

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On July 9, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Morocco
 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.
 

The BCGlobal MRL Database for pesticides currently display relevant established and proposed information for Morocco.

July 8, 2019

Korea Publishes MRL Amendment

Global MRL News July 8, 2019

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On July 3, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2019-57 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including several pesticide MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment will be entered in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by July 11, 2019.

July 8, 2019

Brazil Proposes Vet Drug MRLs

Global MRL News July 8, 2019

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On July 2, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a draft amendment proposing extensive changes to their veterinary drug regulation (link in Portuguese).

Comments on this proposal are due by September 2, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database in the coming weeks.

July 8, 2019

Japan Amends MRLs

Global MRL News July 8, 2019

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On June 27, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0627 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

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

July 1, 2019

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News July 1, 2019

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On June 28, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by July 29, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 2, 2019.

July 1, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes MRLs for Multiple Pesticides

Global MRL News July 1, 2019

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The U.S. EPA recently established tolerances for residues of ethiprolefluopyram, mefentrifluconazole, and valifenalate in various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by August 27,2019 (ethiprole, mefentrifluconazole) and August 30, 2019 (fluopyram, valifenalate). The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 2, 2019.

June 26, 2019

Japan Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News June 26, 2019

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On June 14, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for amisulbrom, cyenopyrafen, cymoxanil, zoxamide, furametpyr, fluazinam, and gentamicin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by June 27, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database.

June 26, 2019

Brazil Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News June 26, 2019

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Recently, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing monograph changes for prohexadione-calcium, quizalofop-P-ethyl, teflubenzuron, flupyradifurone, and alpha-cypermethrin (links in Portuguese).

Comments on prohexadione-calcium must be received by August 19, 2019. Comments on quizalofop-P-ethyl, teflubenzuron, flupyradifurone, and alpha-cypermethrin must be received by August 26, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 27, 2019.

June 25, 2019

Taiwan Amends MRL Standard

Global MRL News June 25, 2019

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On June 18, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an updated version of its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods.

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

June 25, 2019

EU Amends MRLs

Global MRL News June 25, 2019

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On June 21, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1015 amending MRLs for aminopyralid, captan, cyazofamid, flutianil, kresoxim-methyl, lambda-cyhalothrin, mandipropamid, pyraclostrobin, spiromesifen, spirotetramat, teflubenzuron, and tetraconazole in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will go into effect on July 11, 2019. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database starting June 26, 2019.

June 24, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Trifloxystrobin MRLs

Global MRL News June 24, 2019

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On June 24, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of trifloxystrobin in or on tea (dried and instant).

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by August 23, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 25, 2019.

June 24, 2019

Codex Publishes 2019 JMPR Extraordinary Meeting Summary Report

Global MRL News 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.

June 24, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Administrative Assessment Report for Application A1181

Global MRL News June 24, 2019

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On June 20, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an Administrative Assessment Report for Application A1181 concerning the proposed amendment of the current Schedule 20 MRL for imazapyr in barley. An Executive Summary was also published with the report. 

The proposed MRL will be available in the BCGlobal MRL Databases on June 25, 2019.

June 24, 2019

China Notifies WTO of Proposed MRLs

Global MRL News June 24, 2019

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On June 19, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs notified the WTO of proposed MRLs. The draft standard includes 390 MRLs for 125 pesticides previously announced by the Ministry for domestic consultation in 2018.

Comments are due by August 18, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database over the next few weeks, following translation and further analysis.

June 24, 2019

China Publishes Draft MRLs for Numerous Pesticides

Global MRL News June 24, 2019

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On May 24, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs initiated a public consultation on draft MRL amendments to its National Food Safety Standards in Food. Proposed amendments (in Chinese) include:

Comments are due by June 25, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

June 17, 2019

EU Amends MRLs

Global MRL News June 17, 2019

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On June 17, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/973 amending MRLs for bispyribac, denatonium benzoate, fenoxycarb, flurochloridone, quizalofop-P-ethyl, quizalofop-P-tefuryl, propaquizafop, tebufenozide in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will go into effect on January 4, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database starting June 18, 2019.

June 12, 2019

Canada Establishes Dithianon MRLs

Global MRL News June 12, 2019

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On June 12, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for dithianon.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 13, 2019.

June 11, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Emamectin

Global MRL News June 11, 2019

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On June 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for emamectin in kiwi and peaches.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 12, 2019.

June 10, 2019

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News June 10, 2019

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On June 7, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by July 8, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 11, 2019.

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