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Canada: Pesticide MRLs Update

Posted by Selerant RSA on Oct 14, 2016

Health Canada published via its MRL Database different new MRLs:

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Russia Extends Trade Ban to Salt

Posted by Selerant RSA on Sep 30, 2016

Russian Government decided to limit the import of salt, by adding it to the list of food products, banned for import from the countries currently subject to the trade ban: USA, EU, Canada, Australia, Norway, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Ukraine, into the Russian Federation.

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Eurasian Economic Union & Trade-related Issues

Posted by Selerant RSA on Sep 30, 2016

The Board of Eurasian Economic Commission, as the highest governing body of EEU Commission, has recently adopted several important trade-related decisions.

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Mexican Additives Regulation Amended

Posted by Selerant RSA on Sep 28, 2016

New amendments for the “Agreement that determines additives and adjuvants in food, beverages and food supplements, their use and health standards – DOF 16/07/12” were published in the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) website on August 18 and September 5, 2016. The additions listed below of new substances and/or functions for existing substances have been approved by the Secretary of Health for use in different foods.

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Canada Pesticide MRLs Updates

Posted by Selerant RSA on Sep 26, 2016

On August 25, 2016 Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) approved for the first time a set of limits for the following sub-tropical fruits: Abius, achachairus, akee apples, American persimmons, bacuries, binjais, Common pawpaws, cupuacús, etambes, green sapotes, guatemalan avocados, horse mangos, jatobás, kei apples, langsats, lanjuts, lúcumas, mabolos, mangosteens, mexican avocados, pahos, pelipisans, pequiás, pequis, poshtes, quandongs, saipan mangos, sataws, screw-pines, tamarind-of-the-Indies, west Indian avocados, wild loquats.

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Peruvian Blueberries Soon Coming to China?

Posted by Selerant RSA on Sep 23, 2016

The Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has published on September 13, 2016 that a key trade deal on blueberries has been concluded between Peru and China.

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FDA’s Final Rule on the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) Process

Posted by Selerant RSA on Sep 23, 2016

On August 12, 2016, the US FDA issued a final rule which outlines the criteria for GRAS substances in human or animal food, strengthening the FDA’s oversight.

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EU Sets MRL for Hydrocortisone aceponate in Milk

Posted by Selerant RSA on Sep 14, 2016

The European Commission has published a new legislative act, introducing new MRL for the hydrocortisone aceponate, a corticosteroid used in veterinary medicine for the treatment of food producing animals.

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EU Amends Food Contact Materials Regulation

Posted by Selerant RSA on Sep 13, 2016

The European Commission has recently published Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1416 of August 24, 2016 amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

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South Africa Updates Contaminants Residues Regulations

Posted by Selerant RSA on Sep 9, 2016

South African Department of Health amended the Regulation governing tolerances for fungus-produced toxins in foodstuffs that was previously regulated by Government Notice No. R 1145 of October 8, 2004.

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