United States EPA Latest Updates on Food Pesticides – June 2019

Posted by Martina Abodi on Jun 3, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States has recently issued the following updates regarding food pesticides:

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Topics: United States, Pesticides

Mexico Adopts New Maximum Residue Limits of Pesticides – May 2019

Posted by Ofelia Medina on May 28, 2019

On May 24, 2019, the National Health Service, Food safety and Quality of Mexico published the new “Table of Maximum Residue limits of Pesticides.“

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Topics: Mexico, Pesticides, MRLs

Canada Extends the Use of Steviol Glycosides from S. Cerevisiae CD15380 and CD15407 as Permitted Sweeteners

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on May 24, 2019

On May 15, 2019, the Canadese Federal Health Department released the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Enable the Use of Steviol Glycosides from Saccharomyces cerevisiae CD15380 and CD15407 in a Variety of Foods.“

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European Union (EU) Latest Recalls of May 2019

Posted by Dusan Ristic on May 16, 2019

On May 11 and 13, 2019, the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) released multiple food alerts on various food commodities:

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Topics: European Union, Pesticides, Contaminants

India Implements Food Safety and Standards on Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary and Medical Purposes and Novel Foods

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on May 14, 2019

On May 10, 2019, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published the “Implementation of Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Uses, Food for Special Medical Purposes, Functional Foods and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016.“ to convey information and necessary actions regarding the following:

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South Africa Repeals Regulations under Food, Drugs and Disinfectants Act, 1929 on Multiple Food Products

Posted by Dusan Ristic on May 13, 2019

On May 10, 2019, the South African Government published the Notice “Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act: Repeal of regulations under repealed Food, Drugs and Disinfectants Act, 1929.“

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Topics: South Africa

United States EPA Establishes New Pesticide Tolerance Levels

Posted by Martina Abodi on May 11, 2019

On May 1 and 8, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States published new entries on the Federal Register regarding pesticide tolerances:

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Topics: United States, Pesticides

European Union (EU) Proposal to Cooperation and Customs Union Provisions on Organic Products Trades with the Republic of San Marino

Posted by Dusan Ristic on May 8, 2019

On May 3, 2019, the European Commission released the “ANNEX to Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken by the European Union in the Cooperation Committee established by the Agreement on Cooperation and Customs Union between the European Economic Community and the Republic of San Marino with regard to applicable provisions on organic production and labelling of organic products, and arrangements for imports of organic products.“

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Topics: European Union, Trade

India Proposes Amendments to Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2019

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on May 7, 2019

On May 3 and 5, 2019, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published new drafts to amend the Food Safety and Standards Regulations:

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Viet Nam Amends Labeling Rules on Food Commodities

Posted by Annie He on May 3, 2019

On April 29, 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, of Vietnam published the circular “Draft circular guiding Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP Apr. 14, 2017 of the government on commodity labels.“

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Topics: Vietnam

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