China: National Food Safety Usage Standard for Food Additives

On March 12, 2024, China released the National Food Safety Usage Standard for Food Additives (GB2760-2024), which will enter into force on February 8, 2025, replacing the current standard GB2760-2014. A USDA GAIN report published on May 6 provides an unofficial translation of the updated standard.

 

EU: Pesticides Update

New maximum residue limits (MRLs) were recently published for various substances in or on nuts and dried fruits. Click here for more information.

The Official Journal of the European Union recently published Commission Implementing Regulations concerning the non-renewal of the active substances mepanipyrim and dimethomorph.

Additionally, a Commission Implementing Regulation was published that extends the approval periods for 1-decanol, 6-benzyladenine, aluminium sulfate, azadirachtin, bupirimate, dithianon, dodine, fluometuron, hexythiazox, isoxaben, lime sulphur, orange oil, prosulfuron, quinmerac, sintofen, sodium silver thiosulfate, tau-fluvalinate, tebufenozide, tembotrione and zinc phosphide.

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