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Jakob Hofso Joins BCI
October 16, 2018
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Jakob Hofso joined Bryant Christie Inc. in September 2018 as an International Marketing Assistant. He assists members of the marketing team in the preparation of export strategies, market research, client communications, and grant writing related to USDA export assistance programs.

Jakob graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Economics and a minor in English. He also speaks Spanish. Before joining Bryant Christie, Jakob worked as an intern for a regional economic development group.

October 16, 2018
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On October 12, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published an order authorizing the application of Codex MRLs for glyphosate in pulses for the purpose of import clearances.

These glyphosate MRLs will display in the  Global MRL Database on October 17, 2018.

October 16, 2018
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On October 16, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for sethoxydim, mandipropamid, and flubendiamide.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on October 17, 2018.

October 16, 2018
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On October 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for mepiquat in cotton seeds and animal commodities and the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review of teflubenzuron.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on October 17, 2018.

October 15, 2018
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On October 12, the European Union Published the following Commission Regulations amending MRLs for several active substances:

  • Reg. (EU) 2018/1514 regarding abamectin, acibenzolar-S-methyl, clopyralid, emamectin, fenhexamid, fenpyrazamine, fluazifop-P, isofetamid, Pasteuria nishizawae Pn1, talc E553B, and tebuconazole in or on certain products.
  • Reg. (EU) 2018/1515 regarding diphenylamine and oxadixyl in or on certain products.
  • Reg. (EU) 2018/1516 regarding penoxsulam, triflumizole, and triflumuron in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect November 1, 2018 (Reg. 2018/1514) and May 1, 2019 (Reg. 2018/1515 and Reg. 2018/1516). Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the Global MRL Database on October 16, 2018.

October 15, 2018
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On October 15, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of etoxazole and pyraclostrobin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 14, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on October 16, 2018.

October 12, 2018
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On October 12, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety Published Notice No. 2018-74 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including numerous MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment will appear in the Global MRL Database next week.

October 12, 2018
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On October 12, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) posted Notice No. 2018-433 (in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including several MRL changes.

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

October 12, 2018
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On October 12, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for fomesafen, methomyl, and novaluron.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on October 15, 2018.

October 12, 2018
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On October 10, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for chlorothalonil, ethiprole, imazamox, pyraclostrobin, and lamba-cyhalothrin (link in Portuguese).

MRL changes from these amendments are currently displaying in the Global MRL Database.

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