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January 25, 2019
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On January 22, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0122 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by January 30, 2019.

January 24, 2019
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On January 24, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for spiromesifen according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on January 25, 2019.

January 23, 2019
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On January 21, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of existing MRLs for tetraconazole, trifloxystrobin, aclinofen, and aminopyralid.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on January 24, 2019.

January 22, 2019
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On January 22, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for acetamiprid, pyriproxyfen, diafenthiuron, abamectin, thiamethoxam, tebuconazole, mancozeb, metalaxyl-M, pyraclostrobin, and fluxapyroxad (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposed revisions must be received by February 20, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 23, 2019.
January 22, 2019
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On January 18, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a draft standards for pesticide residue limits in foods, proposing MRLs for multiple active ingredients on various commodities. 

Comments must be submitted by March 19, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 23, 2019.

January 22, 2019
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On January 18, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for spirotetramat in various crops.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on January 23, 2019.

January 16, 2019
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In December, the European Union published a draft amendment regarding MRLs for imazalil in various commodities.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 17, 2019.

January 14, 2019
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On January 14, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/50 amending MRLs for chlorantraniliprole, clomazone, cyclaniliprole, fenazaquin, fenpicoxamid, fluoxastrobin, lambda-cyhalothrin, mepiquat, onion oil, thiacloprid, and valifenalate .

The majority of amended MRLs went into effect on January 1, 2019. Relevant MRL changes will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 15, 2019.

January 14, 2019
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On January 14, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the review of the existing MRLs for fluometuron and metam in or on various commodities.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on January 15, 2019.

January 14, 2019
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On January 14, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of an import tolerance for spiromesifen in coffee beans.

The proposed MRL from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on January 15, 2019.

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