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December 21, 2018
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On December 21, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for captan in cranberries and hops.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on December 22, 2018.

December 21, 2018
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On December 21, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by January 22, 2019. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on December 24, 2018.

December 20, 2018
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On December 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for pencycyron according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on December 21, 2018.

December 20, 2018
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On December 17, Malaysia's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients.

Comments are due by February 15, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on December 21, 2018.

December 6, 2018
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On November 29, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for isopyrazam, etofenprox, fenpyroximate, mandestrobin, flumequine, mono- and bis- (trimethylammoniummethylene chloride)-alkyltoluene, and butylated hydroxyanisole. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by December 13, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 7, 2018.

December 5, 2018
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On December 4, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 24 - 4 December 2018. Pages 24-28 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 33-34 lists amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by January 9, 2019. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on December 6, 2018.

November 29, 2018
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On November 29, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for clomazone, fenamidone, and spiromesifen in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through February 12, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 30, 2018.

November 29, 2018
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On November 29, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2018-488 (link in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including several veterinary drug changes.

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

November 28, 2018
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Last week, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for clomazone, dodine, and flonicamid.

Individual changes can be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 29, 2018.

November 27, 2018
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On November 27, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for fluazifop-butyl and flumioxazin in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through February 10, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 28, 2018.

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