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January 11, 2019
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On January 11, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/38 amending MRLs for iprodione.

Amended MRLs go into effect on July 31, 2019. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 12, 2019.

January 9, 2019
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On January 8, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the review of the existing MRLs for chromafenozide, sedaxane, and triazoxide in various crops.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on January 10, 2019.

January 7, 2019
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On January 4, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for clodinafop-propargyl.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 8, 2019.

January 4, 2019
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On January 4, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of Draft of Standards for Veterinary Drug Residue Limits in Foods proposing an MRL for florfenicol.

Comments must be submitted by March 5, 2019. The proposed MRL will display in the Global MRL Database on January 5, 2019.

January 3, 2019
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On January 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for lambda-cyhalothrin in celeries, fennel, and rice.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on January 4, 2019.

January 3, 2019
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On January 3, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English language version of the amendment follows the Hindi language version) to the pesticide MRLs portion of the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011. 

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

January 3, 2019
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On December 21, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs published national standard GB 2763.1-2018, amending MRLs for 43 pesticides in foods.

Amended MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

December 27, 2018
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On December 26, the U.S. EPA established an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of chlorate in or on cantaloupe and tomato.

Objections and requests for hearing are due by February 25, 2019.

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 established tolerances for residues of mefenoxam and tolfenpyrad in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by February 19, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 22, 2018.

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