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January 29, 2019
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On January 29, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 2 - 29 January 2019. Pages 19-21 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 26-28 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by February 26, 2019. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 30, 2019.

January 28, 2019
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On January 24, the European Union published the following Commission Regulations amending MRLs for several active substances:
  • Reg. (EU) 2019/88 regarding acetamiprid in or on certain products.
  • Reg. (EU) 2019/89 regarding bromadiolone, etofenprox, paclobutrazol, and penconazole in or on certain products.
  • Reg. (EU) 2019/90 regarding bromuconazole, carboxin, fenbutatin oxide, fenpyrazamine, and pyridaben in or on certain products.
  • Reg. (EU) 2019/91 regarding buprofezin, diflubenzuron, ethoxysulfuron, ioxynil, molinate, picoxystrobin, and tepraloxydim in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will go into effect on August 13, 2019, except for acetamiprid in olives for oil production, table olives, barley, and oats, which go into effect on February 13, 2019. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the Global MRL Database by January 29, 2019.

January 28, 2019
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On January 28, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published updated versions of its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods and Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Animal Products.

Amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 29, 2019.

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.

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