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July 18, 2016
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On July 18, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for chlorantraniliprole, alpha-cypermethrin, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, azoxystrobin, carfentrazone-ethyl, cypermethrin, thiamethoxam, thiophanate-methyl, pyraclostrobin, imibenconazole, fipronil, and spinosad.

MRL changes from these amendments will be entered in the Global MRL Database by Wednesday, July 20.

June 9, 2016
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On June 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): thiamethoxam, thiophanate-methyl, pyraclostrobin, imibenconazole, fluxapyroxad, fipronil, spinosad, difenoconazole, chlorantraniliprole, alpha-cypermethrin, carfentrazone-ethyl, cypermethrin, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, and azoxystrobin.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by July 7, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database next week.

December 10, 2014
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On December 10, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of alpha-cypermethrin in or on food commodities/feed commodities in food/feed handling establishments. Objections and requests for hearings must be received by February 9, 2015.

Relevant MRL changes will be made to MRL Database.

October 1, 2014
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing MRLs for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2014. Relevant changes will not appear in MRL Database unless they are officially adopted by ANVISA. 

September 8, 2014
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On September 5, the U.S. EPA announced its receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.

Comments on these petitions must be received by October 6, 2014. 

June 20, 2014
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing MRLs for epoxiconazole, acibenzolar-S-methyl, diafenthiuron, trifloxystrobin, alpha-cypermethrin, and Reynoutria sachaliensis (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals are due to ANVISA by July 11, 2014. 

December 6, 2013
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Brazil's Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA) recently established tolerances for alpha-cypermethrin and acetamiprid (links in Portuguese) on rice.

Relevant updates have been made to www.mrldatabase.com.

October 22, 2013
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Brazil's Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA) recently released the following draft MRL amendments for public consultation (in Portugese):

February 2, 2013
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On February 1, 2013, the US EPA published a final rule, 78 FR 7266, in the US Federal Register adding MRLs for the active ingredient alpha-cypermethrin. This is a new active ingredient for the US, as MRLs were not previously established for this isomer.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com early next week.

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