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September 20, 2016
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On September 16, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published its Proposed Re-evaluation Decision PRVD2016-17 which includes health risk mitigation requirements proposing to revoke MRLs for cyfluthrin in milk and milk fat.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposal through December 15, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs currently display in the Global MRL Database

July 14, 2015
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On July 14, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 14 – 14 July 2015. Pages 26-28 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 33-35 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by August 11, 2015. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

April 22, 2015
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On April 21, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 8 – 21 April 2015. Pages 24-26 of the gazette list proposed amendments to MRLs on various commodities.

Comments must be submitted to APVMA by May 19, 2015, and relevant proposed MRLs will be added to www.globalmrl.com.  

July 31, 2014
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Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare recently notified the WTO of a Draft of Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods, containing MRLs for 29 active ingredients.

Comments must be submitted by September 27, 2014. 

July 14, 2014
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The European Union recently published MRL amendment Commission Regulation (EU) No 737/2014 in the EU Official Journal. This regulation includes MRLs for 2-phenylphenol, chlormequat, cyflufenamid, cyfluthrin, dicamba, fluopicolide, flutriafol, fosetyl, indoxacarb, isoprothiolane, mandipropamid, metaldehyde, metconazole, phosmet, picloram, propyzamide, pyriproxyfen, saflufenacil, spinosad, and trifloxystrobin in or on certain products.

Further details, including MRL tables, may be found via the linked Official Journal document. MRLs in this regulation will apply starting July 30, 2014, and will appear in the MRL Database at that time.  

May 16, 2014
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On May 16, the European Union (EU) published MRL amendment Commission Regulation (EU) No 491/2014 in the EU Official Journal. This regulation includes MRLs for the active ingredients ametoctradin, azoxystrobin, cycloxydim, cyfluthrin, dinotefuran, fenbuconazole, fenvalerate, fludioxonil, fluopyram, flutriafol, fluxapyroxad, glufosinate-ammonium, imidacloprid, indoxacarb, MCPA, methoxyfenozide, penthiopyrad, spinetoram, and trifloxystrobin.

MRLs in this regulation will apply from June 5, 2014; however, MRLs regarding fenvalerate and fludioxonil in mangoes will apply from August 19, 2014. Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com, accordingly.

October 28, 2013
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On October 28, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRL for cyfluthrin in artichokes.

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