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October 2, 2017
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On October 2, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1777 amending MRLs for Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600, clayed charcoal, dichlorprop-P, ethephon, etridiazole, flonicamid, fluazifop-P, hydrogen peroxide, metaldehyde, penconazole, spinetoram, tau-fluvalinate and Urtica spp. in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect October 22, 2017. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on October 2, 2017.

May 26, 2017
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On May 24, Denmark's Høringsportalen posted draft MRL amendments under consideration by the European Union's Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed. These include:

  • SANTE/10656/2016 Rev. 1Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600, Beauveria bassiana strain NPP111B005, Beauveria bassiana strain 147, clayed charcoal, cyclaniliprole, dichlorprop, ethephon, etridiazole, flonicamid, fluazifop-P, hydrogen peroxide, metaldehyde, penconazole, spinetoram, tau-fluvalinate and Urtica spp.
  • SANTE/11706/2016 Rev. 2: fenpropidin and pymetrozine

 Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the Global MRL Database.

March 28, 2017
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On March 28, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following reasoned opinions:

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 29, 2017.

March 18, 2016
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published amendments for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

MRL changes from these amendments will appear in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

January 30, 2016
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese):

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by February 29, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

October 6, 2015
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On October 6, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 20 – 6 October 2015. Page 24 of the gazette lists draft MRLs and pages 29-31 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by November 3, 2015. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be added to 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.

June 5, 2015
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On June 5, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2015/846 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for acetamiprid, ametoctradin, amisulbrom, bupirimate, clofentezine, ethephon, ethirimol, fluopicolide, imazapic, propamocarb, pyraclostrobin, and taufluvalinate in or on certain products.

MRLs go into effect on June 25, 2015, and relevant MRL changes will be added to Global MRL Database as pending.

November 4, 2014
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On November 4, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 22 – 4 November 2014. Pages 32-33 of the gazette list proposed amendments to MRLs on various commodities.

Comments on proposed MRLs must be submitted by December 2, 2014.

September 10, 2014
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On September 10, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through November 24, 2014.

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