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January 17, 2018
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On January 17, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/70 amending MRLs for ametoctradin, chlorpyrifos-methyl, cyproconazole, difenoconazole, fluazinam, flutriafol, prohexadione, and sodium chloride in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect February 6, 2018. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on January 18, 2018.

July 26, 2017
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On July 26, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels for fluazinam in onions, shallots, and garlic.

Proposed MRLs from this opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on July 27, 2017.
June 22, 2017
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Recently, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for acephate, indoxacarb, ethoxysulfuron, spiromesifen, Isaria fumosorosea, dicloran, Reynoutria sachalinensis, fluazinam, and thiophanate-methyl (links in Portuguese).

Comments on the proposals for acephate, indoxacarb, ethoxysulfuron, and spiromesifen must be submitted by July 11, 2017. The comment deadline for the remaining active ingredients is July 13, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on June 23, 2017.

May 11, 2017
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On May 11, the U.S. EPA amended tolerances for residues of flonicamid and fluazinam in or on several commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by July 10, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on May 12, 2017.

May 2, 2017
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On April 24, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments

for fenpropathrin, phosmet, thiophanate-methyl, quizalofop-P, pyriproxyfen, fluazinam, and formetanate hydrochloride (link in Portuguese).

MRL changes from these amendments have been added to the Global MRL Database.
March 20, 2017
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On March 20, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes to the monographs for quizalofop-P, pyriproxyfen, fluazinam, formetanate, fenpropathrin, thiophanate-methyl, and fipronil (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by April 18, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the Global MRL Database.

October 19, 2016
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On October 19, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2016/1822 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for aclonifen, deltamethrin, fluazinam, methomyl, sulcotrione, and thiodicarb in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect May 7, 2017. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on October 20, 2016.

July 5, 2016
May 31, 2016
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On May 31, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): thiophanate-methylflumioxazinfosetyl, Bacillus firmustrifloxystrobin, Pasteuria nishizawaeS-metolachlorspinetoramcyproconazoleprohexadione-calciumMelaleuca alternifolia, fluazinam, lufenuron, diflubenzuron, atrazine, chlorothalonil, imazethapyr, azoxystrobin, difenoconazole, tebuconazole, metsulfuron-methyl, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, zeta-cypermethrin, imibenconazole, bifenthrin, and etofenprox.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by June 26, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database by Thursday.

April 26, 2016
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On April 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following reasoned opinions:

The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

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