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June 15, 2017
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On June 15, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for 2-phenylphenol, bensulfuron-methyl, dimethachlor, and lufenuron in or on certain products. The proposed date of adoption for these MRLs is September 2017.

Comments are due by August 14, 2017. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on June 16, 2017.

January 5, 2017
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On January 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels for lufenuron according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 5, 2017.

July 5, 2016
June 16, 2016
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published amendments for lufenuron, fenpropathrin, profenofos, fluxapyroxad, clethodim, and pyraclostrobin.

MRL changes from these amendments have been entered in the Global MRL Database.

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.

March 10, 2016
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On March 10, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese):

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by April 8, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

October 19, 2015
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On October 19, Chile's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of draft MRLs for the veterinary drug lufenuron in food for human consumption.

The final date for comments is December 7, 2015. 

September 15, 2014
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On September 13, the European Union published an amendment regarding the veterinary drug lufenuron in fin fish.

This regulation shall apply starting November 12, 2014.

August 19, 2014
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently published an MRL Amendment (in Japanese) on numerous active ingredients.

New and increased MRLs took effect immediately, while lowered and deleted MRLs will take effect on February 7, 2015.  

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