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December 5, 2018
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On December 5, New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) published Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds, which is a consolidated MRL standard that includes amendments proposed in September 2018.

The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 6, 2018.

December 5, 2018
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The U.S. EPA recently established tolerances for residues of oxytetracyclinebixafen, clomazone, bifenthrin, and dinotefuran in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by February 4, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 6, 2018.

December 5, 2018
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On December 4, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 24 - 4 December 2018. Pages 24-28 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 33-34 lists amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by January 9, 2019. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on December 6, 2018.

December 3, 2018
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On December 3, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for bifenthrin, fenhexamid, afidopyropen, and picoxystrobin.

Individual changes can be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 4, 2018.

November 29, 2018
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On November 29, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2018-98 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including numerous MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment will appear in the Global MRL Database next week.

November 27, 2018
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On November 27, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for ethalfluralin and benzovindiflupyr.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 28, 2018.

November 26, 2018
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On November 22, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of pyrifluquinazon in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 25, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 27, 2018.

November 26, 2018
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Last week, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for difenoconazole, indaziflam, diquat, 2,4-D, fludioxonil, and diethofencarb.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 27, 2018.

November 19, 2018
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On November 14, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2018-91 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including numerous MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment will appear in the Global MRL Database later this week.

November 15, 2018
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On November 15, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of azoxystrobin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 14, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 16, 2018.

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