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October 16, 2018
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On October 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for mepiquat in cotton seeds and animal commodities and the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review of teflubenzuron.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on October 17, 2018.

March 20, 2017
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On March 20, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for chlorfluazuron, spinetoram, cyproconazole, clethodim, azadirachtin, amicarbazone, azoxystrobin (proposed via Consulta Pública n° 296 and n° 306), halosulfuron-methyl, indaziflam, linuron, mepiquat chloride, propaquizafop, triclopyr, thiodicarb, tebuconazole (proposed via Consulta Pública n° 304 and n° 308), and iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium.

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Database on March 21.

February 10, 2017
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This week, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published proposed monograph changes (including some MRL revisions) for chlorfluazuron, spinetoram, cyproconazole, clethodim, azadirachtin, amicarbazone, azoxystrobin (Consulta Pública n° 296 and  306), halosulfuron-methyl, indaziflam, linuron, mepiquat chloride, propaquizafop, triclopyr, thiodicarb, tebuconazole (Consulta Pública n° 304 and  308), iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by March 11, 2017 for iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium, azoxystrobin (n° 306), and tebuconazole (n° 308) and by March 10, 2017 for all other active ingredients. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 11, 2017.

June 24, 2016
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On June 24, the European Union published MRL amendments affecting the following active ingredients:

  • Reg. (EU) 2016/1002: AMTT, diquat, dodine, glufosinate, tritosulfuron
  • Reg. (EU) 2016/1003: abamectin, acequinocyl, acetamiprid, benzovindiflupyr, bromoxynil, fludioxonil, fluopicolide, fosetyl, mepiquat, proquinazid, propamocarb, prohexadione, tebuconazole

Amended MRLs from Reg. (EU) 2016/1002 go into effect on January 14, 2017. Amended MRLs from Reg. (EU) 2016/1003 go into effect on July 16, 2016. Relevant pending MRL changes will be entered in the Global MRL Database in the next week.

February 18, 2016
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On February 16, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of a temporary MRL for mepiquat in cultivated fungi.

December 11, 2015
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On December 11, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for 1-naphthylacetamide, 1-naphthylacetic acid, chloridazon, fluazifop-P, fuberidazole, mepiquat, and tralkoxydim in or on certain products.

The final date for comments is February 9, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

August 25, 2015
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On August 24, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of existing MRLs for mepiquat and a technical report on the consultation on the pesticide risk assessment for pyridalyl in light of confirmatory data. 

January 22, 2014
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On January 21, the European Union published MRL amendments Commission Regulation (EU) No 36/2014 and Commission Regulation (EU) No 51/2014 in the EU Official Journal. These regulations revise MRLs for aminopyralid, chlorantraniliprole, cyflufenamid, mepiquat, metalaxyl-M, propamocarb, pyriofenone, quinoxyfen, dimethomorph, indoxacarb, and pyraclostrobin.

MRL revisions were made to address new and changed uses. Commission Regulation (EU) No 36/2014 will enter into force 20 days after the date of publication. Commission Regulation (EU) No 51/2014 will enter into force on February 2, 2014.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com after these regulations are in effect.

June 20, 2013
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On June 20, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRLs for mepiquat in cereals and animal commodities.

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