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December 8, 2016
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On December 7, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the active ingredients penflufen and carfentrazone-ethyl.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through February 20, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on December 9, 2016.

November 3, 2016
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On November 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance penflufen.

The European Union’s current penflufen MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

October 19, 2016
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On October 19, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of penflufen in or on vegetable, bulb, group 3-07; beet, sugar, roots; and beet, sugar, tops.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 19, 2016. The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on October 20, 2016.

October 22, 2015
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On October 21, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.

Comments on petitioned-for tolerances must be received by November 11, 2015. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to Global MRL Database.

October 12, 2015
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On October 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened a public consultation on the active substance penflufen. Comments on the rapporteur Member State's assessment reports must be sent to EFSA by December 12, 2015.

June 16, 2015
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On June 16, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 12 – 16 June 2015. Pages 29-30 of the gazette list proposed amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments must be submitted to APVMA by July 14, 2015. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

August 27, 2014
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On August 26, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority published Gazette No. APVMA 17. The gazette contains variations to Standards 1.4.2 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, Australia's international MRL regulation.

MRL changes are made for blueberries, pulses, potato, rape seed, strawberry, celery, poppy seed, and animal products.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com tomorrow.

April 25, 2014
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On April 24, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published an amendment (in Japanese) to their national MRL standard. This amendment includes MRL changes for avilamycin, ametoctradin, isoprothiolane, difenoconazole, tebuconazole, bifenthrin, pyrifluquinazon, flonicamid, penflufen, and levamisole.

MRLs that are newly-added or revised to a less restrictive level have entered into force. For MRLs changing to a more restrictive level, Japan is implementing a six month grace period. These changes will go into effect in October 2014.

Relevant changes have been made to www.mrldatabase.com.

August 16, 2013
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In addition to proposing MRL changes, the APVMA's Gazette No. 16 includes an amendment to Australia's international MRL standard.

The amendment revises MRLs for the following active ingredients: abamectin, bifenthrin, boscalid, chlorantraniliprole, chlorothalonil, dimethoate, fluazifop-butyl, fluazifop-p-butyl, glufosinate and glufosinate-ammonium, isoxaflutole, mandipropamid, penflufen, spinosad, terbuthylazine, and trifloxystrobin.

Relevant changes will be made to www.mrldatabase.com early next week.

May 23, 2013
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The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) recently published Gazette No. 10 - 21 May 2013

Included in the Gazette is a proposal to amend Australia's MRL standard affecting the following active ingredients: abamectin, bifenthrin, boscalid, chlorantraniliprole, chlorothalonil, dimethoate, fluazifop-butyl, fluazifop-p-butyl, glufosinate, isoxaflutole, mandipropamid, penflufen, spinosad, terbuthylazine and trifloxystrobin.

Comments may be submitted to APVMA by June 18.

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