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November 13, 2017
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On November 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification/review of the existing MRLs for propamocarb and pyridaben.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on November 14, 2017.

January 24, 2017
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On January 23, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for pyridaben, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus subtilis, and flupyradifurone.

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Database on January 24.

December 10, 2016
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On December 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for pymetrozine, pyridaben, orthosulfamuron, novaluron, methomyl, glufosinate, Bacillus licheniformis, and Bacillus subtilis (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by January 6, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to the Global MRL Database by December 14, 2016.

October 17, 2016
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On October 14, the U.S. EPA established tolerances residues of pyridaben in or on multiple commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 13, 2016. The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on October 18, 2016.

January 16, 2016
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On January 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of existing MRLs for fenpyroximate and a conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the active substance pyridaben in light of confirmatory data submitted.

November 19, 2014
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On November 19, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for the following pesticides:

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices, and relevant changes will be made to the MRL Database

August 6, 2014
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On August 6, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the following active ingredients:

PMRA will accept comments on these proposed MRLs through October 20, 2014. 

March 20, 2013
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) recently published an update (in Japanese) to Japan's MRL regulation. This update removes and revises MRLs for TCMTB, acequinocyl, azoxystrobin, abamectin, esprocarb, saflufenacil, cyenopyrafen, simeconazole, silafluofen, sedecamycin, thiamethoxam, tebufloquin, bixafen, pyraflufen-ethyl, pyridaben, flutriafol, and repimectin. Increased MRLs are in effect as of March 12, 2013 and decreased or deleted MRLs as of September 11, 2013.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com when they come into effect.

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