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April 18, 2017
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On April 18, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of pyriofenone and pyroxasulfone in or on several commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 19, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on April 19, 2017.

April 17, 2017
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On April 11, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting albendazole, isouron, etoxazole, simeconazole, cymoxanil, spirotetramat, thifensulfuron-methyl, thifluzamide, tebufenozide, triflumizole, tolfenamic acid, pyriofenone, fluensulfone, fluopicolide, prothioconazole, prohydrojasmon, profenofos, bromacil, prometryn, hexaconazole, hexythiazox, benzovindiflupyr, and lepimectin.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by April 20, 2017.
December 1, 2016
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On November 30, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for pyriofenone in or on various products.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 2, 2016.

September 27, 2016
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On September 23, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a proposal to amend numerous MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs. Comments on these proposals are due by October 7, 2016. Any proposals containing MRL decreases will likely be announced to the WTO in the coming months.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by September 30, 2016.

September 19, 2016
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On September 16, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a technical report on the outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for pyriofenone in light of confirmatory data.

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

August 29, 2016
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On August 29, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the active ingredient pyriofenone.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through November 12, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 30, 2016.

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.

October 22, 2013
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On October 22, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published an amendment (in Japanese) to their national MRL standard. The amendment includes MRL changes for aklomide, anilofos, isopyrazam, imicyafos, chlorantraniliprole, cyazofamid, dichlofenthion, dinotefuran, spinetoram, vamidothion, pyriofenone, pyridafenthion, phenthoate, fluridone, milneb, and methazole.

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 April 2014.

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

July 26, 2013
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On July 26, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Setting of MRLs for pyriofenone in cereals, grapes and animal products.

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