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January 8, 2018
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On January 5, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for chlorantraniliprole and thiabendazole.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

September 22, 2017
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On September 21, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for chlorantraniliprole and thiabendazole on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through December 4, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on September 23, 2017.

July 3, 2017
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On July 3, the European Union published Regulation (EU) 2017/1164 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for acrinathrin, metalaxyl, and thiabendazole in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect January 21, 2018. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on July 4, 2017.

December 14, 2016
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On December 12, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for acrinathrin, metalaxyl, and thiabendazole.

The final date for comments is February 10, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by December 16, 2016.

September 22, 2016
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On September 22, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of thiabendazole in or on the legume vegetable group 6 and foliage of legume vegetable group 7.  

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 21, 2016. The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on September 23, 2016.

September 9, 2015
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On September 9, 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 October 9, 2015, and relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

July 17, 2015
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On July 17, the U.S. EPA established a time-limited tolerance for residues of thiabendazole in or on succulent shelled peas, set to expire on December 31, 2018.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 15, 2015.

May 12, 2015
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently notified the WTO of draft amendments proposing MRLs for the following active ingredients:

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by June 6, 2015, and relevant proposed MRLs have been added to Global MRL Database.

November 12, 2014
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published conclusions on the peer reviews of the pesticide risk assessments of active ingredients flupyrsulfuron and thiabendazole

September 25, 2014
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The U.S. EPA recently established tolerances for residues of fluensulfone and thiabendazole in or on various commodities. Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 24, 2014 for fluensulfone and November 25, 2014 for thiabendazole.

Relevant changes will appear in MRL Database soon.

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