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June 8, 2017
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On June 8, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of two pesticide petitions (82 FR 26641 and 82 FR 26639) to establish MRLs and tolerance exemptions for several active ingredients in or on various commodities.

Comments must be received by July 10, 2017. MRLs from these proposals will display in the Global MRL Database on June 9, 2017.

January 9, 2017
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On January 9, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for sulfuryl fluoride, tolfenpyrad, and zoxamide in or on various products.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 10, 2017.

October 4, 2016
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On October 4, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for active ingredients tolfenpyrad and zoxamide.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through December 18, 2016. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on October 5, 2016.

September 22, 2016
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On September 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened a public consultation on the active substance zoxamide. Comments on the rapporteur Member State’s assessment reports must be sent to EFSA by November 22, 2016.

The European Union's currently established zoxamide MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

September 21, 2016
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Denmark’s Høringsportalen posted draft MRL amendments under consideration by the European Union's Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed. These include:

  • SANTE/11309/2016: aminopyralid, azoxystrobin, cyantraniliprole, cyflufenamid, cyproconazole, diethofencarb, dithiocarbamates, fluazifop-P, fluopyram, haloxyfop, isofetamid, metalaxyl, prohexadione, propaquizafop, pyrimethanil, Trichoderma atroviride strain SC1, and zoxamide
  • SANTE/11418/2015: bifenthrin, carbetamide, cinidon-ethyl, fenpropimorph, and triflusulfuron

Relevant proposed MRLs will begin to appear in the Global MRL Database starting September 21, 2016.

July 6, 2016
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On July 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for zoxamide in various leafy crops.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

March 9, 2016
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On March 8, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of fluopyram and zoxamide in or on multiple commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by May 9, 2016. The amended MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database tomorrow.

February 18, 2016
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published amendments for the following active ingredients (links in Portuguese):

Relevant MRL changes will be added to Global MRL Database.

December 7, 2015
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Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) recently published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese):

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by January 5, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to Global MRL Database.

April 6, 2015
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On April 6, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of pesticide MRLs in or on various commodities.

Comments on petitioned-for tolerances must be received by May 6, 2015, and relevant proposed MRLs will be added to www.globalmrl.com.

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