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November 28, 2018
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Last week, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for clomazone, dodine, and flonicamid.

Individual changes can be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 29, 2018.

October 2, 2017
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On October 2, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1777 amending MRLs for Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600, clayed charcoal, dichlorprop-P, ethephon, etridiazole, flonicamid, fluazifop-P, hydrogen peroxide, metaldehyde, penconazole, spinetoram, tau-fluvalinate and Urtica spp. in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect October 22, 2017. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on October 2, 2017.

July 7, 2017
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On July 7, the U.S. EPA amended tolerances for residues of flonicamid and prosulfuron in or on several commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 5, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on July 8, 2017.

June 28, 2017
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On June 28, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for rimsulfuron on sorghum and flonicamid on several commodities.
 
PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through September 10, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on June 29, 2017.
May 26, 2017
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On May 24, 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/10656/2016 Rev. 1Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain FZB24, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI 600, Beauveria bassiana strain NPP111B005, Beauveria bassiana strain 147, clayed charcoal, cyclaniliprole, dichlorprop, ethephon, etridiazole, flonicamid, fluazifop-P, hydrogen peroxide, metaldehyde, penconazole, spinetoram, tau-fluvalinate and Urtica spp.
  • SANTE/11706/2016 Rev. 2: fenpropidin and pymetrozine

 Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the Global MRL Database.

May 11, 2017
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On May 11, the U.S. EPA amended tolerances for residues of flonicamid and fluazinam in or on several commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by July 10, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on May 12, 2017.

March 28, 2017
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On March 28, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following reasoned opinions:

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 29, 2017.

January 18, 2017
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for multiple active ingredients, including the following:

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 19, 2017.

October 13, 2016
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On October 13, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for the active ingredients flonicamid and clethodim.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through December 27, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on October 14, 2016.

August 12, 2016
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On August 12, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish MRLs on several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by September 12, 2016. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on August 13, 2016.

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