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June 27, 2017
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On June 27, the European Union published Regulation (EU) 2017/1135 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for dimethoate and omethoate in or on certain products. 

Amended MRLs go into effect January 17, 2018. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on June 28, 2017.

June 26, 2017
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On June 26, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels for tebuconazole according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

Proposed MRLs from this opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on June 27, 2017.

June 23, 2017
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On June 11, China's Ministry of Agriculture initiate a public consultation on draft MRL amendments to its National Food Safety Standards in Food. Proposed amendments (in Chinese) include:

Comments are due by July 15, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs are currently available in the Global MRL Database.

June 23, 2017
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On June 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels for penconazole according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

Proposed MRLs from this opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on June 24, 2017.

June 22, 2017
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Recently, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for acephate, indoxacarb, ethoxysulfuron, spiromesifen, Isaria fumosorosea, dicloran, Reynoutria sachalinensis, fluazinam, and thiophanate-methyl (links in Portuguese).

Comments on the proposals for acephate, indoxacarb, ethoxysulfuron, and spiromesifen must be submitted by July 11, 2017. The comment deadline for the remaining active ingredients is July 13, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on June 23, 2017.

June 21, 2017
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On June 21, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2017/1016 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for benzovindiflupyr, chlorantraniliprole, deltamethrin, ethofumesate, haloxyfop, Mild Pepino Mosaic Virus isolate VC1, Mild Pepino Mosaic Virus isolate VX1, oxathiapiprolin, penthiopyrad, pyraclostrobin, spirotetramat, sunflower oil, tolclofos-methyl and trinexapac in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect July 11, 2017. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on June 22, 2017.
June 19, 2017
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On June 19, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for flupyradifurone (PMRL2017-05 and PMRL2017-06) and fluoxastrobin.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on June 20, 2017.

June 15, 2017
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On June 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of existing MRLs for spinetoram and prohexadione.

Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on June 16, 2017.

June 15, 2017
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On June 15, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for 2-phenylphenol, bensulfuron-methyl, dimethachlor, and lufenuron in or on certain products. The proposed date of adoption for these MRLs is September 2017.

Comments are due by August 14, 2017. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on June 16, 2017.

June 14, 2017
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On June 14, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2017/978 in the EU Official Journal, amending MRLs for fluopyram; hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), alpha-isomer; hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), beta-isomer; hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), sum of isomers, except the gamma isomer; lindane (hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), gamma-isomer); nicotine and profenofos in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs go into effect January 4, 2018. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on June 15, 2017.

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