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January 14, 2019
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On January 14, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/50 amending MRLs for chlorantraniliprole, clomazone, cyclaniliprole, fenazaquin, fenpicoxamid, fluoxastrobin, lambda-cyhalothrin, mepiquat, onion oil, thiacloprid, and valifenalate .

The majority of amended MRLs went into effect on January 1, 2019. Relevant MRL changes will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 15, 2019.

January 11, 2019
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On January 11, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/38 amending MRLs for iprodione.

Amended MRLs go into effect on July 31, 2019. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 12, 2019.

January 7, 2019
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On January 4, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for clodinafop-propargyl.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 8, 2019.

January 3, 2019
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On January 3, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English language version of the amendment follows the Hindi language version) to the pesticide MRLs portion of the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011. 

MRL changes from this amendment will appear in the Global MRL Database next week.

January 3, 2019
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On December 21, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs published national standard GB 2763.1-2018, amending MRLs for 43 pesticides in foods.

Amended MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

December 27, 2018
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On December 26, the U.S. EPA established an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of chlorate in or on cantaloupe and tomato.

Objections and requests for hearing are due by February 25, 2019.

December 21, 2018
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On December 21, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of mefenoxam and tolfenpyrad in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by February 19, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 22, 2018.

December 13, 2018
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On December 13, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of 6-benzyladenine in or on various commodities.

Objections and request for hearing must be received by February 11, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 14, 2018.

December 5, 2018
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On December 5, New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) published Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds, which is a consolidated MRL standard that includes amendments proposed in September 2018.

The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 6, 2018.

December 5, 2018
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The U.S. EPA recently established tolerances for residues of oxytetracyclinebixafen, clomazone, bifenthrin, and dinotefuran in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by February 4, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 6, 2018.

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