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November 20, 2018
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On November 20, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of an import tolerance for mandipropamid in cocoa beans.

The proposed MRL from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on November 21, 2018.

November 19, 2018
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On November 19, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs and setting of import tolerances for pyraclostrobin in various crops and a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for pyraclostrobin in soyabean.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on November 20, 2018.

November 16, 2018
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On November 16, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review of picolinafen and the review of the existing MRLs for tau-fluvalinate according to Article 12.

Relevant proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 17, 2018.

November 15, 2018
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On November 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of import tolerances for pyraclostrobin in rice.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on November 16, 2018.

November 14, 2018
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On November 14, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for amisulbrom, mandestrobin, and isopyrazam in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through January 28, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 15, 2018.

November 12, 2018
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On November 9, 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/11195/2018: clothianidin, cycloxydim, epoxiconazole, flonicamide, haloxyfop, mandestrobin, mepiquat, Metschnikowia fructicola NRRL Y-27328, and prohexadione.
  • SANTE/11196/2018: azoxystrobin, bicyclopyrone, chlormequat, cyprodinil, difenoconazole, fenpropimorph, fenpyroximate, fluopyram, fosethyl, isoprothiolan, isopyrazam, oxamyl, prothioconazole, spinetoram, trifloxystrobin, and triflumezopyrim.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 13, 2018.

November 12, 2018
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On November 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinion on the setting of import tolerances for teflubenzuron in grapefruits, mandarins, and broccoli.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on November 13, 2018.

November 9, 2018
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On October 30, China's Ministry of Agriculture initiated a public consultation on draft MRL amendments to its National Food Safety Standards in Food. Proposed amendments (in Chinese) include:

Comments are due by November 30, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 10, 2018.

November 8, 2018
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On November 8, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed to amend MRLs for kresoxim-methyl and discontinued agricultural pest control products in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through January 22, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 9, 2018.

November 6, 2018
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On November 6, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 22 - 6 November 2018. Pages 22-24 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 29-30 lists amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by December 4, 2018. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 7, 2018.

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