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February 23, 2018
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On February 23, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed an MRL for sulfoxaflor on grape.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRL through April 9, 2018. The proposed MRL will display in the Global MRL Database on February 24, 2018.

February 22, 2018
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On February 22, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for diuron, diflubenzuron, propargiteflupyradifurone, and quizalofop-P-ethyl (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by March 23, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 23, 2018. 

February 22, 2018
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On February 22, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for mefenpyr-diethyl, prothiconazole, and tebuconazole on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on proposed MRLs through May 7, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on January 26, 2018.

February 20, 2018
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On February 16, Europe's Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) published an adopted opinion recommending the establishment of MRLs for paromoycin in poultry eggs.

Based on the CVMP opinion, the European Commission will adopt a legally binding Regulation establishing the MRLs for the substance. Applicants may request re-examination of any CVMP opinion within 15 days of its publication.

Proposed MRLs from the summary opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on February 20, 2018.

February 20, 2018
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On February 20, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for propiconazole

The final deadline for comments is April 21, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 21, 2018.

February 14, 2018
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On February 13, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published a draft amendment to their Food Regulations 1985. Comments are due by March 13, 2018. 

 
Malaysia's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. Malaysia's proposed draft MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 15, 2018. 

February 13, 2018
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On February 13, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 3 - 13 February 2018. Pages 28-29 of the gazette list draft MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities. 

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by March 13, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 14, 2018.

February 12, 2018
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On February 12, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for dichlorprop; flubendiamide; lepimectin; deltamethin & tralomethrin; dexamethasone; and fentin, flucarbazone sodium, hydramethylnon, propazine, & oleandomycin (link).  

The final deadline for comments is April 13, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 13, 2018.

February 9, 2018
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On February 6, Chile's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of its draft amendment regarding MRLs for pesticides in food.

The final date for comments is April 2, 2018. Proposed MRLs will become available in the Global MRL Database over the next couple weeks.

February 8, 2018
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On February 8, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fosetyl-Al in various crops.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on February 9, 2018.

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