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October 17, 2017
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On October 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for carboxin according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

Relevant proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on October 18, 2017.

October 12, 2017
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On October 12, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by November 13, 2017. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on October 13, 2017.
October 10, 2017
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On October 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for tefluthrin in carrots.

Relevant proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on October 11, 2017.

October 5, 2017
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On October 5, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for thiodicarb, hydrogen peroxide, metalaxyl-M, halosulfuron, diflubenzuron, chlorantraniliprole, carfentrazone-ethyl, potassium bicarbonate, and azoxystrobin (links in Portuguese). 

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by November 5, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on October 6, 2017.

October 3, 2017
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On September 27, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for cadusafos, clethodim, chlorantraniliprole, desmedipham, tricyclazole, pyrifluquinazon, fluopicolide, procymidone, abamectin, and flavophospholipol. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by October 11, 2017. Relevant Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

October 3, 2017
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On October 3, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 20 – 3 October 2017. Pages 24-25 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 30-31 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides in various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by October 31, 2017. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database on October 4, 2017.

October 3, 2017
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On October 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for abamectin in bananas.

The relevant proposed MRL from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on October 4, 2017.

October 2, 2017
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On September 29, Korea's Ministry of Food and Safety (MFDS) posted Notice No. 2017-366 (in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including extensive MRL changes.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by November 28, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database in the coming weeks.

September 29, 2017
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On September 29, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1014 – Maximum Residue Limits (2016) documents:

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) has been notified of FSANZ's decision and, if the Forum does not issue a request for review, the MRLs will go into effect upon gazettal. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

September 22, 2017
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On September 20, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the following active ingredients:

Relevant proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on September 23, 2017.

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