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June 6, 2018
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The U.S. FDA recently established tolerances for residues of the unapproved new animal drug benzocaine in imported Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database on June 6, 2018.

June 4, 2018
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On May 30, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database on June 5, 2018.

May 17, 2018
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On May 17, the European Union published Reg. (EU) 2018/721 and Reg. (EU) 2018/722 amending veterinary drug MRLs for porcine prolactin and eprinomectin, respectively.

Amended eprinomectin MRLs go into effect on July 16, 2018. These pending MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database on May 18, 2018.

April 4, 2018
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On April 4, the European Union published Regulation (EU) 2018/523 amending veterinary drug MRLs for fluazuron in certain food-producing animals.

Amended MRLs go into effect on June 3, 2018. These pending MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database on April 5, 2018.

March 20, 2018
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On March 16, Europe's Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) published an adopted opinion recommending the amendment of an MRL for diflubenzuron in Salmonidae.

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.

The proposed MRL from the summary opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on March 21, 2018.

February 22, 2018
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On February 16, 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 December 2017.

The amended MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

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.

December 28, 2017
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On December 28, Korea's Ministry of Food and Safety (MFDS) posted Notice No. 2017-473 (in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including MRL changes.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by February 26, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database on December 29, 2017.

December 18, 2017
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On December 15, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published Notice No. 2017-102 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including extensive MRL changes.

Pesticide MRL revisions from this amendment are effective March 1, 2018. Veterinary drug MRL revisions are effective January 1, 2019. MRL changes will be added to the Global MRL Database in the coming weeks.

December 6, 2017
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On November 29, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for dichlorprop, cyflumetofen, flubendiamide, lepimectin, deltamethrin (tralomethrin), dexamethasone, hydramethylnon, fentin, flucarbazone sodium, propazine, and oleandomycin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the embassy by December 12, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs currently display in the Global MRL Database.

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