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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 16, 2017
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On October 16, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of triflumezopyrim in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 15, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on October 17, 2017.

October 16, 2017
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On October 16, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of fenpicoxamid in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 15, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on October 17, 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 9, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for melaleuca alternifolia, mineral oil, prothioconazole, prohexadione-calcium, thiophanate-methyl, thiamethoxam, trifloxystrobin, clethodim, dicamba, glufosinate, imazapyr, imazapic, aminopyralid, abscisic acid, and bixafen (links in Portuguese).

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Databse on October 11, 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 9, 2017
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On October 10, the U.S. EPA established a time-limited tolerance for residues of tolfenpyrad in or on various commodities. The tolerance will expire on December 31, 2020.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 11, 2017. The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on October 10, 2017.

October 6, 2017
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On October 6, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of florpyrauxifen-benzyl in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 5, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on October 7, 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.

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