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BCI provides customized international regulatory data services, and maintains the Global MRL Database, www.globalmrl.com, which lists pesticide and veterinary drug Maximum Residue Level (MRL) tolerances for markets around the world

 

To complement the Global MRL Database, BCI MRL News will announce MRL regulatory policy stories from around the globe as located by BCI’s daily monitoring of government gazettes and websites as well as World Trade Organization (WTO) notifications.

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Friday, March 24 2017 at 8:34 am

EFSA Opens Public Consultation on bacillus subtilis strain IAB/BS03

On March 24, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened a public consultation on the active substance bacillus subtilis strain IAB/BS03. Comments on the rapporteur Member State’s assessment reports must be sent to EFSA by May 24, 2017.

The European Union’s current bacillus subtilis MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

Thursday, March 23 2017 at 9:04 am

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

On March 23, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish MRLs on several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by April 24, 2017. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on March 24, 2017.

Thursday, March 23 2017 at 8:31 am

FSANZ Publishes Approval Report for Avilamycin MRLs

On March 23, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published its approval report for Application A1133 – Maximum Residue Limits for Avilamycin in specific Pig Commodities.

The Application is for the establishment of MRLs for avilamycin in specific pig commodities for purposes of import harmonization. FSANZ has provided further details on the risk assessment in Supporting document 1.

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.

Wednesday, March 22 2017 at 9:53 am

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Metaldehyde

On March 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for metaldehyde in leek.

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 23, 2017.

Wednesday, March 22 2017 at 9:29 am

U.S. EPA Establishes Multiple Tolerance Exemptions

On March 22, the U.S. EPA established exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the following:

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by May 22, 2017.

Wednesday, March 22 2017 at 9:19 am

U.S. EPA Amends Cloquintocet-mexyl and Cyantraniliprole MRLs

On March 22, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of cloquintocet-mexyl and cyantraniliprole in or on several commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by May 22, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on March 23, 2017.

Tuesday, March 21 2017 at 4:18 pm

Australia Publishes Gazette No. 6, Proposes and Amends MRLs

On March 21, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 6 – 21 March 2017. Pages 24-25 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 30-33 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by April 18, 2017. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database on March 22, 2017.

Tuesday, March 21 2017 at 4:14 pm

Costa Rica Publishes Updated List of Adopted MRLs

On March 20, Costa Rica’s State Phytosanitary Service (SFE) published an updated list of MRLs adopted by Costa Rica. The MRLs in the list are applicable to domestic and imported products and are updated periodically throughout the year.

Adopted MRLs currently display in the Global MRL Database.

Monday, March 20 2017 at 2:03 pm

Brazil Proposes Pesticide Revisions

On March 20, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes to the monographs for quizalofop-P, pyriproxyfen, fluazinam, formetanate, fenpropathrin, thiophanate-methyl, and fipronil (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by April 18, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the Global MRL Database.

Monday, March 20 2017 at 1:00 pm

Brazil Revises Pesticide Monographs

On March 20, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for chlorfluazuron, spinetoram, cyproconazole, clethodim, azadirachtin, amicarbazone, azoxystrobin (proposed via Consulta Pública n° 296 and n° 306), halosulfuron-methyl, indaziflam, linuron, mepiquat chloride, propaquizafop, triclopyr, thiodicarb, tebuconazole (proposed via Consulta Pública n° 304 and n° 308), and iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium.

MRL changes from these amendments will be displayed in the Global MRL Database on March 21.

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