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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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Tuesday, February 21 2017 at 9:51 am

Canada Adopts MRLs for Multiple Pesticides

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for multiple active ingredients, including the following:

Individual changes may be viewed in the WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 22, 2017. 

Tuesday, February 21 2017 at 9:03 am

EFSA Opens Public Consultations on Desmedipham and Phenmedipham

On February 20, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened public consultations on the active substances desmedipham and phenmedipham. Comments on the rapporteur Member States’ assessment reports must be sent to EFSA by April 22, 2017.

The European Union’s current desmedipham and phenmedipham MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

Friday, February 17 2017 at 10:45 am

Japan Proposes MRLs

On February 10, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for isofetamid, sulfoxaflor, famoxadone, fenazaquin, and melengestrol acetate. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. Changes for sulfoxaflor were originally proposed in October 2015. 

Comments are due to the Embassy by February 24, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by February 18, 2017.

Wednesday, February 15 2017 at 3:51 pm

Canada Adopts Abamectin MRLs

On February 13, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) added MRLs to their MRL database for abamectin in or on various products (established via PMRL2016-65).

Individual changes may be viewed on Health Canada's MRL Database. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 16, 2017. 

Wednesday, February 15 2017 at 8:56 am

U.S. EPA Amends Thiamethoxam MRL

On February 15, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of thiamethoxam in or on bananas.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by April 17, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 16, 2017.

Wednesday, February 15 2017 at 8:55 am

EFSA Publishes Conclusion on Imazosulfuron

On February 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance imazosulfuron.

The European Union’s current imazosulfuron MRLs display in the Global MRL Database

Tuesday, February 14 2017 at 1:45 pm

U.S. EPA Amends Hexythiazox MRLs

On February 14, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of hexythiazox in or on several commodities.

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

Monday, February 13 2017 at 11:59 am

Canada Adopts MRLs for Multiple Pesticides

On February 13, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for multiple active ingredients, including the following:

Individual changes may be viewed in the WTO notices. The amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 14, 2017.

Friday, February 10 2017 at 1:59 pm

Brazil Proposes Pesticide Revisions

This week, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published proposed monograph changes (including some MRL revisions) for chlorfluazuron, spinetoram, cyproconazole, clethodim, azadirachtin, amicarbazone, azoxystrobin (Consulta Pública n° 296 and  306), halosulfuron-methyl, indaziflam, linuron, mepiquat chloride, propaquizafop, triclopyr, thiodicarb, tebuconazole (Consulta Pública n° 304 and  308), iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by March 11, 2017 for iodosulfuron-methyl-sodium, azoxystrobin (n° 306), and tebuconazole (n° 308) and by March 10, 2017 for all other active ingredients. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 11, 2017.

Friday, February 10 2017 at 12:02 pm

EFSA Opens Public Consultation on Pasteuria nishizawae Pn1

On February 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened a public consultation on the active substance Pasteuria nishizawae Pn1. Comments on the rapporteur Member State’s assessment reports must be sent to EFSA by April 12, 2017.

The European Union’s current copper compound MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

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