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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.

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