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July 26, 2017

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News July 26, 2017

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On July 26, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by August 25, 2017. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on July 27, 2017.

July 26, 2017

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Fluazinam

Global MRL News July 26, 2017

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On July 26, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels for fluazinam in onions, shallots, and garlic.

Proposed MRLs from this opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on July 27, 2017.

July 21, 2017

Japan Publishes MRL Amendment

Global MRL News July 21, 2017

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On July 19, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting isofetamid, melengestrol acetate, famoxadone, fenazaquin, and metamifop.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by July 28, 2017.
July 20, 2017

China Notifies WTO of Draft MRLs for 112 Pesticides

Global MRL News July 20, 2017

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On July 20, China's Ministry of Agriculture notified the WTO of draft changes to its National Food Safety Standards in Food, including proposed changes to MRLs for 112 pesticides.

Comments are due by September 18, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week. 

July 20, 2017

Brazil Proposes Pesticide Revisions

Global MRL News July 20, 2017

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On July 19, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for abamectin, flutriafol, and carbosulfan (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by August 17, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on July 21, 2017.
July 20, 2017

Japan Publishes MRL Amendment

Global MRL News July 20, 2017

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On July 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a new MRL amendment affecting imidacloprid; oxathiapiprolin; quinclorac; clofentezine; chlorpropham; spiramycin; tylosin; dazomet, metam and methyl isothiocyanate; picarbutrazox; fluopyram; fludioxonil; prohexadione-calcium; and mandestrobin.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by July 28, 2017.
July 19, 2017

Canada Adopts MRLs for Several Active Ingredients

Global MRL News July 19, 2017

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On July 19, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for ethaboxam, penthiopyrad, and flumioxazin.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on July 20, 2017.
July 19, 2017

EFSA Opens Public Consultation on Ethoprophos

Global MRL News July 19, 2017

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On July 19, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened a public consultation on the active substance ethoprophos. Comments on the rapporteur Member State's assessment report must be sent to EFSA by September 18, 2017.

The European Union's current ethopropohos MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.
July 14, 2017

U.S. EPA Amends Difenoconazole MRLs

Global MRL News July 14, 2017

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On July 14, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of difenoconazole in or on various commodities. 

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 12, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on July 15, 2017.

July 13, 2017

Japan proposes MRL Revisions

Global MRL News July 13, 2017

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On July 13, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for DCIP, Triforine, Pyraclostrobin, Pyribencarb, Fenquinotrione, Fosetyl-aluminum, and Metaldehyde. In addition, MHLW also proposed the withdrawal of MRLs for 25 agricultural and veterinary chemicals. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. 

Comments are due to the Embassy by July 17, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database over the next week.

July 13, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report on Germany

Global MRL News July 13, 2017

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On July 12, the  United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Import Regulations Standards (FAIRS) Country Report for Germany.

Information on pesticides and other contaminants is included in Section V of the report. Germany's relevant established and proposed MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

July 13, 2017

EFSA Opens Public Consultation on Fosetyl

Global MRL News July 13, 2017

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On July 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened a public consultation on the active substance fosetyl. Comments on the rapporteur Member State's assessment report must be sent to EFSA by September 11, 2017.

The European Union's current fosetyl MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

July 12, 2017

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Difenoconazole

Global MRL News July 12, 2017

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On July 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels for difenoconazole in various crops.

Proposed MRLs from this opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on July 13, 2017.

July 11, 2017

Australia Publishes Gazette No. 14, Proposes and Amends MRLs

Global MRL News July 11, 2017

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On July 11, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 14 – 11 July 2017. Pages 32-33 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 38-39 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by September 8, 2017. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database on July 12, 2017.

July 10, 2017

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Emergency Exemption for Lambda-Cyhalothrin

Global MRL News July 10, 2017

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On July 10, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of a specific exemption request for the use of lambda-cyhalothrin on asparagus to control the European asparagus aphid.

Comments are due by July 25, 2017.

July 10, 2017

U.S. EPA Amends MRLs for Buprofezin

Global MRL News July 10, 2017

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On July 10, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of buprofezin in or on rice grain.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 8, 2017. The amended MRL will be available in the Global MRL Database on July 11, 2017.

July 7, 2017

U.S. EPA Amends MRLs for Flonicamid and Prosulfuron

Global MRL News July 7, 2017

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On July 7, the U.S. EPA amended tolerances for residues of flonicamid and prosulfuron in or on several commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 5, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on July 8, 2017.

July 7, 2017

EFSA Publishes Technical Report on Metsulfuron-methyl

Global MRL News July 7, 2017

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On July 7, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a technical report on the outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant, and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for metsulfuron-methyl in light of confirmatory data.

The European Union's current metsulfuron-methyl MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

July 6, 2017

Canada Proposes MRLs for Tioxazafen

Global MRL News July 6, 2017

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On July 6, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for tioxazafen on several commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through September 19, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on July 7, 2017.

July 6, 2017

Costa Rica Publishes Updated List of Adopted MRLs

Global MRL News July 6, 2017

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On July 5, 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 will display in the Global MRL Database on July 7, 2017.

July 6, 2017

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Fluazifop-P

Global MRL News July 6, 2017

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On July 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels for fluazifop-P in various products of plant and animal origin.

Proposed MRLs from this opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on July 7, 2017.

July 6, 2017

EFSA Publishes Technical Report on Ipconazole

Global MRL News July 6, 2017

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On July 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a technical report on the outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant, and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for ipconazole in light of confirmatory data.

The European Union's current ipconazole MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

July 5, 2017

U.S. EPA Establishes Emergency Exemption Tolerances

Global MRL News July 5, 2017

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On July 5, the U.S. EPA established exemptions from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of titanium dioxide and oxirane, 2-methyl, polymer with oxirane, hydrogen sulfate (ammonium salt and potassium salt).

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 5, 2017.

July 5, 2017

U.S. Amends MRLs for Several Pesticides

Global MRL News July 5, 2017

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On July 5, the U.S. EPA amended tolerances for residues of indaziflam, pyroxsulam, and flubendiamide in or on several commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 5, 2017. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on July 6, 2017.

July 3, 2017

Taiwan Amends MRL Food Standard

Global MRL News July 3, 2017

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On July 3, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of an adopted MRL amendment to its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods, revoking the MRL for fluopyram on tea.

The MRL amendment will display in the Global MRL Database on July 4, 2017. This amendment took effect June 29, 2017.

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