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March 15, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 15, 2019

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On March 15, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, and Brazil.
  

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for the European Union, Canada, Chile, and Brazil. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, and Brazil. 

March 14, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Fluopyram

Global MRL News March 14, 2019

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On March 14, the European Food safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for fluopyram in broccoli.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on March 15, 2019.

March 12, 2019

U.S. EPA Amends Methoxyfenozide MRLs

Global MRL News March 12, 2019

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On March 12, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of methoxyfenozide in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by May 13, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on March 13, 2019.

March 11, 2019

EEA Publishes Multiple MRL Updates

Global MRL News March 11, 2019

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The European Economic Area (EEA) recently updated its agreement on veterinary and phytosanitary matters, including updates to EU MRL Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. EU MRL amendments apply to Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein once accepted to the EEA.

The following EU amendments are now applicable:

Relevant changes for Norway and Iceland will appear in Global MRL Database on March 12, 2019.
March 11, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 11, 2019

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On March 8, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for India and Lithuania.
 

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for India and the European Union. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for India and Lithuania. 

March 11, 2019

Canada Proposes Dithianon MRLs

Global MRL News March 11, 2019

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On March 8, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for dithianon in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through May 22, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 12, 2019.

March 6, 2019

Canada Proposes Cyantraniliprole MRLs

Global MRL News March 6, 2019

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On March 6, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for cyantraniliprole in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through May 20, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 7, 2019.

March 6, 2019

Canada Amends MRLs for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News March 6, 2019

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On March 6, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for clomazone, fenamidone, and spiromesifen.

Individual changes can be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on March 7, 2019.

March 5, 2019

Turkey Publishes Veterinary Drug Amendment

Global MRL News March 5, 2019

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On February 21, Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock published an amendment to its veterinary drug MRL standard.

Relevant changes will be available in the Global MRL Database on March 5, 2019.


March 5, 2019

European CVMP Adopts Vet Drug MRL Opinion on Ciclesonide

Global MRL News March 5, 2019

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On February 22, Europe's Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) published an adopted opinion recommending the amendment of MRLs for ciclesonide in Equidae.

Based on the CVMP opinion, the European Commission will adopt a legally binding Regulation establishing the MRLs for the substance. Applicants may request re-examination of any CVMP opinion within 15 days of its publication.

The proposed MRLs from the summary opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on March 6, 2019.

March 5, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 5, 2019

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On March 2, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Italy.
 

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for the European Union. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Italy.

March 4, 2019

Chile Notifies WTO of Draft Veterinary Drug MRLs

Global MRL News March 4, 2019

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On February 8, Chile's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of its draft amendment regarding MRLs for veterinary drug residues in animal products.

The final date for comments is April 7, 2019. Proposed MRLs have been entered into the Global MRL Database.

March 4, 2019

Japan Amends MRLs

Global MRL News March 4, 2019

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On February 28, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0228 No. 5 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by March 14, 2019.

March 4, 2019

Australia Publishes Gazette No. 4, Proposes and Amends MRLs

Global MRL News March 4, 2019

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On February 26, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 4, 26 February 2019. Pages 18-19 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 24-28 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by March 26, 2019. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs have been entered into the Global MRL Database.

March 1, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 1, 2019

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On March 1, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Ghana, Canada, and Taiwan.

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Canada and Taiwan. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Ghana, Canada, and Taiwan.

March 1, 2019

Canada Amends Flumioxazin MRLs

Global MRL News March 1, 2019

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On March 1, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for flumioxazin.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on March 4, 2019.

February 28, 2019

Canada Proposes Cyazofamid MRLs

Global MRL News February 28, 2019

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On February 27, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for cyazofamid in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through May 13, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on February 29 2019.

February 28, 2019

Canada Amends Fluazifop-butyl MRLs

Global MRL News February 28, 2019

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On February 28, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for fluazifop-butyl.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on March 1, 2019.

February 27, 2019

U.S. EPA Amends Abamectin MRLs

Global MRL News February 27, 2019

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On February 27, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of abamectin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by April 29, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 28, 2019.

February 26, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News February 26, 2019

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On February 26, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Mexico and Colombia.

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Mexico, in English. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Mexico and Colombia. 

February 25, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News February 25, 2019

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On February 22, the UDSA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Singapore, Romania, Myanmar, and Ethiopia.

 
The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for the Singapore and the European Union. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the Singapore, Romania, Myanmar, and the European Union. 

February 21, 2019

Canada Amends MRLs for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News February 21, 2019

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On February 21, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for chlorothalonil, clethodim, and acequinocyl.

Individual changes can be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 22, 2019.

February 20, 2019

Brazil Proposes Pesticide Revisions

Global MRL News February 20, 2019

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On February 18, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for cymoxanil, spinetoram, azoxystrobin, and famoxadone (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposed revisions must be received by March 19, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs are currently displaying in the Global MRL Database.

February 19, 2019

2019 MRL Harmonization Workshop Scheduled for May 29-30

Global MRL News February 19, 2019

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The California Specialty Crops Council (CSCC) will hold its fourteenth annual MRL Harmonization Workshop May 29-30 in San Francisco. The interactive seminar based on MRLs will address critically important issues for stakeholders with interests in exporting agricultural products. Registrants, growers, packers, shippers, PCAs, regulators, trade experts, and other stakeholders in international trade are encouraged to attend.

Presentation topics include: international trade trends, global registrations, pesticide residue monitoring, MRL strategies for growers, updates for international residue standards, global MRL challenges, and research reports regarding the impacts of residues. Jochen Riehle, a food chemist with Eurofins will kick off the conference discussing, “The European Commission Is Taking Action On Endocrine Disruptors – What Could This Really Mean For The Market?” Julia Doherty from the US Trade Representative will discuss “EU Pesticide Policies: The Trade Perspective.” The program also includes international speakers from the South Korea, Taiwan, ASEAN, and Canada. 

The conference will be held at Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf, 555 North Point Street in San Francisco. On-line pre-registration is required by May 18. Meeting details, hotel information, and an updated agenda are available on the CSCC website. The early registration fee is $425 by March 15 and $475 after that date.

February 15, 2019

U.S. EPA Amends MRLs for Trifloxystrobin and Trifluralin

Global MRL News February 15, 2019

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On February 15, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of trifloxystrobin and trifluralin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by April 16, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 16, 2019.

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