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August 14, 2018

Australia Publishes Gazette No. 16, Proposes and Amends MRLs

Global MRL News August 14, 2018

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On August 14, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 16 - 14 August 2018. Pages 26-27 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 32-33 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by September 10, 2018. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 15, 2018.

August 14, 2018

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News August 14, 2018

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On August 14, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received September 13, 2018. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on August 15, 2018.

August 13, 2018

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Myclobutanil

Global MRL News August 13, 2018

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On August 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for myclobutanil in various crops.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on August 14, 2018.

August 13, 2018

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Fluoxastrobin

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On August 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fluoxastrobin in various crops. 

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on August 14, 2018.

August 13, 2018

Hong Kong Revises Food Classifications for Pesticide Residues

Global MRL News August 13, 2018

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On August 8, Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety published a revised version of its Guidelines on Food Classification for the Pesticide Residues in Food Regulation.

Relevant MRL updates resulting from these food classification changes will display when the revised Guidelines go into effect on November 1, 2018.

August 10, 2018

U.S. EPA Establishes Picoxystrobin MRLs

Global MRL News August 10, 2018

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On August 10, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of picoxystrobin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by October 9, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on August 11, 2018.

August 8, 2018

Malaysia Publishes Publishes Draft MRL Amendment

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On August 6, Malaysia's Ministry of Health published a draft MRL amendment to their Food Regulations 1985.

Comments are due September 6, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 9, 2018.

August 8, 2018

U.S. EPA Establishes Spinetoram MRLs

Global MRL News August 8, 2018

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On August 8, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of spinetoram in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by October 9, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on August 9, 2018.

August 6, 2018

Brazil Proposes Pesticide Revisions

Global MRL News August 6, 2018

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On August 6, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for benfuracarb, carbosulfan, and furathiocarb (link in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposed MRLs must be submitted by September 5, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 7, 2018.

August 6, 2018

Japan Proposes MRL Revisions

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On July 31, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for 1,3-Dichloropropene, acynonapyr, acibenzolar-S-methyl, chlorothalonil, probenazole, and morantel. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by August 14, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 7, 2018.

August 3, 2018

Brazil Revises Pesticide Monographs

Global MRL News August 3, 2018

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On August 3, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for triclopyr and thiophanate-methyl (link in Portuguese).

MRL changes from these amendments will display in the Global MRL Database on August 6, 2018.

July 31, 2018

Japan Notifies WTO of Draft MRLs

Global MRL News July 31, 2018

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On July 30, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for dimethenamid, fluxapyroxad, gibberellin, heptachlor, fluvalinate, teflubenzuron, 2,4-D, chlorfluazuron, chlormequat, metalaxyl and metalaxyl-M, and spinosad.

The final deadline for comments is September 28, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 1, 2018.

July 31, 2018

Taiwan Publishes MRL Amendments

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On July 31, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted Food No. 1071302045 (in Chinese) affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by August 1, 2018.

July 30, 2018

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Mepiquat

Global MRL News July 30, 2018

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On July 30, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for mepiquat in various crops.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on July 31, 2018.

July 25, 2018

Korea Publishes MRL Proposal

Global MRL News July 25, 2018

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On July 25, Korea's Ministry of Food and Safety (MFDS) posted Notice No. 2018-316 (in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including several MRL changes.

Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database on July 26, 2018.

July 25, 2018

U.S. EPA Establishes Florasulam MRLs

Global MRL News July 25, 2018

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On July 25, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of florasulam in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 24, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on July 26, 2018.

July 24, 2018

Codex Adopts MRL Changes

Global MRL News July 24, 2018

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The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) recently published its Report from the 41st Session, held July 2-6, 2018 in Rome, Italy. The report summarizes MRLs adopted, withdrawn, or retained as proposals for numerous pesticides and veterinary drugs. These MRLs were initially recommended at the 50th Session of the CCPR.

Relevant pesticide and veterinary drug MRL changes will display in the Global MRL Database on July 25, 2018.

July 24, 2018

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News July 24, 2018

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On July 24, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish of modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by August 23, 2018. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on July 25, 2018.

July 23, 2018

Japan Publishes MRL Amendments

Global MRL News July 23, 2018

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On July 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0703 No. 1 and Food Safety Update 0713 No. 2 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by July 25, 2018.

July 23, 2018

U.S. EPA Establishes Flonicamid MRLs

Global MRL News July 23, 2018

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On July 23, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of flonicamid in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 21, 2018. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on July 24, 2018.

July 20, 2018

EU Notifies WTO of Draft MRLs

Global MRL News July 20, 2018

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On July 19, the European Union notified the WTO of SANTE 10151-2018, proposing draft MRLs for buprofezin, diflubenzuron, ethoxysulfuron, ioxynil, molinate, picoxystrobin, and tepraloxydim in or on certain products.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on July 21, 2018.

July 19, 2018

Canada Proposes Ethylene Bis-Dithiocarbamate MRLs

Global MRL News July 19, 2018

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On July 19, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for ethylene bis-dithiocarbamate (EBDC) fungicides (mancozeb, metiram, maneb, and zineb) in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through October 2, 2018. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on July 20, 2018.

 

July 19, 2018

Malaysia Notifies WTO of Draft Food Amendment

Global MRL News July 19, 2018

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On July 19, Malaysia's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients.

Comments are due by September 17, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on July 20, 2018.

July 19, 2018

Canada Proposes Rimsulfuron MRLs

Global MRL News July 19, 2018

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On July 18, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for rimsulfuron in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through September 30 , 2018. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on July 20, 2018.

July 18, 2018

Canada Proposes Pyroxasulfone MRLs

Global MRL News July 18, 2018

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On July 18, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for pyroxasulfone in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through September 30, 2018. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on July 19, 2018.

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