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January 16, 2019

EU Publishes Draft Imazalil MRLs

Global MRL News January 16, 2019

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In December, the European Union published a draft amendment regarding MRLs for imazalil in various commodities.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 17, 2019.

January 14, 2019

EU Amends MRLs for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News January 14, 2019

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On January 14, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/50 amending MRLs for chlorantraniliprole, clomazone, cyclaniliprole, fenazaquin, fenpicoxamid, fluoxastrobin, lambda-cyhalothrin, mepiquat, onion oil, thiacloprid, and valifenalate .

The majority of amended MRLs went into effect on January 1, 2019. Relevant MRL changes will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 15, 2019.

January 14, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinions for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News January 14, 2019

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On January 14, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the review of the existing MRLs for fluometuron and metam in or on various commodities.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on January 15, 2019.

January 14, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Spiromesifen

Global MRL News January 14, 2019

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On January 14, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of an import tolerance for spiromesifen in coffee beans.

The proposed MRL from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on January 15, 2019.

January 11, 2019

EU Amends Iprodione MRLs

Global MRL News January 11, 2019

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On January 11, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/38 amending MRLs for iprodione.

Amended MRLs go into effect on July 31, 2019. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 12, 2019.

January 9, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinions for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News January 9, 2019

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On January 8, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the review of the existing MRLs for chromafenozide, sedaxane, and triazoxide in various crops.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on January 10, 2019.

January 7, 2019

Canada Amends Clodinafop-propargyl MRLs

Global MRL News January 7, 2019

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On January 4, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for clodinafop-propargyl.

Individual changes may be viewed in the linked WTO notice. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on January 8, 2019.

January 4, 2019

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Draft MRL

Global MRL News January 4, 2019

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On January 4, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of Draft of Standards for Veterinary Drug Residue Limits in Foods proposing an MRL for florfenicol.

Comments must be submitted by March 5, 2019. The proposed MRL will display in the Global MRL Database on January 5, 2019.

January 3, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Lambda-Cyhalothrin

Global MRL News January 3, 2019

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On January 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for lambda-cyhalothrin in celeries, fennel, and rice.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on January 4, 2019.

January 3, 2019

India Publishes MRL Amendment

Global MRL News January 3, 2019

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On January 3, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English language version of the amendment follows the Hindi language version) to the pesticide MRLs portion of the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011. 

MRL changes from this amendment will appear in the Global MRL Database next week.

January 3, 2019

China Amends MRLs

Global MRL News January 3, 2019

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On December 21, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs published national standard GB 2763.1-2018, amending MRLs for 43 pesticides in foods.

Amended MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

December 27, 2018

U.S. EPA Establishes Tolerance Exemption for Chlorate

Global MRL News December 27, 2018

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On December 26, the U.S. EPA established an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of chlorate in or on cantaloupe and tomato.

Objections and requests for hearing are due by February 25, 2019.

December 21, 2018

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinions on Captan

Global MRL News December 21, 2018

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On December 21, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for captan in cranberries and hops.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the Global MRL Database on December 22, 2018.

December 21, 2018

U.S. EPA Amends MRLs for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News December 21, 2018

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On December 21, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of mefenoxam and tolfenpyrad in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by February 19, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 22, 2018.

December 21, 2018

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News December 21, 2018

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On December 21, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by January 22, 2019. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on December 24, 2018.

December 20, 2018

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Pencycuron

Global MRL News December 20, 2018

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On December 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for pencycyron according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on December 21, 2018.

December 20, 2018

Malaysia Notifies WTO of Draft MRLs

Global MRL News December 20, 2018

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On December 17, Malaysia's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients.

Comments are due by February 15, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on December 21, 2018.

December 18, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Greece

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 18, 2018

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On December 18, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Greece.

 
The European Union’s food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

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

December 17, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Proposal M1016 – Call for Submissions

Global MRL News December 17, 2018

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On December 11, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1016 – Maximum Residue Limits (2018) documents:

The deadline for submissions to FSANZ is January 20, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will be in the Global MRL Database on December 19, 2018.

December 13, 2018

U.S. EPA Amends 6-Benzyladenine MRLs

Global MRL News December 13, 2018

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On December 13, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of 6-benzyladenine in or on various commodities.

Objections and request for hearing must be received by February 11, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 14, 2018.

December 7, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for the Czech Republic

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 7, 2018

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On December 7, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for the Czech Republic

The European Union’s food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the Czech Republic.

December 6, 2018

Japan Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News December 6, 2018

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On November 29, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for isopyrazam, etofenprox, fenpyroximate, mandestrobin, flumequine, mono- and bis- (trimethylammoniummethylene chloride)-alkyltoluene, and butylated hydroxyanisole. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by December 13, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 7, 2018.

December 5, 2018

New Zealand Amends MRLs

Global MRL News December 5, 2018

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On December 5, New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) published Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds, which is a consolidated MRL standard that includes amendments proposed in September 2018.

The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 6, 2018.

December 5, 2018

U.S. EPA Amends MRLs for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News December 5, 2018

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The U.S. EPA recently established tolerances for residues of oxytetracyclinebixafen, clomazone, bifenthrin, and dinotefuran in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by February 4, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 6, 2018.

December 5, 2018

Australia Publishes Gazette No. 24, Proposes and Amends MRLs

Global MRL News December 5, 2018

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On December 4, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 24 - 4 December 2018. Pages 24-28 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 33-34 lists amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by January 9, 2019. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on December 6, 2018.

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