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November 15, 2018
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On November 15, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of azoxystrobin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 14, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 16, 2018.

November 14, 2018
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On November 14, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for amisulbrom, mandestrobin, and isopyrazam in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through January 28, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 15, 2018.

November 12, 2018
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On November 12, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of cyantraniliprole in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 14, 2019. The amended MRLs are effective on November 13, 2018 and will be available in the Global MRL Database the following day.

November 12, 2018
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On November 9, Denmark's Høringsportalen posted draft MRL amendments under consideration by the European Union's Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed. These include:

  • SANTE/11195/2018: clothianidin, cycloxydim, epoxiconazole, flonicamide, haloxyfop, mandestrobin, mepiquat, Metschnikowia fructicola NRRL Y-27328, and prohexadione.
  • SANTE/11196/2018: azoxystrobin, bicyclopyrone, chlormequat, cyprodinil, difenoconazole, fenpropimorph, fenpyroximate, fluopyram, fosethyl, isoprothiolan, isopyrazam, oxamyl, prothioconazole, spinetoram, trifloxystrobin, and triflumezopyrim.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 13, 2018.

November 12, 2018
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On November 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinion on the setting of import tolerances for teflubenzuron in grapefruits, mandarins, and broccoli.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the Global MRL Database on November 13, 2018.

November 9, 2018
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On October 30, China's Ministry of Agriculture initiated a public consultation on draft MRL amendments to its National Food Safety Standards in Food. Proposed amendments (in Chinese) include:

Comments are due by November 30, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 10, 2018.

November 8, 2018
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On November 8, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed to amend MRLs for kresoxim-methyl and discontinued agricultural pest control products in or on various commodities.

PMRA will accept comments on the proposed MRLs through January 22, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 9, 2018.

November 6, 2018
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On November 6, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 22 - 6 November 2018. Pages 22-24 of the gazette list draft MRLs and page 29-30 lists amendments to MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to the APVMA by December 4, 2018. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on November 7, 2018.

November 6, 2018
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On October 5, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for fludioxonil in or on beet, sugar, roots.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 7, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on November 7, 2018.

November 6, 2018
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On October 25, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for difenoconazole, spirotetramat, tetraconazole, triforine, flutriafol, flupyrimin, and fenitrothion. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by November 8, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

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