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December 9, 2013
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On December 9, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Review of the existing MRLs for fluroxypyr.

December 6, 2013
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On November 29, the US EPA established MRLs for quinclorac.

Objections and requests for hearings for these changes must be received on or before January 28, 2014.

Relevant changes have been made www.mrldatabase.com.

December 6, 2013
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Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) recently established and revised tolerances for over 70 active ingredients. Changes can be found in Korea's MRL database (link in Korean).

Relevant changes have been made to www.mrldatabase.com.

December 6, 2013
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Brazil's Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA) recently established tolerances for alpha-cypermethrin and acetamiprid (links in Portuguese) on rice.

Relevant updates have been made to www.mrldatabase.com.

December 6, 2013
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On December 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRLs for pyriproxyfen in stone fruits and tea.

December 3, 2013
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On December 3, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 24. Within this Gazette is a proposal to amend Australia's international MRL list, and a separate amendment to Australia's international MRL list.

The proposal to amend Standard 1.4.2 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (FSANZ) contains MRLs for the following: bifenazate, chlorthal-dimethyl, cyantraniliprole, emamectin, etoxazole, fluazifop-p-butyl, fosetyl, imidacloprid, propyzamide, sethoxydim, and tebuconazole.

The amendment to Standard 1.4.2 of FSANZ establishes animal products and rapeseed MRLs for emamectin.

Relevant changes will be made in www.mrldatabase.com tomorrow.

December 2, 2013
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On December 2, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published EFSA supporting publication 2013:EN-511, a set of case studies for the application of the guidance of EFSA on submission of scientific peer-reviewed open literature for the approval of pesticide active substances under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.

The case studies concerned metalaxyl-M, metsulfuron-methyl, and thifensulfuron-methyl, which all currently have dossiers submitted under Regulation (EU) No 1141/2010.

November 27, 2013
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On November 27, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Modification of the existing MRLs for dicamba in herbs and certain herbal infusions.

November 27, 2013
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On November 27, 2013, the US EPA published a notice of applications received for new and revised MRLs. One pesticide petition was submitted for fluxapyroxad. Comments must be received on or before December 27, 2013.

November 27, 2013
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On November 27, the US EPA established MRLs for metaldehyde and etofenprox.

Objections and requests for hearings for these changes must be received on or before January 27, 2014.

Relevant changes will appear in www.mrldatabase.com tomorrow.

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