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July 1, 2013
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On July 1, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance thiencarbazone-methyl.

July 1, 2013
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently established several MRLs.

On June 22, PMRA established the phenmedipham MRLs first proposed on March 26, 2013, under document PMRL2013-13.

On June 22, PMRA established the desmedipham MRLs first proposed on March 26, 2013, under document PMRL2013-12.

On June 22, PMRA established the sedaxane MRLs first proposed on March 26, 2013, under document PMRL2013-11.

These amendments have been added to www.mrldatabase.com.

June 27, 2013
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On June 27, 2013, Japan's pending tolerances on aldicarb, benfluralin, chlorantraniliprole, and hexazinone went into effect. A complete listing of Japan's MRLs is located here.

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

June 27, 2013
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On June 27, 2013, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published Proposed Maximum Residue Limit PMRL2013-42 announcing draft MRLs for the active ingredient cyantraniliprole. PMRA will accept comments submitted by September 10.

June 26, 2013
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published the following reports:

June 20: Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for dicloran according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

June 20: Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for propisochlor according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

June 21: Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of confirmatory data submitted for the active substance Copper (I), copper (II) variants namely copper hydroxide, copper oxychloride, tribasic copper sulfate, copper (I) oxide, Bordeaux mixture

June 24: Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for chitosan hydrochloride and the conclusions drawn by EFSA on the specific points raised

June 26: Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for diflufenican according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

June 26: Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for benfluralin according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

June 26: Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for propanil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

June 26: Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for flurprimidol according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

June 26: Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for imazamox according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

June 26, 2013
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On June 25, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published the following Proposed MRL documents:

PMRL2013-35 regarding fluazifop-butyl.

PMRL2013-36 regarding 1,3-dichloropropene.

PMRL2013-37 regarding metribuzin.

PMRL2013-38 regarding triticonazole.

PMRL2013-39 regarding hexazinone.

For each proposal, the final date for comments is September 8, 2013.

Relatedly, on June 25 PMRA also published a Proposed Registration Desicion regarding Bacillus subtilis strain GB03: PRD2013-14.  The final date for comments is August 10, 2013.

June 26, 2013
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On June 26, the US EPA published a technical correction in the US Federal Register regarding sulfoxaflor MRLs.

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

June 24, 2013
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Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently established several MRLs.

On June 15, PMRA established the fluazifop-butyl MRLs first proposed on March 18, 2013, under document PMRL2013-05.

On June 15, PMRA established the difenoconazole MRLs first proposed on March 18, 2013, under document PMRL2013-06.

On June 15, PMRA established the fluroxypyr-meptyl MRLs first proposed on March 18, 2013, under document PMRL2013-07.

On June 18, PMRA established the mesotrione MRLs first proposed on March 21, 2013, under document PMRL2013-08.

On June 18, PMRA established the tembotrione MRLs first proposed on March 21, 2013, under document PMRL2013-09.

On June 18, PMRA established the propiconazole MRLs first proposed on March 21, 2013, under document PMRL2013-10.

These amendments are currently being added to www.mrldatabase.com.

June 24, 2013
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On June 14, 2013, Health Canada notified the WTO of a proposal to amend the List of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for Veterinary Drugs in Foods (Proposed MRL 2013-1).

The final date for comments is August 18, 2013.

June 24, 2013
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On June 21, the US EPA published a final rule in the US Federal Register amending the MRL regulation for the active ingredient cyproconazole. Objections and requests for hearing must be received on or before August 20.

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

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