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July 1, 2019
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On June 28, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by July 29, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 2, 2019.

June 26, 2019
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On June 14, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for amisulbrom, cyenopyrafen, cymoxanil, zoxamide, furametpyr, fluazinam, and gentamicin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by June 27, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database.

June 26, 2019
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Recently, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing monograph changes for prohexadione-calcium, quizalofop-P-ethyl, teflubenzuron, flupyradifurone, and alpha-cypermethrin (links in Portuguese).

Comments on prohexadione-calcium must be received by August 19, 2019. Comments on quizalofop-P-ethyl, teflubenzuron, flupyradifurone, and alpha-cypermethrin must be received by August 26, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 27, 2019.

June 24, 2019
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published JMPR 2019 May Extraordinary: Summary Report, recommending MRLs that will be considered at the 2020 CCPR meeting to be held March 30 - April 4, 2020.

The Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) is the scientific committee that reviews MRL submissions to Codex and proposes new and revised MRLs for the CCPR to consider at its annual meeting.

Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

June 24, 2019
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On June 20, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an Administrative Assessment Report for Application A1181 concerning the proposed amendment of the current Schedule 20 MRL for imazapyr in barley. An Executive Summary was also published with the report. 

The proposed MRL will be available in the BCGlobal MRL Databases on June 25, 2019.

June 24, 2019
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On June 19, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs notified the WTO of proposed MRLs. The draft standard includes 390 MRLs for 125 pesticides previously announced by the Ministry for domestic consultation in 2018.

Comments are due by August 18, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database over the next few weeks, following translation and further analysis.

June 24, 2019
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On May 24, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs 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 June 25, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

June 11, 2019
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On June 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for emamectin in kiwi and peaches.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 12, 2019.

June 10, 2019
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On June 7, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by July 8, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 11, 2019.

June 10, 2019
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On June 7, New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries published Proposals to Amend the Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds Food Notice December 2018. The proposal includes draft pesticide and veterinary drug MRLs.

Comments on these proposed MRLs must be received by August 6, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal MRL Databases by June 14, 2019.

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