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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.

June 6, 2019
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On June 6, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of penthiopyrad in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by August 5, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 7, 2019.

June 6, 2019
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On May 22, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing monograph changes for atrazine, mesotrione, laminarin, dinotefuran, fluopyram, bifenthrin, acetamiprid, etofenprox, lambda-cyhalothrin, flutriafol, and pyriproxyfen (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposed revisions must be received by July 20, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 7, 2019.

June 4, 2019
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On May 30, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Draft of Standards for Veterinary Drug Residue Limits in Foods proposing MRLs for fluralaner (links in Chinese).

Comments must be submitted by July 29, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on June 5, 2019.

June 4, 2019
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On June 3, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for cyazofamid.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 5, 2019.

June 4, 2019
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On June 4, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for pyriofenone according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 5, 2019.

June 3, 2019
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On June 3, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for acibenzolar-S-methyl in hazelnuts.

The proposed MRL from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 4, 2019.

June 3, 2019
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On May 28, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for florpyrauxifen-benzyl, Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, metiram, methoxyfenozide, metominostrobin, etofenprox, spinetoram, fenpropimorph, fluroxypyr-meptyl, famoxadone, azoxystrobin, cymoxanil, chlorfenapyr, Cordyceps fumosorosea, difenoconazole, Purpureocillium lilacinumReynoutria sachalinensis, and tebuconazole.

Updated MRLs for metiram, methoxyfenozide, metominostrobin, etofenprox, spinetoram, fenpropimorph, fluroxypyr-meptyl, famoxadone, azoxystrobin, cymoxanil, chlorfenapyr, difenoconazole, Reynoutria sachalinensis, and tebuconazole will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 4, 2019. Amendments for florpyrauxifen-benzyl, Heterorhabditis bacteriophoraCordyceps fumosorosea, and Purpureocillium lilacinum will be made after their respective monographs have been posted.

May 30, 2019
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On May 30, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0530 No. 2 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 31, 2019.

May 30, 2019
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On May 30, the U.S. EPA established a new pyriofenone tolerance.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by July 29, 2019. The newly established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 31, 2019.

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