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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 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.

May 29, 2019
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On May 29, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fosetyl/phosphonic acid for potatoes and wheat.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion are now available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

May 23, 2019
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On May 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published an evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for bentazone. 

Proposed MRLs from this evaluation have been entered in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and can be viewed as of May 23, 2019.

May 22, 2019
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On May 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for clethodim 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 May 23, 2019.

May 21, 2019
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On May 21, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 10, 21 May 2019. Pages 22-23 of the gazette list proposed MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal MRL Databases on May 22, 2019.

May 16, 2019
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On May 16, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1016 – Maximum Residue Limits (2018) documents:

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) has been notified of FSANZ's decision and, if the Forum does not issue a request for review, the MRLs will go into effect upon gazettal. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.
May 10, 2019
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On May 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for fludioxonil in Florence fennels and a statement on the proposed temporary MRL for chlormequat in oyster mushrooms.

Proposed MRLs from these EFSA documents will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 11, 2019.

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