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July 30, 2020
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On July 29, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for difenoconazole, emamectin benzoate, glufosinate-ammonium, pyripoxyfen, flutriafol, haloxyfop-p-methyl and flupyradifurone.

Comments are due by September 26, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 30, 2020
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On July 30, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of a pesticide petition to revoke all tolerances for residues of the neonicotinoid pesticides acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam.

Comments must be received by August 31, 2020. The proposed revocations will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 30, 2020
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On July 28, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Amendment No. 193, varying Australia's Schedule 20 to include MRLs from Proposal M1017 – Maximum Residue Limits (2019).

Amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 30, 2020
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On July 27, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification and setting of MRLs for mefentrifluconazole in various crops.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 30, 2020
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On July 30, the European Union published corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1085 changing the date of application for amended chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl MRLs to November 13, 2020.

The corrected date of application will display for these pending MRLs in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 29, 2020
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On July 29, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for triflumezopyrim, myclobutanil, and pyroxsulam.

Comments are due by October 12, 2020. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 29, 2020
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On July 14, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0714 No. 1 affecting several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes should appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database by July 30, 2020.

July 28, 2020
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Recently, New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries published Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice - July 2020. The proposal includes draft pesticide MRLs and was also notified to the WTO.

Domestic comments are due by September 20, 2020 and international comments are due by September 25, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 29, 2020.

July 28, 2020
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China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs recently notified the WTO of proposed MRLs. The draft standard includes proposed pesticide MRLs previously announced by the Ministry for domestic consultation in 2018 and 2019.

Comments are due by September 13, 2020. Proposed MRLs from this WTO notification are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

July 27, 2020
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On July 27, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a proposal (in Korean) to amend the Food Additives Code. Comments are due by September 25, 2020.

Korea's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

 

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