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January 11, 2021
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On January 11, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for bentazone in beans and peas with and without pods.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on January 12, 2021.

January 7, 2021
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database by January 8, 2021.

January 6, 2021
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On December 23, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Advance Notice 2020-577 and Advance Notice 2020-578 (in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including numerous MRL changes.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by January 8, 2021. 

December 22, 2020
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On December 21, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by January 20, 2021. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database from December 23, 2020.

December 16, 2020
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On December 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the focused assessment of certain existing MRLs of concern for methoxyfenozide. 

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 17, 2020.

December 14, 2020
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On November 24, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs initiated a public consultation on Draft National Food Safety Standard on MRLs for 75 Pesticides in Food (links in Chinese), a draft MRL amendment to its National Food Safety Standards in Food. 

Comments are due by December 23, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

December 11, 2020
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On December 11, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for azoxystrobin and fluroxypyr-meptyl.

Comments are due by February 24, 2021. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 12, 2020.

December 8, 2020
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On December 8, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review and setting of an import tolerance for flutriafol in cucurbits (inedible peel).;

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 13, 2020.

December 8, 2020
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On December 8, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for ethalfluralin and ethaboxam.

Comments are due by February 21, 2021. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 9, 2020.

December 7, 2020
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On December 4, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for quinoxyfen.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on December 8, 2020.

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