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November 12, 2019
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On October 30, Denmark's Høringsportalen posted a draft MRL amendment under consideration by the European Union's Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed. The draft amendment, SANTE/12090/2019, includes proposed MRLs for cyantraniliprole, cyazofamide, cyprodinil, fenpyroximate, fludioxonil, fluxapyroxad, imazalil, isofetamide, kresoxim-methyl, lufenuron, mandipropamide, pyriofenone, pyriproxyfen, propamocarb hydrochloride, pyraclostrobin, and spinetoram.  

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 13, 2019. 

October 30, 2019
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On October 30, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a revised reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for glyphosate 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 October 31, 2019.

October 30, 2019
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On October 29, the European Union published the following Commission Regulations amending MRLs for active substances in or on certain products:

  • Reg. (EU) 2019/1791 - 1-decanol, 2,4-D, ABE-IT 56, cyprodinil, dimethenamid, fatty alcohols, florpyrauxifen-benzyl, fludioxonil, fluopyram, mepiquat, pendimethalin, picolinafen, pyraflufen-ethyl, pyridaben, S-abscisic acid, and trifloxystrobin
  • Reg. (EU) 2019/1792 - amitrole, fipronil, flupyrsulfuron-methyl, imazosulfuron, isoproturon, orthosulfamuron, and triasulfuron

Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 31, 2019.

October 30, 2019
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On October 30, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published two scientific opinions, on the re-evaluation of benzyl alcohol (E 1519) and of sulphuric acid and its sodium, potassium, calcium and ammonium salts (E 513, 514 (i), 514 (ii), 515 (i), 515 (ii), 516 and 517) as food additives. 

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

October 15, 2019
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On October 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for pyraclostrobin in sweet corn and on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 review of cymoxanil and metazachlor.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 16, 2019.

September 27, 2019
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On September 26, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1582 amending MRLs for imazalil in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from April 16, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 28, 2019.

September 23, 2019
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On September 23, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for benalaxyl-M according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. 

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 24, 2019.

September 18, 2019
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On September 17, the European Union notified the WTO of the following MRL proposals:

  • G/SPS/N/EU/347: Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for myclobutanil, napropamide and sintofen in or on certain products.
  • G/SPS/N/EU/348: Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chromafenozide, fluometuron, pencycuron, sedaxane, tau-fluvalinate and triazoxide in or on certain products.

The proposed MRLs from these WTO notifications will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 19, 2019.

September 17, 2019
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On September 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for fludioxonil in rhubarbs and on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 review of fludioxonil and fluroxypyr.

The proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 18, 2019.

September 17, 2019
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On September 17, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1559 amending MRLs for cyflufenamid, fenbuconazole, fluquinconazole, and tembotrione in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from April 7, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 18, 2019.

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