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May 10, 2019
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On May 6, the U.S. EPA announced its receipt of a pesticide petition to modify the tolerance for glyphosate in oats.

Comments must be received by June 5, 2019. The MRL from this proposal will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 11, 2019.

October 25, 2018
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On October 25, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Austria.

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

 
The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Austria.

May 16, 2017
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On May 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following reasoned opinions on bromadiolone and tau-fluvalinate:

Relevant proposed MRLs from these opinions are currently displaying in the Global MRL Database.

January 18, 2017
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On January 16, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened a public consultation on the active substance indoxacarb. Comments on the rapporteur Member State's assessment reports must be sent to EFSA by March 18, 2017.

The European Union's current indoxacarb MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

December 3, 2016
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The list of commodities available in the Global MRL Database has recently been expanded to include 74 additional aquaculture commodities.

Users can now subscribe to view MRLs for the aquaculture commodities linked above. Please contact us for subscription information.

December 2, 2016
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The list of commodities available in the Global MRL Database has recently been expanded.

Users can now subscribe to view MRLs for the following commodities:

  • Endive (escarole), baby leaf
  • Lettuce, baby leaf
  • Mustard greens, baby leaf
  • Spinach, baby leaf
  • Swiss chard, baby leaf
  • Stevia

Please contact us for subscription information.

November 7, 2016
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On November 4, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened a public consultation on the active substance etoxazole. Comments on the rapporteur Member State’s assessment report must be sent to EFSA by January 4, 2017.

The European Union's currently established etoxazole MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database

October 10, 2016
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Matt Lantz, BCI Vice President for Global Access, was invited to speak at an upcoming WTO SPS Workshop on Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs).  Matt’s name was put forward by the U.S. government as he, and BCI more generally, are recognized leaders on MRL policies and their impact on agricultural production and trade.  The workshop will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on October 24 and 25.  Specifically, Matt was asked to speak about on The Role of the Private Sector in the Establishment and Implementation of MRLs.  Other topics to be covered over the two days include approaches to establishing MRLs, compliance and implementation, risk assessment, and more.

September 22, 2016
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On September 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opened a public consultation on the active substance zoxamide. Comments on the rapporteur Member State’s assessment reports must be sent to EFSA by November 22, 2016.

The European Union's currently established zoxamide MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

August 30, 2016
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On August 30, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published conclusions on the peer reviews of the pesticide risk assessments of the active substances flazasulfuron and carfentrazone-ethyl.

The European Union's current flazasulfuron and carfentrazone-ethyl MRLs display in the Global MRL Database.

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