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November 12, 2019
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This week, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for glyphosate, dicamba, potassium bicarbonate, thiodicarb, ethiprole, lufenuron, carboxin, thiram, chlorothalonil, trifluralin, cyproconazole, glufosinate, and fipronil (links in Portuguese).

Updated MRLs from these amendments will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by October 14, 2019.

November 11, 2019
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On November 12, the U.S. EPA established a Section 18 tolerance for residues of propyzamide in cranberry.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 13, 2020. The established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 12, 2019.

November 11, 2019
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On November 6, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published updated versions of its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods and Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Animal Products

Relevant amended MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database

November 11, 2019
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On November 12, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of tebuconazole in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 13, 2020. The established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 12, 2019.

November 7, 2019
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On November 7, the U.S. EPA established a Section 18 tolerance for residues of dinotefuran in kiwifruit, fuzzy.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January, 2020. The established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 7, 2019.

November 4, 2019
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On November 1, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of isotianil in or on banana.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 31, 2019. The established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 5, 2019.

November 1, 2019
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On October 31, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 1031 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

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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The U.S. EPA recently established tolerances for residues of fenbuconazole, pendimethalin, sulfoxaflor, and mandipropamid in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 24, 2019 (fenbuconazole, pendimethalin, sulfoxaflor) and December 27, 2019 (mandipropamid). The established MRLs are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

October 17, 2019
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On October 14, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2019-89 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including numerous pesticide and veterinary drug MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment have been entered into the BCGlobal Pesticide and Vet Drug MRL Databases.

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