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November 4, 2019
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On October 16, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs initiated a public consultation on draft MRL amendments to its National Food Safety Standards in Food. Proposed amendments (in Chinese) include:

Draft MRLs for 72 pesticides in food

Comments are due by November 16, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

November 1, 2019
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published JMPR 2019 September Meeting: Summary Report, recommending MRLs that will be considered at the 2020 CCPR meeting to be held March 30 - April 4, 2020, in Guangzhou, China.

The Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) is the scientific committee that reviews MRL submissions to Codex and proposes new and revised MRLs for the CCPR to consider at its annual meeting.

Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

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 28, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by November 27, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 31, 2019.

October 24, 2019
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On October 24, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published a Special Gazette on 2,4-D. Proposed MRLs are listed on page 14.

Comments must be submitted to the APVMA by January 31, 2020. Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 25. 

October 23, 2019
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On October 23, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for mancozeb, cyproconazole, and gibberellic acid (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by December 21, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 24, 2019.

October 22, 2019
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On October 16, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published a trade advice notice on pyrimethanil in the product Campbell ecoFOG-160 PYR Fungicide for use on apples and pears, which includes proposed MRLs.

Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 23. 
 

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.

October 14, 2019
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On October 11, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for penflufen and a conclusion on the peer review of pydiflumetofen.

The proposed MRLs from these EFSA documents will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 15, 2019.

October 14, 2019
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On October 3, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published a trade advice notice on the variation of lasalocid MRLs for poultry.

Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on October 15, 2019.

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