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May 23, 2019
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On May 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published an evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for bentazone. 

Proposed MRLs from this evaluation have been entered in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and can be viewed as of May 23, 2019.

May 22, 2019
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On May 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for clethodim 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 May 23, 2019.

May 21, 2019
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On May 21, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 10, 21 May 2019. Pages 22-23 of the gazette list proposed MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal MRL Databases on May 22, 2019.

May 20, 2019
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On May 20, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Macau
 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.
 

The BCGlobal MRL Databases for veterinary drugs currently display relevant established and proposed information for Macau.

May 16, 2019
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On May 16, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1016 – Maximum Residue Limits (2018) documents:

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) has been notified of FSANZ's decision and, if the Forum does not issue a request for review, the MRLs will go into effect upon gazettal. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.
May 16, 2019
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On May 10, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare amended its Method of Test for Pesticide Residues in Foods - Multiresidue Analysis (link in Chinese).

Amended limits of quantitation can be viewed in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

May 15, 2019
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On May 13, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for penflufen, aviglycine, difenoconazole, and penthiopyrad.

Individual changes can be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 16, 2019.

May 10, 2019
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On May 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for fludioxonil in Florence fennels and a statement on the proposed temporary MRL for chlormequat in oyster mushrooms.

Proposed MRLs from these EFSA documents will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 11, 2019.

May 9, 2019
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On May 9, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by June 10, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 10, 2019.

May 8, 2019
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On May 8, the U.S. EPA established new tolerances for residues of cyflufenamid.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by July 8, 2019. Amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 9, 2019.

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