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July 7, 2017

On July 7, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a technical report on the outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant, and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for metsulfuron-methyl in light of confirmatory data.

The European Union's current metsulfuron-methyl MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

July 5, 2016
May 31, 2016

On May 31, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes for the following active ingredients (in Portuguese): thiophanate-methylflumioxazinfosetyl, Bacillus firmustrifloxystrobin, Pasteuria nishizawaeS-metolachlorspinetoramcyproconazoleprohexadione-calciumMelaleuca alternifolia, fluazinam, lufenuron, diflubenzuron, atrazine, chlorothalonil, imazethapyr, azoxystrobin, difenoconazole, tebuconazole, metsulfuron-methyl, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, zeta-cypermethrin, imibenconazole, bifenthrin, and etofenprox.

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by June 26, 2016. Relevant proposed MRLs will show in the Global MRL Database by Thursday.

June 11, 2014

On June 11, the European Union (EU) published MRL amendment Commission Regulation (EU) No 617/2014 in the EU Official Journal. This regulation includes MRLs for ethoxysulfuron, metsulfuron-methyl, nicosulfuron, prosulfuron, rimsulfuron, sulfosulfuron and thifensulfuron-methyl in or on certain products.

Further details, including MRL tables, may be found via the linked Official Journal document. MRLs in this regulation will apply starting January 2, 2015, and relevant regulatory changes will appear in at that time.

December 19, 2013

The European Union recently notified the WTO of draft MRLs for the active ingredients ethoxysulfuron, metsulfuron-methyl, nicosulfuron, prosulfuron, rimsulfuron, sulfosulfuron and thifensulfuron-methyl.

The EU is proposing to adopt these changes in May 2014. Comments are due by February 17, 2014.

December 2, 2013

On December 2, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published EFSA supporting publication 2013:EN-511, a set of case studies for the application of the guidance of EFSA on submission of scientific peer-reviewed open literature for the approval of pesticide active substances under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.

The case studies concerned metalaxyl-M, metsulfuron-methyl, and thifensulfuron-methyl, which all currently have dossiers submitted under Regulation (EU) No 1141/2010.

July 8, 2013

On July 2, 2013, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published changes to Standard 1.4.2, Australia's maximum residue limit regulation.

Changes were made for the following active ingredients: bifenazate, cyflufenamid, dimethoate, fluazifop-butyl, fluazinam, fludioxonil, flutriafol, metalaxyl, metsulfuron-methyl, pyraclostrobin, spirotetramat, terbuthylazine, and triclopyr.

Relevant changes will appear in tomorrow.

April 23, 2013

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) recently published Gazette No. 8 - 23 April 2013.  Included in the Gazette is a proposal to amend Australia's MRL standard affecting the following active ingredients: cyflufenamid, bifenazate, dimethoate, fluazinam, fludioxonil, pyraclostrobin, spirotetramat, terbuthylazine, fluazifop-butyl, flutriafol, metsulfuron-methyl, and triclopyr. Comments may be submitted to APVMA by May 21.

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