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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 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 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.

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 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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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.

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