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April 2, 2020
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On March 31, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0331 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes should appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database on April 8, 2020.

April 2, 2020
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On April 1, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for imazethapyr, deltamethrin, abamectin, boscalid, baculovirus spodoptera frugiperda, picloram, pendimethalin, thiamethoxam, lufenuron, paclobutrazolepyroxasulfone, aviglycine, butralin, disulfoton, flufenpyr, ioxynil octanoate, tetradifon, and phenothiol. (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by May 30, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 3, 2020.

March 31, 2020
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On March 31, Malaysia's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of a draft MRL amendment, initially published in January 2020, to the Sixteenth Schedule of the Food Regulations 1985.

Comments are due by May 30, 2020. The relevant proposed MRLs are already available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

March 24, 2020
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On March 24, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for malathion and prometryn.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 25, 2020.

March 23, 2020
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On March 23, the European Union notified the WTO of the following MRL proposal:

  • G/SPS/N/EU/379: Draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for bupirimate, carfentrazone-ethyl, emamectin, ethirimol, and pyriofenone in or on certain products.
The proposed MRLs from this WTO notification will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 25, 2020.
March 23, 2020
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On March 23, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for chlorfenapyr and clopyralid.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 24, 2020.

March 20, 2020
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On March 20, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for clopyralid and dimethomorph.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 21, 2020.

March 20, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for the Netherlands.

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 Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for the Netherlands.

March 12, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Libya.

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 Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Libya.

March 11, 2020
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On March 4, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs opened a public consultation (in Chinese) on draft MRLs for zeranol, trenbolone acetate, and melengestrol acetate in or on cattle muscle.

Comments were due by March 6, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database on March 12, 2020.

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