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July 17, 2019
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On July 16, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 14, 16 July 2019. Pages 25-27 of the gazette list amend MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 18, 2019. 

July 12, 2019
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On July 11, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1176 amending MRLs for 2,5-dichlorobenzoic acid methylester, mandipropamid and profoxydim in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from January 31, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes have been made in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

July 8, 2019
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On July 3, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2019-57 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including several pesticide MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment will be entered in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by July 11, 2019.

July 8, 2019
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On June 27, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0627 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes have been made to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

July 1, 2019
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The U.S. EPA recently established tolerances for residues of ethiprolefluopyram, mefentrifluconazole, and valifenalate in various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by August 27,2019 (ethiprole, mefentrifluconazole) and August 30, 2019 (fluopyram, valifenalate). The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 2, 2019.

June 25, 2019
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On June 18, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an updated version of its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 26, 2019.

June 25, 2019
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On June 21, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1015 amending MRLs for aminopyralid, captan, cyazofamid, flutianil, kresoxim-methyl, lambda-cyhalothrin, mandipropamid, pyraclostrobin, spiromesifen, spirotetramat, teflubenzuron, and tetraconazole in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will go into effect on July 11, 2019. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database starting June 26, 2019.

June 24, 2019
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On June 24, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of trifloxystrobin in or on tea (dried and instant).

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by August 23, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 25, 2019.

June 17, 2019
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On June 17, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/973 amending MRLs for bispyribac, denatonium benzoate, fenoxycarb, flurochloridone, quizalofop-P-ethyl, quizalofop-P-tefuryl, propaquizafop, tebufenozide in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will go into effect on January 4, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database starting June 18, 2019.

June 12, 2019
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On June 12, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for dithianon.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 13, 2019.

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