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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 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.

May 7, 2019
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On May 7, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 9, 7 May 2019. Pages 22-24 of the gazette list amended MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 8, 2019.

May 1, 2019
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On May 1, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of bentazon in or on Pea, dry, seed.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by July 1, 2019. The amended MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database later this week.

April 29, 2019
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On April 26, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2019-31 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including numerous MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment will be entered in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by May 3, 2019.

April 18, 2019
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On April 18, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for abamectin, diafenthiuron, mancozeb, metalaxyl-M, pyriproxyfen, tebuconazole, and thiamethoxam (links in Portuguese).

MRL changes from these amendments are currently displaying in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

April 11, 2019
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On April 11, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of fenazaquin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 10, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database later this week.

April 8, 2019
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On April 8, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of flonicamid in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 7, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database later this week.

April 5, 2019
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On April 5, the European Union published Commission Regulation 2019/552 amending MRLs for azoxystrobin, bicyclopyrone, chlormequat, cyprodinil, difenoconazole, fenpropimorph, fenpyroximate, fluopyram, fosetyl, isoprothiolane, isopyrazam, oxamyl, prothioconazole, spinetoram, trifloxystrobin and triflumezopyrim in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will go into effect on April 25, 2019. Relevant pending MRL changes will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

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