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May 23, 2019
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On May 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published an evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for bentazone. 

Proposed MRLs from this evaluation have been entered in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and can be viewed as of May 23, 2019.

May 22, 2019
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On May 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for clethodim 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 May 23, 2019.

May 21, 2019
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On May 21, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 10, 21 May 2019. Pages 22-23 of the gazette list proposed MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal MRL Databases on May 22, 2019.

May 16, 2019
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On May 16, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1016 – Maximum Residue Limits (2018) documents:

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) has been notified of FSANZ's decision and, if the Forum does not issue a request for review, the MRLs will go into effect upon gazettal. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.
May 10, 2019
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On May 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for fludioxonil in Florence fennels and a statement on the proposed temporary MRL for chlormequat in oyster mushrooms.

Proposed MRLs from these EFSA documents will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 11, 2019.

May 9, 2019
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On May 9, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by June 10, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 10, 2019.

May 6, 2019
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On May 3, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed to revoke all currently established MRLs for ferbam, ziram, and thiram.

Comments on proposed revocations must be received by July 17, 2019. The proposed revocations will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database later this week.

April 26, 2019
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On April 25, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a draft standards for pesticide residue limits in foods, proposing MRLs for multiple active ingredients on various commodities. 

Comments must be submitted by June 24, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs can be viewed in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

April 23, 2019
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On April 23, Europe's Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) published an adopted opinion recommending that no MRL is required for bambermycin in rabbit.

Based on the CVMP opinion, the European Commission will adopt a legally binding Regulation establishing the MRLs for the substance. Applicants may request re-examination of any CVMP opinion within 15 days of its publication.

The proposed exemption from an MRL from the summary opinion will display in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on April 24, 2019.

April 19, 2019
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On April 19, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by May 20, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

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