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November 21, 2019
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On November 21, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for hymexazol 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 November 22, 2019.

November 20, 2019
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published JECFA 2019 October Meeting: Summary and Conclusion, recommending MRLs that will be considered at the 2020 Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) meeting to be held May 25-29, 2020, in the United States.

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) is the scientific committee that reviews veterinary drug MRL submissions to Codex and proposes new and revised MRLs for the CCRVDF to consider at its biennial meeting.

Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on November 21, 2019.

November 20, 2019
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On November 19, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 23, 19 November 2019. Pages 36-37 of the gazette list draft MRLs.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 9, 2019.

November 18, 2019
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On November 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for bifenazate and boscalid.

The proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 19, 2019.

November 14, 2019
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On November 13, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for mancozeb, thifluzamide, Amblyseius tamatavensis, glufosinate, fenpropathrin, copper compounds, cyantraniliprole, bifenthrin, sulfur, and acetamiprid (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by January 11, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 15, 2019.

November 12, 2019
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On October 30, Denmark's Høringsportalen posted a draft MRL amendment under consideration by the European Union's Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed. The draft amendment, SANTE/12090/2019, includes proposed MRLs for cyantraniliprole, cyazofamide, cyprodinil, fenpyroximate, fludioxonil, fluxapyroxad, imazalil, isofetamide, kresoxim-methyl, lufenuron, mandipropamide, pyriofenone, pyriproxyfen, propamocarb hydrochloride, pyraclostrobin, and spinetoram.  

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

November 12, 2019
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On November 7, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published trade advise notices concerning flubendazole and fluralaner in or on various commodities.

Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on November 13, 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 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.

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