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November 21, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Hymexazol

Global MRL News 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

Canada Establishes Flumioxazin and Fluroxypyr-meptyl MRLs

Global MRL News November 20, 2019

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On November 19, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for flumioxazin in hops, flumioxazin in animal commodities, and fluroxypyr-meptyl in triticale.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 21, 2019.

November 20, 2019

Codex Publishes 2019 JECFA Meeting Summary and Conclusions

Global MRL News 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

Australia Publishes Gazette No. 23, Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News 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

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinions on Bifenthrin and Boscalid

Global MRL News 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 18, 2019

Canada Establishes Cypermethrin and Flutolanil MRLs

Global MRL News November 18, 2019

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On November 15, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for cypermethrin and flutolanil.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 19, 2019.

November 15, 2019

EU Amends MRL for Diflubenzuron

Global MRL News November 15, 2019

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On November 11, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1881 amending an MRL for diflubenzuron.

The amended MRL is currently available in the BCGlobal Veterinary Drug MRL Database.

November 14, 2019

Brazil Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News 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

Brazil Revises Pesticide Monographs

Global MRL News November 12, 2019

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This week, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for glyphosate, dicamba, potassium bicarbonate, thiodicarb, ethiprole, lufenuron, carboxin, thiram, chlorothalonil, trifluralin, cyproconazole, glufosinate, and fipronil (links in Portuguese).

Updated MRLs from these amendments will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by October 14, 2019.

November 12, 2019

EU Proposes Draft MRLs for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News 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

Australia Proposes MRLs for Flubendazole and Fluralaner

Global MRL News 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 11, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Section 18 Tolerance

Global MRL News November 11, 2019

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On November 12, the U.S. EPA established a Section 18 tolerance for residues of propyzamide in cranberry.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 13, 2020. The established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 12, 2019.

November 11, 2019

Taiwan Amends MRL Standards

Global MRL News November 11, 2019

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On November 6, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published updated versions of its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods and Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Animal Products

Relevant amended MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database

November 11, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Tebuconazole MRLs

Global MRL News November 11, 2019

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On November 12, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of tebuconazole in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January 13, 2020. The established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 12, 2019.

November 7, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Section 18 Tolerance

Global MRL News November 7, 2019

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On November 7, the U.S. EPA established a Section 18 tolerance for residues of dinotefuran in kiwifruit, fuzzy.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by January, 2020. The established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 7, 2019.

November 4, 2019

China Publishes Draft MRLs for Numerous Pesticides

Global MRL News 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 4, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Isotianil MRL

Global MRL News November 4, 2019

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On November 1, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of isotianil in or on banana.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 31, 2019. The established MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on November 5, 2019.

November 1, 2019

Japan Amends MRLs

Global MRL News November 1, 2019

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On October 31, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 1031 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

November 1, 2019

Codex Publishes 2019 JMPR Meeting Summary Report

Global MRL News 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

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Glyphosate

Global MRL News 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.

October 30, 2019

EU Amends MRLs

Global MRL News October 30, 2019

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On October 29, the European Union published the following Commission Regulations amending MRLs for active substances in or on certain products:

  • Reg. (EU) 2019/1791 - 1-decanol, 2,4-D, ABE-IT 56, cyprodinil, dimethenamid, fatty alcohols, florpyrauxifen-benzyl, fludioxonil, fluopyram, mepiquat, pendimethalin, picolinafen, pyraflufen-ethyl, pyridaben, S-abscisic acid, and trifloxystrobin
  • Reg. (EU) 2019/1792 - amitrole, fipronil, flupyrsulfuron-methyl, imazosulfuron, isoproturon, orthosulfamuron, and triasulfuron

Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 31, 2019.

October 30, 2019

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News October 30, 2019

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On October 28, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by November 27, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 31, 2019.

October 30, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes MRLs for Multiple Pesticides

Global MRL News October 30, 2019

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The U.S. EPA recently established tolerances for residues of fenbuconazole, pendimethalin, sulfoxaflor, and mandipropamid in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 24, 2019 (fenbuconazole, pendimethalin, sulfoxaflor) and December 27, 2019 (mandipropamid). The established MRLs are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

October 24, 2019

Australia Publishes Special Gazette on 2,4-D

Global MRL News October 24, 2019

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On October 24, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published a Special Gazette on 2,4-D. Proposed MRLs are listed on page 14.

Comments must be submitted to the APVMA by January 31, 2020. Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 25. 

October 23, 2019

Brazil Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News October 23, 2019

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On October 23, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for mancozeb, cyproconazole, and gibberellic acid (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by December 21, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 24, 2019.

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