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August 7, 2020

Japan Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News August 7, 2020

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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 8, 2020.

August 6, 2020

Malaysia Amends MRLs

Global MRL News August 6, 2020

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Recently, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published Food (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 affecting several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 7, 2020. 

August 6, 2020

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News August 6, 2020

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On August 5, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by September 4, 2020. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 7, 2020.

August 5, 2020

Argentina Updates MRL List

Global MRL News August 5, 2020

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Argentina recently published an updated July 2020 version of its MRL list associated with Resolution 934/2010.

Relevant MRL changes from the updated MRL list will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2020.

August 4, 2020

Canada Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News August 4, 2020

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On August 4, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for pendimethalincyclaniliprole, and propamocarb hydrochloride.

Comments are due by October 17, 2020 for pendimethalin and cyclaniliprole. Comments are due by October 18, 2020 for propamocarb hydrochloride. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2020.

August 3, 2020

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Draft MRLs

Global MRL News August 3, 2020

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On July 30, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a draft standard for pesticide residue limits in animal products.

Comments must be submitted by September 28, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs can be viewed in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 4, 2020.

August 3, 2020

EFSA Publishes Acrinathrin and 6-benzyladenine Reasoned Opinions

Global MRL News August 3, 2020

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On July 29, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification and review of the existing MRLs for acrinathrin and 6-benzyladenine.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 4, 2020.

August 3, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News August 3, 2020

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including the Central American Customs Union. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

July 31, 2020

U.S. EPA Establishes MRLs

Global MRL News July 31, 2020

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On July 28, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of permethrin and ethalfluralin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before September 28, 2020. Relevant MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

July 30, 2020

Brazil Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News July 30, 2020

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On July 29, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for difenoconazole, emamectin benzoate, glufosinate-ammonium, pyripoxyfen, flutriafol, haloxyfop-p-methyl and flupyradifurone.

Comments are due by September 26, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 30, 2020

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Petition to Revoke Neonicotinoid MRLs

Global MRL News July 30, 2020

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On July 30, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of a pesticide petition to revoke all tolerances for residues of the neonicotinoid pesticides acetamiprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam.

Comments must be received by August 31, 2020. The proposed revocations will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 30, 2020

Australia Amends MRLs

Global MRL News July 30, 2020

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On July 28, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Amendment No. 193, varying Australia's Schedule 20 to include MRLs from Proposal M1017 – Maximum Residue Limits (2019).

Amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 30, 2020

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Mefentrifluconazole

Global MRL News July 30, 2020

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On July 27, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification and setting of MRLs for mefentrifluconazole in various crops.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 30, 2020

EU Corrects Date of Application for Amended Chlorpyrifos MRLs

Global MRL News July 30, 2020

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On July 30, the European Union published corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1085 changing the date of application for amended chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl MRLs to November 13, 2020.

The corrected date of application will display for these pending MRLs in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 29, 2020

Canada Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News July 29, 2020

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On July 29, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for triflumezopyrim, myclobutanil, and pyroxsulam.

Comments are due by October 12, 2020. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 31, 2020.

July 29, 2020

Japan Amends MRLs

Global MRL News July 29, 2020

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On July 14, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0714 No. 1 affecting several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes should appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database by July 30, 2020.

July 28, 2020

New Zealand Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News July 28, 2020

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Recently, New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries published Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice - July 2020. The proposal includes draft pesticide MRLs and was also notified to the WTO.

Domestic comments are due by September 20, 2020 and international comments are due by September 25, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 29, 2020.

July 28, 2020

China Notifies WTO of Proposed MRLs

Global MRL News July 28, 2020

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China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs recently notified the WTO of proposed MRLs. The draft standard includes proposed pesticide MRLs previously announced by the Ministry for domestic consultation in 2018 and 2019.

Comments are due by September 13, 2020. Proposed MRLs from this WTO notification are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

July 24, 2020

Canada Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News July 24, 2020

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On July 24, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for MCPA in or on various canarygrass commodities.

Comments are due by October 6, 2020. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 25, 2020.

July 24, 2020

EU Amends Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-Methyl MRLs

Global MRL News July 24, 2020

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On July 24, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1085 amending MRLs for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl.

Amended MRLs will be effective from August 6, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 25, 2020.

July 23, 2020

Canada Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News July 23, 2020

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On July 23, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for MCPA and halauxifen-methyl in or on various commodities.

Comments are due by October 6, 2020. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 24, 2020.

July 23, 2020

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Aclonifen

Global MRL News July 23, 2020

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On July 23, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for aclonifen in fennel seed and caraway fruit.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 24, 2020.

July 23, 2020

EU Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News July 23, 2020

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Recently, the European Union notified SANTE/10482/2020 Rev. 1SANTE/10034/2020 Rev. 3SANTE 10032/2020 Rev. 3SANTE/10044/2020 Rev. 1, and SANTE/12510/2019 Rev. 1 to the WTO, proposing MRLs for several active ingredients.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by July 24, 2020.

July 22, 2020

EU EMA Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News July 22, 2020

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On July 17, the European Medicines Agency published summary opinions proposing MRLs for lidocaine in porcine and bovine species.

Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the BCGlobal Vet Drug Database on July 23, 2020.

July 22, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Turkey

Global MRL News July 22, 2020

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On July 22, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Turkey.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for Turkey.

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