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October 15, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinions

Global MRL News October 15, 2019

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On October 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of the existing MRLs for pyraclostrobin in sweet corn and on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 review of cymoxanil and metazachlor.

Proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 16, 2019.

October 14, 2019

EFSA Proposes MRLs for Penflufen and Pydiflumetofen

Global MRL News October 14, 2019

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On October 11, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for penflufen and a conclusion on the peer review of pydiflumetofen.

The proposed MRLs from these EFSA documents will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 15, 2019.

October 14, 2019

Australia Proposes MRLs for Lasalocid

Global MRL News October 14, 2019

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On October 3, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published a trade advice notice on the variation of lasalocid MRLs for poultry.

Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on October 15, 2019.

October 10, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Indaziflam MRLs

Global MRL News October 10, 2019

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On October 10, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of indaziflam in or on certain commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 9, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 11, 2019.

October 9, 2019

U.S. FDA Establishes Hetacillin MRL

Global MRL News October 9, 2019

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On October 7, the U.S. FDA established a tolerance for residues of hetacillin in cattle. 

The new MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database next week. 

October 9, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Call for Submissions for Application A1181

Global MRL News October 9, 2019

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On October 9, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a Call for Submissions for Application A1181 concerning the proposed amendment of the current Schedule 20 MRL for imazapyr in barley. A Risk Assessment was also published. 

Comments are due by October 24, 2019. The proposed MRL is currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

October 8, 2019

Brazil Revises Pesticide Monographs

Global MRL News October 8, 2019

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On October 4, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for clodinafop-propargyl, carbendazim, flutriafol, saflufenacil, trinexapac-ethyl, citrus sinensis essential oil, clethodim, imazethapyr, flumioxazin, Telonomus podisi, Hirsutella thompsonii, Bacillus amyloliquefaciensacibenzolar-S-methyl and fluazinam (links in Portuguese).

Updated MRLs from these amendments will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 10, 2019.

October 8, 2019

Australia Publishes Gazette No. 20, Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News October 8, 2019

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On October 8, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 20, 08 October 2019. Pages 25-28 of the gazette list draft MRLs.

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

October 8, 2019

Japan Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News October 8, 2019

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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for difenoconazole, sethoxydim, bifenthrin, buprofezin, flonicamid, and diazinon. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database.

October 7, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes MRLs for Multiple Pesticides

Global MRL News October 7, 2019

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On October 7, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of chlorantraniliprole, thiamethoxam, cyromazine, and clothianidin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 6, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 8, 2019.

October 4, 2019

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News October 4, 2019

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On October 3, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by November 4, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 5, 2019.

October 4, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Furilazole MRLs

Global MRL News October 4, 2019

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On October 3, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of furilazole in or on certain commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by December 2, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 5, 2019.

October 2, 2019

Japan Amends MRLs

Global MRL News October 2, 2019

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On October 2, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 1002 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

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

October 2, 2019

Canada Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News October 2, 2019

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On September 30,  Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for ethylene oxide in or on various commodities. 

Comments are due by December 14, 2019. Proposed MRLs are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

October 1, 2019

Australia Proposes MRLs for Etofenprox

Global MRL News October 1, 2019

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On September 24, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published a public release summary on the evaluation of the new active etofenprox which includes proposed MRLs.

Proposed MRLs are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

October 1, 2019

Canada Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News October 1, 2019

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On September 30, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for malathion in or on various commodities. 

Comments are due by December 14, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 2, 2019.

September 27, 2019

Korea Publishes MRL Proposal

Global MRL News September 27, 2019

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On September 27, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) posted Notice 2019-450 (in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including MRL changes.

Relevant proposed MRLs will appear in the BCGlobal Databases in the coming weeks.

September 27, 2019

EU Amends MRLs

Global MRL News September 27, 2019

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On September 26, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1582 amending MRLs for imazalil in or on certain products.

Amended MRLs will be effective from April 16, 2020. Relevant pending MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 28, 2019.

September 26, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Tolerance Exemption for Florpyrauxifen-benzyl

Global MRL News September 26, 2019

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On September 26, the U.S. EPA established an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for florpyrauxifen-benzyl, simultaneously revoking previously established MRLs.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 25, 2019. The tolerance exemption will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 27, 2019.

September 26, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Cyclaniliprole MRLs

Global MRL News September 26, 2019

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On September 26, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of cyclaniliprole in or on certain commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 25, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 27, 2019.

September 23, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Benalaxyl-M

Global MRL News September 23, 2019

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On September 23, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for benalaxyl-M according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. 

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 24, 2019.

September 20, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Dinotefuran MRLs

Global MRL News September 20, 2019

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On September 20, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of dinotefuran in or on persimmon.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 19, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 21, 2019.

September 19, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Spinosad MRLs

Global MRL News September 19, 2019

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On September 19, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of spinosad in or on teas.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by November 18, 2019. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 20, 2019.

September 19, 2019

Brazil Revises Pesticide Monographs

Global MRL News September 19, 2019

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On September 19, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for prohexadione calcium, quizalofop-P-ethyl, teflubenzuron, flupyradifurone, and alpha cypermethrin (link in Portuguese).

Updated MRLs from these amendments will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 20, 2019.

September 18, 2019

EU Notifies WTO of Draft MRLs

Global MRL News September 18, 2019

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On September 17, the European Union notified the WTO of the following MRL proposals:

  • G/SPS/N/EU/347: Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for myclobutanil, napropamide and sintofen in or on certain products.
  • G/SPS/N/EU/348: Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chromafenozide, fluometuron, pencycuron, sedaxane, tau-fluvalinate and triazoxide in or on certain products.

The proposed MRLs from these WTO notifications will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on September 19, 2019.

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