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August 16, 2019

Japan Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News August 16, 2019

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On July 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for afidopyropen, oxpoconazole fumarate, flubendiamide, and salinomyvin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database.

August 15, 2019

Canada Proposes Flutolanil MRLs

Global MRL News August 15, 2019

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On August 15, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for flutolanil in or on various commodities.

Comments are due by October 29, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 16, 2019.

August 14, 2019

Canada Proposes Cypermethrin MRLs

Global MRL News August 14, 2019

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On August 13, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed MRLs for cypermethrin in or on various commodities.

Comments are due by October 27, 2019. The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 15, 2019.

August 13, 2019

Australia Publishes Gazette No. 16, Amends MRLs

Global MRL News August 13, 2019

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On August 13, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 16, 13 August 2019. Pages 28-32 of the gazette list amended MRLs for pesticides in or on various commodities.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 14, 2019.

August 12, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Propiconazole and Pydiflumetofen MRLs

Global MRL News August 12, 2019

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On August 12, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of propiconazole and pydiflumetofen in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by October 11, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 13, 2019.

August 12, 2019

Brazil Revises Pesticide Monographs

Global MRL News August 12, 2019

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On August 5, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for fluopyram, dinotefuran, laminarin, bifenthrin, pyriproxyfen, acetamiprid, etofenprox, atrazine, and mesotrione (links in Portuguese).

Updated MRLs from these amendments will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 13, 2019. 

August 8, 2019

India Publishes Direction Regarding Colistin MRLs

Global MRL News August 8, 2019

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On August 8, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a direction regarding the operationalization of a draft amendment revising colistin MRLs.

Relevant changes will be available in the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database by August 9, 2019.

August 8, 2019

Taiwan Amends MRL Standard

Global MRL News August 8, 2019

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On August 2, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an updated version of its Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods.

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

August 6, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Fluoxastrobin MRLs

Global MRL News August 6, 2019

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On August 6, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of fluoxastrobin in cotton, undelinted seed and cotton, gin byproducts.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by October 7, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 7, 2019.

August 6, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Acequinocyl

Global MRL News August 6, 2019

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On August 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels for acequinocyl in citrus fruits.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 7, 2019. 

August 5, 2019

Japan Amends MRLs

Global MRL News August 5, 2019

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On August 5, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0805 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

August 5, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Oryzalin

Global MRL News August 5, 2019

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On August 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for oryzalin.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

August 5, 2019

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News August 5, 2019

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On August 2, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by September 3, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

August 3, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinions on Bentazone and Flonicamid

Global MRL News August 3, 2019

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On August 2, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published reasoned opinions on the modification of existing MRLs bentazone in soyabeans and poppy seeds and flonicamid in strawberries and other berries.

The proposed MRLs from these reasoned opinions will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

August 2, 2019

Japan Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News August 2, 2019

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On July 31, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service distributed draft carbaryl MRLs proposed by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).

Comments are due by August 2, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 3, 2019.

August 2, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Mepiquat

Global MRL News August 2, 2019

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On August 1, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the temporary MRL for mepiquat in oyster mushrooms.

The proposed MRL from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 6, 2019.

July 31, 2019

Japan Notifies WTO of Draft MRLs

Global MRL News July 31, 2019

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This week, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of proposed MRL changes for captandithianon, thiacloprid, propanil, and amoxicillin.

The final deadline for comments for captan is September 28, 2019. The final deadline for comments for dithianon, thiacloprid, propanil and amoxicillin is September 29, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs are currently displaying in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database

July 31, 2019

Brazil Proposed MRLs

Global MRL News July 31, 2019

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On July 31, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for pyriproxyfen, trifloxystrobin, clodinafop-propargyl, carbendazim, flutriafol, acibenzolar-S-methyl, fluazinam, saflufenacil, trinexapac-ethyl, tebuconazole, citrus sinensis essential oil, clethodim, imazethapyr, flumioxazin, Telonomus podisi, Hirsutella thompsonii, and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposed revisions must be received by September 30, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 2, 2019. 

July 29, 2019

Australia Publishes Amendment

Global MRL News July 29, 2019

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On July 25, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Amendment No. 186, varying Australia's Schedule 20 to include MRLs from Proposal M1016 – Maximum Residue Limits (2018).

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

July 29, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Turkey

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 29, 2019

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On July 26, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Turkey.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Turkey.

July 25, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Oxathiapiprolin

Global MRL News July 25, 2019

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On July 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels and setting of import tolerances for oxathiapiprolin in various commodities.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 26, 2019.

July 25, 2019

U.S. EPA Establishes Sulfoxaflor MRLs

Global MRL News July 25, 2019

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On July 24, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of sulfoxaflor in various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by September 23, 2019. The newly established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 26, 2019.

July 23, 2019

Codex Adopts Pesticide MRL Changes

Global MRL News July 23, 2019

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The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) recently published its Report from the 42nd Session, held July 8-12, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. The report summarizes MRLs adopted, withdrawn, or retained as proposals for numerous pesticides. These MRLs were initially recommended at the 51st Session of the CCPR. 

Relevant MRL changes have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

July 22, 2019

Brazil Revises Pesticide Monographs

Global MRL News July 22, 2019

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On July 22, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published an amendment (link in Portuguese) deleting the monographs of 33 active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 23, 2019.

July 22, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Bupirimate

Global MRL News July 22, 2019

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On July 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels for bupirimate according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) 396/2005.

The proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 23, 2019.  

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