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May 26, 2020

Singapore Establishes MRLs

Global MRL News May 26, 2020

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Recently, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) published a circular establishing MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs previously not allowed in food.

The new MRLs went into effect on May 1, 2020 and are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide and Vet Drug MRL Databases.

May 26, 2020

U.S. EPA Establishes MRLs

Global MRL News May 26, 2020

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On May 26, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of chlormequat chloride and indoxacarb in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by July 27, 2020. The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 27, 2020.

May 20, 2020

Thailand Notifies WTO of Proposed MRL Deletions

Global MRL News May 20, 2020

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On May 20, Thailand's Food and Drug Administration notified the WTO of a proposal to delete the MRLs for chlorpyrifos and paraquat as regulated under Notification of the Ministry of Public Health, No. 387 (B.E. 2560) (2017) Re: Food Containing Pesticide Residues.

Comments are due within 30 days. Proposed MRL revocations will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 21, 2020.

May 19, 2020

Brazil Revises Pesticide Monographs

Global MRL News May 19, 2020

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On May 18, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for aminopyralid, cyantraniliprole, difenoconazole, MCPA, and picoxystrobin (links in Portuguese).

Relevant MRLs from these amendments will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 20, 2020.

May 19, 2020

U.S. EPA Establishes MRLs for Multiple Pesticides

Global MRL News May 19, 2020

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The U.S. EPA recently established tolerances for residues acequinocyl, isoxaben, and fluridone in or on various commodities.

The established MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 20, 2020.

May 19, 2020

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Aclonifen

Global MRL News May 19, 2020

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On May 18, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for aclonifen.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 19, 2020.

May 18, 2020

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Potassium Phosphonates

Global MRL News May 18, 2020

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On May 15, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels for potassium phosphonates in flowering brassica, Chinese cabbages, kales, and spinaches

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 19, 2020.

May 18, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for United Arab Emirates

Food Additive News, Global MRL News May 18, 2020

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for the United Arab Emirates.

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 Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for the United Arab Emirates.

May 14, 2020

FSANZ Publishes Approval Report for Proposal M1017

Global MRL News May 14, 2020

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On May 14, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1017 – Maximum Residue Limits (2019) documents:

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) has been notified of FSANZ's decision and, if the Forum does not issue a request for review, the MRLs will go into effect upon gazettal. The proposed MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.
May 14, 2020

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Flonicamid

Global MRL News May 14, 2020

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On May 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review of flonicamid.

The EU's flonicamid MRLs are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

May 8, 2020

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News May 8, 2020

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On May 8, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for active ingredients.

Comments must be received by June 8, 2020. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 9, 2020.

May 8, 2020

Brazil Revises Pesticide Monographs

Global MRL News May 8, 2020

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On May 6, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments to the monographs for azoxystrobin, dimethomorph, dicamba, prohexadione-calcium, chlorothalonil, fluazinam, fenoxaprop-P, haloxyfop-P-methyl, nicosulfuron, flubendiamide, flumioxazin, indoxacarb, tebuconazole, trifloxystrobin, flupyradifurone, kresoxim-methyl, pyraflufen, Chrysoperla externa, Sophora flavescens, abamectin, methidathion, ethephon, bifenthrin, acetamiprid and folpet (links in Portuguese).

Relevant MRLs from these amendments are available now in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

May 8, 2020

Canada Establishes MRLs

Global MRL News May 8, 2020

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On May 8, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for deltamethrin and pyriofenone.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 9, 2020.

May 7, 2020

EEA Publishes Multiple MRL Updates

Global MRL News May 7, 2020

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The European Economic Area (EEA) recently updated its agreement on veterinary and phytosanitary matters, including updates to EU MRL Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. EU MRL amendments apply to Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein once accepted to the EEA.

The following EU amendment is now applicable:

Relevant changes for Norway and Iceland will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 8, 2020.

May 5, 2020

Japan Amends MRLs

Global MRL News May 5, 2020

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On April 23, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0423 No. 1 affecting several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database on May 6, 2020.

April 28, 2020

Korea Publishes MRL Proposal

Global MRL News April 28, 2020

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On April 20, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice 2020-163 (in Korean) proposing revisions to their food regulations, including numerous MRL changes.

Relevant proposed MRLs are available now in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database

April 24, 2020

Taiwan Proposes Vet Drug MRLs

Global MRL News April 24, 2020

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On April 23, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of proposed veterinary drug MRLs for multiple active ingredients. 

The proposed MRLs will display in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on April 25, 2020.

April 24, 2020

Korea Publishes MRL Amendment

Global MRL News April 24, 2020

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On April 14, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2020-24 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including numerous pesticide MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment have been added to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

April 23, 2020

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News April 23, 2020

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Recently, the U.S. EPA announced a receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for various active ingredients.

Comments must be received by May 15, 2020. MRLs from these proposals are now available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

April 21, 2020

Canada Establishes MRLs

Global MRL News April 21, 2020

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On April 21, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for tetraniliprole.

Relevant amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 22, 2020.

April 21, 2020

U.S. EPA Reopens Comment Period for Banda de Lupinus Albus Doce (BLAD) Proposal

Global MRL News April 21, 2020

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On April 21, the U.S. EPA reopened the comment period for the proposal to establish pesticide tolerances and revoke the current exemption for Banda de Lupinus albus doce (BLAD) from February 11, 2020.

Comments are now due by July 12, 2020. The new comment deadline has been added to the proposed MRLs in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

April 14, 2020

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Fluopyram

Global MRL News April 14, 2020

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On April 14, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of the existing MRLs for fluopyram 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 April 15, 2020.

April 8, 2020

U.S. FDA Amends Vet Drug MRLs

Global MRL News April 8, 2020

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On April 1, the U.S. FDA published a final rule amending numerous veterinary drug MRLs.

Relevant MRL changes from this amendment will appear in the BCGlobal Vet Drug Database on April 9, 2020.

April 8, 2020

Brazil Proposes MRLs

Global MRL News April 8, 2020

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On April 8, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing to revise the monographs for thiamethoxam, florpyrauxifen-benzyl, picoxystrobin, and deltamethrin (links in Portuguese).

Comments are due by June 6, 2020. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 9, 2020

April 7, 2020

Australia Publishes Gazette No. 7, Proposes and Amends MRLs

Global MRL News April 7, 2020

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On April 7, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 7, 7 April 2020. Pages 21-23 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 28-31 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides and veterinary drugs in or on various commodities.

Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide and Vet Drug MRL Databases on April 8, 2020.

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