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May 16, 2019

Australia Publishes Approval Report for Proposal M1016

Global MRL News May 16, 2019

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On May 16, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the following Proposal M1016 – Maximum Residue Limits (2018) 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. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.
May 16, 2019

Taiwan Amends Method of Test for Pesticide Residues in Foods

Global MRL News May 16, 2019

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On May 10, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare amended its Method of Test for Pesticide Residues in Foods - Multiresidue Analysis (link in Chinese).

Amended limits of quantitation can be viewed in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

May 15, 2019

Canada Amends MRLs for Multiple Active Ingredients

Global MRL News May 15, 2019

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On May 13, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) notified the WTO of adopted MRLs for penflufen, aviglycine, difenoconazole, and penthiopyrad.

Individual changes can be viewed in the linked WTO notices. The amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 16, 2019.

May 10, 2019

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Petition for Glyphosate

Global MRL News May 10, 2019

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On May 6, the U.S. EPA announced its receipt of a pesticide petition to modify the tolerance for glyphosate in oats.

Comments must be received by June 5, 2019. The MRL from this proposal will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 11, 2019.

May 10, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinions

Global MRL News May 10, 2019

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On May 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for fludioxonil in Florence fennels and a statement on the proposed temporary MRL for chlormequat in oyster mushrooms.

Proposed MRLs from these EFSA documents will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 11, 2019.

May 9, 2019

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News May 9, 2019

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On May 9, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by June 10, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 10, 2019.

May 8, 2019

U.S. Amends Cyflufenamid MRL

Global MRL News May 8, 2019

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On May 8, the U.S. EPA established new tolerances for residues of cyflufenamid.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by July 8, 2019. Amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on May 9, 2019.

May 7, 2019

Australia Publishes Gazette No. 9, Amends MRLs

Global MRL News May 7, 2019

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On May 7, the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published APVMA Gazette No. 9, 7 May 2019. Pages 22-24 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 May 8, 2019.

May 6, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News May 6, 2019

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On May 6, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Angola and Costa Rica.


The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the Central American Customs Union's regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.


The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Angola and Costa Rica.
 

May 6, 2019

Canada Proposes MRL Revocations

Global MRL News May 6, 2019

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On May 3, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) proposed to revoke all currently established MRLs for ferbam, ziram, and thiram.

Comments on proposed revocations must be received by July 17, 2019. The proposed revocations will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database later this week.

May 2, 2019

USDA Publishes FARIS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News May 2, 2019

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On May 2, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Jamaica and United Arab Emirates


BCI’s 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 Jamaica and the United Arab Emirates.

May 1, 2019

U.S. EPA Amends Bentazon MRL

Global MRL News May 1, 2019

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On May 1, the U.S. EPA established a tolerance for residues of bentazon in or on Pea, dry, seed.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by July 1, 2019. The amended MRL will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database later this week.

May 1, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News May 1, 2019

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On May 1, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Tanzania and Nicaragua.


The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the Central American Customs Union's regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

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

April 29, 2019

Korea Publishes MRL Amendment

Global MRL News April 29, 2019

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On April 26, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published Notice No. 2019-31 (link in Korean) revising their food regulations, including numerous MRL changes.

MRL changes from this amendment will be entered in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by May 3, 2019.

April 26, 2019

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Draft MRLs

Global MRL News April 26, 2019

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On April 25, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a draft standards for pesticide residue limits in foods, proposing MRLs for multiple active ingredients on various commodities. 

Comments must be submitted by June 24, 2019. Relevant proposed MRLs can be viewed in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

April 23, 2019

European CVMP Adopts Vet Drug MRL Opinion on Bambermycin

Global MRL News April 23, 2019

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On April 23, Europe's Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) published an adopted opinion recommending that no MRL is required for bambermycin in rabbit.

Based on the CVMP opinion, the European Commission will adopt a legally binding Regulation establishing the MRLs for the substance. Applicants may request re-examination of any CVMP opinion within 15 days of its publication.

The proposed exemption from an MRL from the summary opinion will display in the BCGloabl Veterinary Drug MRL Database on April 24, 2019.

April 22, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 22, 2019

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On April 19, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Vietnam.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes Vietnam's regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

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

 

April 19, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 19, 2019

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On April 18, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Thailand.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes Thailand's regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

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

April 19, 2019

U.S. EPA Announces Receipt of Pesticide Petitions

Global MRL News April 19, 2019

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On April 19, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish or modify MRLs for several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by May 20, 2019. MRLs from these proposals will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

April 18, 2019

Brazil Revises Pesticide Monographs

Global MRL News April 18, 2019

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On April 18, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published amendments for abamectin, diafenthiuron, mancozeb, metalaxyl-M, pyriproxyfen, tebuconazole, and thiamethoxam (links in Portuguese).

MRL changes from these amendments are currently displaying in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

April 18, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 18, 2019

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On April 18, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Algeria and Haiti.

BCI’s 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 Algeria and Haiti.
 

April 17, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 17, 2019

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On April 17, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Guatemala, El Salvador, and Bangladesh

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the Central American Customs Union’s regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Guatemala, El Salvador, and Bangladesh.
 

April 12, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 12, 2019

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On April 10, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for South Africa


The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes South Africa’s regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.


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

April 12, 2019

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on 2,4-D

Global MRL News April 12, 2019

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On April 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the setting of an import tolerance for 2,4-D in soyabeans.

Proposed MRLs from this reasoned opinion will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on April 15, 2019.

April 11, 2019

U.S. EPA Amends MRLs

Global MRL News April 11, 2019

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On April 11, the U.S. EPA established tolerances for residues of fenazaquin in or on various commodities.

Objections and requests for hearings must be received by June 10, 2019. The amended MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database later this week.

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