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March 30, 2017
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On March 30, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the review of existing MRLs for triflumizole.

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 31, 2017.

March 29, 2017
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This week, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed MRLs for fenpropidin, pymetrozine, and mercury compounds.

The final date for comments is May 27, 2017 (fenpropidin and pymetrozine) and May 28, 2017 (mercury compounds). Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database by March 30, 2017.

March 28, 2017
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On March 28, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following reasoned opinions:

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 29, 2017.

March 27, 2017
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On March 27, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following reasoned opinions:

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 28, 2017.

March 23, 2017
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On March 23, the U.S. EPA announced the receipt of pesticide petitions to establish MRLs on several active ingredients.

Comments must be received by April 24, 2017. MRLs from this proposal will display in the Global MRL Database on March 24, 2017.

March 23, 2017
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On March 23, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published its approval report for Application A1133 – Maximum Residue Limits for Avilamycin in specific Pig Commodities.

The Application is for the establishment of MRLs for avilamycin in specific pig commodities for purposes of import harmonization. FSANZ has provided further details on the risk assessment in Supporting document 1.

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.

March 22, 2017
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On March 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for metaldehyde in leek.

Proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on March 23, 2017.

March 21, 2017
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On March 21, the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) published Gazette No. 6 – 21 March 2017. Pages 24-25 of the gazette list draft MRLs and pages 30-33 list amendments to MRLs for pesticides on various commodities.

Comments on the draft MRLs must be submitted to APVMA by April 18, 2017. Relevant proposed and amended MRLs will appear in the Global MRL Database on March 22, 2017.

March 20, 2017
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On March 20, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published draft amendments proposing changes to the monographs for quizalofop-P, pyriproxyfen, fluazinam, formetanate, fenpropathrin, thiophanate-methyl, and fipronil (links in Portuguese).

Comments on these proposals must be submitted by April 18, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs have been added to the Global MRL Database.

March 16, 2017
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Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently notified the WTO of its draft Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) Notification Regarding Food Containing Pesticide Residue (English translation distributed by USDA Foreign Agricultural Service). The proposal revises MRLs for multiple pesticides.

The final date for comments is March 28, 2017. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

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