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GB – HSE -Expiry of the approval of the active substance myclobutanilJune 2024

Great Britain has not renewed the approval of myclobutanil. Please see the details in the email below.

It is registered in Australia for use on Pome fruits.

The decision does not currently impact MRLs, but they will be reviewed in future.

Click here for the full bulletin


G/SPS/N/EU/763 – thiacloprid – May 2024

EU has published G/SPS/N/EU/763 proposing MRL changes for thiacloprid. The EU notice and NRS assessment are attached.

Click here for NRS Assessment
Click here for neu763


G/SPS/N/EU/762 – isopyrazam May 2024

EU has published G/SPS/N/EU/762 proposing MRL changes for isopyrazam.

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Click here for NRS attachment 


G/SPS/N/EU/734 – Nickel in EU March 2024 


EU has published G/SPS/N/EU/734 notifying new maximum limits for Nickel in various food commodities. The NRS assessment and notice are attached.


Click here for NRS Assessment 
Click here for NEU734

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G/SPS/N/EU/715 Tebufenpyrad and PyridabenFebruary 2024

EU has published G/SPS/N/EU/715 proposing MRL changes for Tebufenpyrad and Pyridaben.

Click here for the notice
Click here for NRS 


G/SPS/N/TPKM/622 chlorpyrifos January 2024


Taiwan has published G/SPS/N/TPKM/622 proposing to revoke chlorpyrifos MRLs in various commodities. The notice and NRS attachment are attached.

There are current registrations of chlorpyrifos in AU, however APVMA has published its draft regulatory decision for chlorpyrifos reconsideration in Dec 2023, proposing to not support the use of chlorpyrifos in food-producing situations except for the use on banana and cattle ear tags.


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Click here for Notification


European Union cypermethrin January 2024

EU has published G/SPS/N/EU/702 proposing MRL changes for cypermethrin. The notice and NRS assessment are below.

Click here for NRS Assessment.
Click here for notice.


European Union dimethomorphJanuary 2024 IMPORTANT

EU has published G/TBT/N/EU/1038 concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance dimethomorph. This decision only concerns the placing on the market of plant protection products containing it.  Separate action will be taken on MRLs. It is registered in AU in grapes.


G/TBT/N/GBR/70 – UK  mancozeb – January 2024

UK has published G/TBT/N/GBR/70  notifying non-approval of mancozeb. It meets the criteria to be classified as having endocrine disrupting properties for humans and non-target organisms.

It is registered in AU in almonds, cereal grains, citrus, grapes, pome, pulses, walnuts, pistachio, stone fruits and sunflower seeds.


European Food Safety Authority diazinonDecember 2023

EFSA has published targeted review of MRLs for diazinon. Targeted review of maximum residue levels (MRLs) for diazinon | EFSA (europa.eu)

Please click here for the NRS assessment.


G/SPS/N/USA/3433 USA glufosinateDecember 2023

The USA has published G/SPS/N/USA/3433, listing MRL proposals for glufosinate.

Click here for notice and NRS attachment


G/SPS/N/EU/696 EU carbendazim, benomyl and thiophanate-methylNovember 2023

EU has published G/SPS/N/EU/696 proposing MRLs for carbendazim, benomyl and thiophanate-methyl.

Click here for SPS notice and NRS details.


G/SPS/N/EU/697 EU deltamethrin and metalaxylNovember 2023


EU has published G/SPS/N/EU/697 proposing MRLs for deltamethrin and metalaxyl. 

Click here for SPS notice and NRS details.


UK FlonicamidNovember 2023

UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its report on flonicamid. Pesticide Active Substance Consultation on Article 7 amendment for Flonicamid – Health and Safety Executive – Citizen Space (hse.gov.uk)

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G/SPS/N/TPKM/621 TaiwanNovember 2023


Taiwan has published G/SPS/N/TPKM/621 proposing maximum limits for contaminants in food. 

Click here for the notice and NRS assessment.


G/SPS/N/EU/686 EU dithianonNovember 2023

EU has published G/SPS/N/EU/686 notifying lowering of MRLs for dithianon in apples and pears.

The NRS attachment is available here.


G/SPS/N/ZAF/81- chlorpyrifos (RSA) – August 2023    

South Africa has published G/SPS/N/ZAF/81 notifying the prohibition of use of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos. Chlorpyrifos is under review in Australia and many other jurisdictions have banned this active.


G/SPS/N/TPKM/617 – Taiwan – August 2023    

Taiwan has published G/SPS/N/TPKM/617 proposing MRLs for various chemicals.

Click here for notice and NRS attachment


Malaysia – MRL proposals – July 2023 The Department has been advised regarding Malaysia’s proposal to amend MRLs for some pesticides.  

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G/SPS/N/KOR/784 Korea – almonds – July 2023

Korea has published G/SPS/N/KOR/784 proposing to lower MRL for simazine in almonds.


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G/SPS/N/EU/653 EU indoxacarb – July 2023 IMPORTANT

EU has published G/SPS/N/EU/653 proposing MRL changes for indoxacarb.

Click here for NRS assessment and notice are attached.


G/SPS/N/EU/651 EU thiacloprid – July 2023

EU has published G/SPS/N/EU/651 proposing to lower MRLs for thiacloprid. It is registered in AU in pome and stone fruits.

Click here for the notice and NRS assessment.


G/SPS/N/EU/649  EU fenoxycarb and flutriafol– July 2023


EU has published G/SPS/N/EU/649 proposing MRL changes for fenoxycarb and flutriafol.

Click here for the notice and NRS assessment.


Japan – FSG 256 June 2023

Japan has published materials of the 256th Conference for Promotion of Food Import Facilitation (FSG Conference) regarding MRLs for pesticides. The NRS assessment and proposed MRL changes are attached.

Click here for NRS Assessment

Click here for Revised FSG256


European Food Safety Authority– Fluopyram June 2023

EFSA has published a review on MRLs of fluopyram

https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2023.8036.
The review proposes to lower the MRLs in apple and pear to 0.6 mg/kg.

The NRS assessment is attached.


G/SPS/N/KOR/779 KoreaJune 2023

Korea has published G/SPS/N/KOR/779 proposing MRL changes for various pesticides. The NRS attachment and notice are attached.

Click here for NRS
Click here for Notice


EFSA- Pyridaben review – April 2023

EFSA has published a review on MRLs of pyridaben. https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2023.7970

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Japan- FSG255 – April 2023

Japan has published materials of the 255th Conference for Promotion of Food Import Facilitation (FSG Conference) regarding MRLs for pesticides. 

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Click here for FSG255


EFSA review – cypermethrin March 2023

EFSA has published its review of MRLs of cypermethrin. https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2023.7800

The NRS assessment is available here


Japan – FSG254 March 2023

Japan has published materials of the 254th Conference for Promotion of Food Import Facilitation (FSG Conference) regarding MRLs for pesticides.

Click here for FSG papers and NRS assessment for the proposed MRL changes.


Update on EU MRLs for thiamethoxam and clothianidin March 2023

The EU has proposed to lower the MRLs for thiamethoxam and clothianidin to LOQ for all commodities. (G/TBT/N/EU/908 dated 6/7/22).

EU has recently published https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32023R0334, advising that the amended MRLs will apply from 7th March, 2026.


EFSA review – thiaclopridMarch 2023

EFSA has proposed to lower the existing EU MRL (derived from the CXL) for thiacloprid in peaches. EFSA recommends lowering the existing MRL at 0.5 mg/kg to level that does not lead to consumer health risk.

The link to the review is https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2023.7888

The AU MRL in stone fruits is set at 2 mg/kg. 


EFSA bifenthrin MRL reviewMarch 2023

Please click here for NRS assessment for EFSA report on bifenthrin MRL review.

https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2023.7864


G/SPS/N/EU/617 IMPORTANT – March 2023 EU has proposed MRL changes for various chemicals including etoxazole, methomyl and diuron.

Click here for SPS notice 
Click here for NRS assessment 


G/SPS/N/EU/618 IMPORTANT– March 2023

EU has proposed MRL changes for pyriproxyfen as notified in G/SPS/N/EU/618
 
The NRS assessment is available here.


EFSA tebufenpyrad February 2023

EFSA has published its report on the MRL review of tebufenpyrad and has proposed to lower the current MRL in peaches from 0.4 to 0.3 mg/kg. The AU MRL is set at 1 mg/kg.
Please advise if there are concerns.
 
Access the report here 


Japan FSG253- NRS assessment  February 2023
Japan has published materials of the 253rd Conference for Promotion of Food Import Facilitation (FSG Conference) regarding MRLs for pesticides. Please find attached FSG papers and NRS assessment for the proposed MRL changes.

Click here for further information
Click here for NRS Assessment


G/SPS/N/TPKM/601 – Taiwan – February 2023

Please find attached NRS assessment for MRL changes proposed by Taiwan as published in G/SPS/N/TPKM/601.

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G/SPS/N/ZAF78 South Africa January 2023

South Africa has proposed MRL changes for pesticides as published in G/SPS/N/ZAF78. Click here for SPS notice and NRS assessment.


G/TBT/N/TUR/204 and G/SPS/N/TUR/129 Turkey – Contaminants– January 2023

Turkey has published G/TBT/N/TUR/204 and G/SPS/N/TUR/129 covering maximum levels for certain contaminants in food.

Please click here for NRS assessment for the same based on Google translation.

Click here for notification 129

Click here for notification 204 


G/SPS/N/EU/609- Bifenazate – VERY IMPORTANT / URGENT– January 2023

EU has proposed to lower MRLs for bifenazate in various commodities as published in G/SPS/N/EU/609.

Click here for NRS assessment and the SPS notice.


EFSA – MRL Review – Pyriproxyfen – Important– January 2023
 
EFSA has published its review of the MRLs for pyriproxyfen. https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2022.7617
 
The review proposes to lower the MRL in grapes from 0.05 mg/kg to 0.01 mg/kg. The AU MRL is set at 0.02 mg/kg.


EFSA – MRL review of dithianon – Important– January 2023

EFSA has published its report on MRL review of dithianon https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/7731. The MRLs for apple and pear are proposed to be lowered from 3 mg/kg to 1.5 mg/kg. The NRS assessment is attached.

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