USA Updates Pesticide Tolerance for Emergency Exemption on Afidopyropen

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Posted By: Sandhya Sashikumar

eu-proposes-import-tolerances-for-the-pesticide-deltamethrin (3) (1)-Jun-24-2024-10-07-11-3573-AMOn 20th June 2024, the US Federal Register established regulation on the “Time-limited Tolerance for Residues of Afidopyropen on Strawberry” per the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

The document summarizes the following points:

  • The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has requested specific emergency exemption to control lygus bugs (Western Tarnished Plant Bugs);
  • EPA has sufficient data to assess the hazards to decide on aggregate exposure expected to be at 0.3 ppm;
  • Safety evaluation and risk assessment studies due to dietary exposure indicate no harm to general population, infants, and children;
  • The regulation directly impacts the growers, food processors, food handlers, and food retailers;

The established rule is effective from June 20th, 2024, and will expire on 31st December 2027.

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