FDA Releases Guidance for Industry on Enforcement Approach to Human Food with Chlorpyrifos Residues Following EPA Tolerance Revocations

February 10, 2022 FDA

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a guidance document titled Questions and Answers Regarding Channels of Trade Policy for Human Food Commodities with Chlorpyrifos Residues: Guidance for Industry. The guidance is intended to help food producers and processors who handle foods that may contain residues of the pesticide chemical chlorpyrifos. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule on August 30, 2021, revoking all tolerances for chlorpyrifos; these tolerances are set to expire on February 28, 2022.

Purfresh: Healthier Fruit by Reducing Chemical Levels on Your Ocean Shipment

September 7, 2021 Purfresh

Purfresh recently partnered with Prairie Berries of Keeler, SK, Canada to conduct laboratory tests using Synergistic Pesticide Laboratory proving conclusively that Ozone oxidizes chemical residue on the skin of fruit to leave a healthier commodity.

EPA Takes Action to Address Risk from Chlorpyrifos and Protect Children’s Health

EPA is revoking all “tolerances” for chlorpyrifos, which establish an amount of a pesticide that is allowed on food.  In addition, the agency will issue a Notice of Intent to Cancel under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to cancel registered food uses of chlorpyrifos associated with the revoked tolerances.

Agreement Reached to End Sale of Chlorpyrifos in California by February 2020

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced today that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year following an agreement between the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and pesticide manufacturers to withdraw their products.

California Acts to Prohibit Chlorpyrifos Pesticide

California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced that the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is acting to ban the use of the pesticide and toxic air contaminant chlorpyrifos in California by initiating cancellation of the pesticide.