Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues: Sept. 9-18
The next Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues will be held Sept. 9-18 in Rome, Italy. New compounds scheduled for both toxicological evaluations and residue evaluations include: spinetoram, mandipropamid, prothioconazole and azoxystrobin. Substances scheduled for a periodic toxicological reevaluation include: bioresmethrin, buprofezin and hexythiazox and for a periodic residue reevaluation include: permethrin, cypermethrins and profenofos. There will also be a review of new data from the United States on the acute reference dose for carbofuran and clarification of the acute reference dose for oxamyl. For more information, go to: www.who.int/ipcs/food/jmpr/en.