Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues: Sept. 16-25
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization are holding their Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues in Geneva, Switzerland Sept. 16-25. New compounds scheduled for toxicological and residue evaluations include: fluopicolide, spirodiclofen, metaflumizone and ethaboxam. Substances scheduled for a periodic toxicological reevaluation include: bifenthrin, cadusafos and chlorpyrifos-methyl, among others; substances scheduled for a periodic residue reevaluation include: benalaxyl, haloxyfop and chlorpyrifos-methyl, among others. For more information, including a full list of substances scheduled for evaluation or reevaluation, go to: www.who.int/ipcs/food/jmpr/jmpr_2009_call_final.pdf.