The 54th Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues CCPR54 took place during the week of July 3rd in Beijing, China.
As a member of the U.S. delegation, BCI’s Alinne Oliveira attended CCPR54 and tracked the discussions around the new Codex MRLs that are important for U.S. exporters, including cherries, cranberries, hops, potatoes, and raspberries.
The international standard, Codex MRLs, are important to facilitate the trade of safe food. In this meeting, countries from around the world gathered to review the scientific assessments of the FAO & World Health Organization Joint Meeting of Pesticide Residues (JMPR) and recommended hundreds of new Codex MRLs. In addition to new MRLs, delegates also discussed many other relevant proposals, including the enhancement of the operational procedures of CCPR and JMPR.