Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
Host Government: China
The Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) is responsible for establishing maximum limits for pesticide residues in specific food items or in groups of food; establishing maximum limits for pesticide residues in certain animal feeding stuffs moving in international trade where this is justified for reasons of protection of human health; preparing priority lists of pesticides for evaluation by the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR); considering methods of sampling and analysis for the determination of pesticide residues in food and feed; considering other matters in relation to the safety of food and feed containing pesticide residues and; establishing maximum limits for environmental and industrial contaminants showing chemical or other similarity to pesticides in specific food items or groups of food.
The Committee held its 47th Session in Beijing, China, from April 13-18, 2015. The U.S. Delegate's Report of that session is available.
The 48th Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues will take place from April 25-30, 2016 in Location TBA. Upon availability, the agenda and committee documents can be accessed at http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en.
Draft U.S. Positions on issues to be discussed at the 46th Session are also available (PDF).
Requests for Comments
- List of Circulating Letters/Comments due for Codex Committees: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/circular-letters/en/
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