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New Postharvest Chemicals: The Environmental Protection Agency and the Risk Cup


The Food Quality Protection Act of 1996

  • Passed Congress Unanimously
  • The Famous Risk Cup (Aggregate and Cumulative)
  • New Safety Standard: Reasonable Certainty of No Harm
  • Strict Timetable
  • Kids' Foods Under a Microscope
  • New Science Policies and Regulations
  • Legislative Relief?

Status of Existing Postharvest Pesticides for Tree Fruits

  • Reviews Completed
    • Captan
    • Diphenylamine (DPA)
  • Reviews Scheduled
    • Sodium ortho-phenylphenol (SOPP)
    • Thiabendazole (TBZ)
  • Reviews to be Scheduled
    • Biosave
    • Ethoxyquin

Barriers to Registrations for Tree Fruits

  • EPA Priorities for All New Registrations
  • FQPA Scrutiny for Kids' Foods (Apples, Pears, and Peaches)
  • Chemical Company Priorities
  • Postharvest Use = Residues at Consumption

New Postharvest Pesticides

  • Methyl Cyclopropene (MCP)
  • Fungicides
  • Antioxidants
  • Biological Pesticides

Dr. H. Wally Ewart

Northwest Horticultural Council
6 South 2nd St., Room 903, Yakima, WA 98901
ewart@nwhort.org

16th Annual Postharvest Conference, Yakima, WA
March 14-15,  2000

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