Maximum residue limits (MRLs) for pesticides, also known as “tolerances” in the United States, are key points of regulation when it comes to both domestic and global produce trade. However, it is also a topic that flies largely under the radar until major regulatory challenges arise, such as discrepancies in tolerance levels among countries, that impact a company’s ability to import or export product. This Virtual Town Hall provides an overview of the regulatory landscape regarding MRLs, identifies current challenges and opportunities for engagement and advocacy, and highlights the direct implication of global MRL policy on produce industry members.
Moderator: Emily Griep, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance & Global Food Safety Standards, IFPA
- Jim Cranney, President, California Citrus Quality Council
- Amelia Jackson-Gheissari, Ph.D., NA Trade Flow Lead, Bayer
- Martin Martinez, SM, Regulatory and Compliance USA & CAN, Driscoll’s