Pesticide residues in food 2007: Joint FAO/WHO meeting on pesticide residues

The Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) has met annually since 1963 to conduct scientific evaluations of pesticide residues in food. It provides advice on the acceptable levels of pesticide residues in food moving in international trade. The FAO segment of JMPR, the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment, considers available data on recognized / registered use patterns, fate of residues, animal and plant metabolism data, analytical methodology and residue data developed through supervised trials. Based on these data, maximum residue levels are proposed for individual pesticides in individual food and feed items or well-defined groups of commodities.