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May 9, 2016
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The 48th session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) was held April 25-30 in Chongqing, China.  Many new MRLs were recommended for inclusion in the international Codex pesticide MRL standard.  These will be officially established if approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) during their July meeting.

Details about the recommended MRLs and other discussion items can be found in the final report.

BCI closely monitors Codex MRLs from proposal through establishment. This information is included BCI's Global MRL Database.

Editorial note: An earlier version of this story provided a link to the draft report. The final report is available, and the story has been updated to reflect its publication.

April 27, 2015
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The 47th session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) was held April 13-18 in Beijing, China.  Many new MRLs were recommended for inclusion in the international Codex pesticide MRL standard.  These will be officially established if approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) during the July 6-11 meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

Other topics included the continuing work on revising the Codex Classification of Food and Feed, drafting the Guidance on Performance Criteria for Methods of Analysis for the Determination of Pesticide Residues, and completion of the Guidance to Facilitate the Establishment of MRLs for Pesticides for Minor Crops.

Details about the recommended MRLs and other discussion items can be found in the draft report.  A link to the final report will be provided in MRL News when available.

BCI closely monitors Codex MRLs from proposal to approval to ensure this information is included in BCI's Global MRL Database.

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