On November 20, 2013, the U.S. FDA extended the comment period for a proposal regarding foreign supplier verification programs (FSVPs) for food importers. The proposal would require imported food to be produced in a manner providing the same level of public health protection as required by the U.S.'s Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The proposed regulations also include a required hazard analysis by importers to identify naturally-occurring or unintentionally introduced pesticide residues and food additives that may be found in their products.
This proposal was originally published in the Federal Register on July 29, 2013. The new comment deadline is January 27, 2014.
The United States' pesticide MRLs can be found in www.MRLDatabase.com; the U.S. is not currently included in the International Food Additive Database.