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EPA: Pesticides - Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996
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Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996 

The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996 amended the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). These amendments fundamentally changed the way EPA regulates pesticides. The requirements included a new safety standard-reasonable certainty of no harm-that must be applied to all pesticides used on foods. This web site provides background information on FQPA's provisions and discusses some of the specific issues raised by FQPA, as well as status of implementation of this important law.

The "Implementation Status" report (513 KB) is in PDF format and requires the Acrobat Reader.

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