On August 10, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is reopening the comment period for an additional 60 days on its proposal to reconsider and revoke the final approval of Arizona’s State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health (State Plan). A public hearing tentatively scheduled for Aug. 16, 2022 has also been postponed.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released its summary of findings for its Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program’s monitoring of human and animal foods in FY 2020.

The findings show that the levels of pesticide residues measured by the FDA in the U.S. food supply are generally in compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pesticide tolerances, and that the results from FY 2020 were similar to those from past years.

Sonia Salas

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