The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will be holding three public hearings to gather stakeholder input about a recently proposed regulation on agricultural pesticide use near schools and child daycare centers. Western Growers’ members are highly encouraged to participate in these hearings and voice their concerns about how this regulation would affect operations, as DPR will use this input to develop the new regulation.

Stephanie Thara

Japan issued an advisory requiring all celery shipments to be subjected to mandatory hold and test procedures due to a third maximum residue level (MRL) violation (Bifenthrin) reported on celery. 

All future shipments -- including those in transit -- will be tested by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare before being released to the importer.

Jeff Janas



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