California Department of Pesticide Regulation NEWS
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DPR ONLINE BULLETIN
This informal, online bulletin from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) appears periodically. Our goal is to keep interested parties up to date on practical information, regulatory developments, and other announcements.
BRIAN R. LEAHY SWORN IN AS DPR DIRECTOR
Carrying out DPR‘s mission with a new perspective.
GUIDE TO PESTICIDE REGULATION IN CALIFORNIA
This comprehensive update to the 2011 edition is available only on DPR‘s website.
DPR COLLECTING IMPORTED ORANGE JUICE PRODUCTS FOR TESTING
In December, an orange juice manufacturer notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it had detected carbendazim in some orange juice products that contain orange juice concentrates. The fungicide is applied in Brazil and other counties to combat black spot mold on orange trees, but is not approved for use on oranges in the United States. The residue levels are so low that they do not pose a health risk. However, use of carbendazim on oranges and in orange juices is illegal in the United States. As part of a long-term agreement to collect a variety of domestic and imported foods for the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s Pesticide Data Program, DPR began collecting samples of ready-to-serve orange juice on Feb. 1 in California. Samples are sent to the Washington State Department of Agriculture laboratory in Yakima for analysis. DPR will collect orange juice samples through at least June 30.
NEW E-MAIL LIST FOR LATEST INFORMATION ON REDUCING PESTICIDE USE IN CHILD CARE CENTERS
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REMINDER: DPR NOW OFFERS RSS FEEDS
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RULEMAKING CALENDAR POSTED
See regulations DPR expects to propose in the coming year.
REMINDER: REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SCHOOL IPM WORKSHOPS
Workshops scheduled in Chico (March 21), Carlsbad (April 11) and Tulare (June 21).
One of five departments and boards within the California Environmental Protection Agency, DPR regulates the registration, sale and use of pesticides to protect people and the environment. Additional information about DPR is posted at www.cdpr.ca.gov.
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