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Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 1938, 1954, 1958 (FFDCA)

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 1938, 1954, 1958 (FFDCA)

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Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 1938, 1954, 1958 (FFDCA)

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  1. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 1938, 1954, 1958 (FFDCA) By: Sophie Edelman

  2. WHAT IS IT? • authorizes EPA to  set tolerances, or maximum residue limits, for pesticide residues on foods • a food containing such a residue is subject to seizure by the government • When a tolerance is set, the residue is the trigger for enforcement actions and if residues are above the level, the item will be subject to seizure.   • To determine the maximum residue, EPA considers: the toxicity of the pesticide and its break-down products, aggregate exposure to the pesticide in foods and from other sources of exposure, and any special risks posed to infants and children.

  3. WHO IS INVOLVED? • The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is in charge of the regulation and enforcement for the FFDCA