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Electronic Code of Federal Regulations:
Title 40-Part 180 (Pesticide Tolerances)
Title 40-Part 180.41 (Crop Group Tables)
Title 7-Part 205 (National Organic Program)
Title 21-Part 101 (Nutrition Labeling)

The electronic version of the USA Code of Federal Regulations. The Title 40-Part 180 link will take you directly to theå section pertaining to pesticide tolerances in food, and is the most up-to-date version of the CFR on the web. Title 40-Part 180.41 contains the Crop Group Tables, which are helpful in those cases where pesticide tolerances are established on crop groups rather than on individual crops. Title 7-Part 205 contains the National Organic Standards. Title 21-Part 101 relates to nutrition labeling, nutrient content claims and health claims of packaged food products.AGRIAN – Ag Data

Agridata tracking and reporting system provided by Agrian, Inc. Comprehensive and accurate label lookup for pesticide trade names includes registration information, product labels, MSDS, and much more.Compendium of Pesticide Common Names

Database of over 1700 pesticide active ingredients. Contains common name, systematic (IUPAC) name, molecular formula, CAS Registry Number and other chemistry information. Also lists pronunciation of common name. Excellent database maintained by Alan Wood.

EPA’s What’s New
Information provided by the USA Environmental Protection Agency concerning recent news, events and actions during the past several months.

EU Pesticide MRL’s
Pesticide Maximum Residue Limits for the European Union. This is an online database that can be searched by pesticide or by crop group.

Extension Information Source
This is a dynamic, online resource providing information from Extension Services and Agricultural Experiment Stations by Land Grant universities throughout the United States.

ExToxNet – Pesticide Toxicology Data
This database contains toxicology, environmental fate, physical properties and other information concerning pesticides.

FAO/WHO Pesticide Tolerances in Food
Pesticide Maximum Residue Limits from Codex Alimentarius of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization.

FDA Action Levels for Poisonous or Deleterious Substances
Maximum levels for certain contaminants that might be present in foods. Examples of these types of contaminants are old chlorinated pesticides, heavy metals, PCB’s. Refer to 21CFR, Part 509 for additional details.

FDA Food Defect Action Levels
Maximum levels of natural or unavoidable defects in foods that present no health hazards for humans. Examples of these types of defects are insect filth, mold, rodent hairs, sand and foreign matter. Refer to 21CFR, Part 110.110 for additional details.


FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs
Information provided by the USA Food and Drug Administration ORA concerning the import program, compliance references, FDA news and press releases. Also contains a contact directory for the various ORA regional offices.

Federal Consumer Information Center
Hugh source of information provided by the US FCIC of the US government concerning Federal programs, benefits and services.

Iowa State University Weed Science Reference Desk
A gold mine of information concerning herbicides, product labels, herbicide injury symptoms, weed control and weed identification.

Japan Positive List Pesticide Tolerances in Food
Search for pesticide maximum residue levels from the Japanese “positive list”. You can search by food or pesticide.

PMRA | Canadian Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides
This database contains the Canadian maximum residue limits for pesticides.

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
USA Department of Agriculture Web site containing a wide range of nutrition related information.

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
This database contains nutrient information, searchable by food, from the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.

USDA Pesticide Properties Database
USA Department of Agriculture database containing pesticide physical properties and environmental fate.

Special Interest Links
American Council on Science and Health
ACSH is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. It was founded in 1978 by a group of scientists who had become concerned that many important public policies related to health and the environment did not have a sound scientific basis. These scientists created the organization to add reason and balance to debates about public health issues and bring common sense views to the public.

Prioritization of Possible Carcinogenic Hazards in Food
Publications from the Carcinogenic Potency Project developed by the University of California at Berkeley. This interesting review discusses the causes of cancer, both from natural and synthetic sources.

The Cook’s Thesaurus
A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of types of fruits, vegetables, grains, ingredients, kitchen tools and more.

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