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The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA)--Implementation and Legal Challenges

The U.S. Congress enacted the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) in 1996. In so doing, Congress revolutionized the fundamental principles of food safety and ushered in a new regulatory and legal framework for addressing food safety...

The Food Quality Protection Act--Chemical Testing Issues

The previous Article described the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) and some of the legal challenges that have occurred during implementation. The purpose of this Article is to illustrate three generic chemical testing issues that...

Use of Human Subjects Data for Regulating Chemical Exposures

On December 14, 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a press release establishing an "interim" human testing policy for pesticides that suspended EPA's long-established policy of using human testing data to...

Our Tainted Environment and Juvenile Violence: A Look to Legislators

I. Introduction

In the 19th century, doctors prescribed Soothing Syrup for cranky babies. The syrup was actually laudanum, which is opium, dissolved in water. While it did quiet and calm unruly behaved children, the side...

An Agreement Between EPA and Pesticide Manufacturers to Mitigate the Risks of Chlorpyrifos

Introduction

On June 7, 2000, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an agreement1 with the basic manufacturers of chlorpyrifos to reduce potential risks from exposure to residues...

Some Dangers of Taking Precautions Without Adopting the Precautionary Principle: A Critique of Food Safety Regulation in the United States

A more substantive precautionary principle of international law is evolving as new treaties articulate new measures of precaution in different contexts.2 Although there is considerable controversy over how to...

The Food Quality Protection Act: A New Way of Looking at Pesticides

Editors' Summary: In 1996, the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) made major changes in the law governing pesticide residues in food, including elimination of the zero-risk standard for carcinogenic food additives. The FQPA instead...

The Food Quality Protection Act + EPA's Pesticide Adverse Effects Reporting Rule = New Data and Better Pesticide Risk Decisions

Editors' Summary: With the enactment of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA) amending both FIFRA and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, EPA must perform a broad reassessment of pesticide risks and benefits, using...

Delaney Lives! Reports of Delaney's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Editors' Summary: When Congress passed the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), many in the press announced that this law effectively repealed the Delaney Clause, which they claimed had banned all traces of cancer-causing...

Recent Developments in Federal Wetlands Law: Part III

Editors' Summary: This Article is the last in a three-part series intended to supplement Federal Wetlands Law, a primer that ELR published in 1993 and subsequently incorporated into the Wetlands Deskbook. The Article,...