What is import alert 99-05?
FDA Import Alert 99-05 is the Detention Without Physical Examination (DWPE) of Raw Agricultural Products for Pesticides. The import alert consists of over 500+ pesticides and is made up of 50+ countries.
The FDA sets the standards for the DWPE due to illegal pesticide chemical residues pursuant to the procedures outlined in the Regulatory Procedures Manual (RPM) which contains actionable levels for pesticide chemical residues.
What are Pesticides?
Pesticides are chemical or biological agents that are used in order to protect crops from insects, weeds, and diseases. They are used on fruits, vegetables, wheat, rice, olives, and canola grown so as to be pressed into oil, and on non-food crops such as cotton, grass, and flowers.
Most countries, including the United States, regulate the quantity of pesticide residue permitted in a given crop. The allowable quantity of pesticide residue for a crop in a given country may or may not be the same as what is permitted for the same crop in another country. Generally, imported crops are subject to the regulations of the country that accepts the crop. Importers that have questions about pesticide residue in crops should contact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) corresponding to the place where the imports will enter the United States.
What are the top common pesticides for Import Alert 99-05?
- Carbendazim (MBC)
- Permethrin, total (cis-permethrin & trans-permethrin)
What are the top common commodities for Import Alert 99-05?
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Green Beans
- Cactus Leaves
- Serrano Peppers
What to do if you are on the FDA Red List?
The FDA website offers a gamut of information on import alert 99-05. However, navigating this information is a tedious and time-consuming task.
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