Food safety

Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) publications

JMPR traditionally meets once a year to evaluate pesticide residues in food. FAO and WHO assure that a considerable body of publications from JMPR is made available in several easily accessible on-line archives.

  • Recent Summaries and Conclusions
    Following each JMPR meeting, a brief Summary and Conclusion is made available prior to the publishing of JMPR monographs. These summaries are not available in print but are temporarily posted here in PDF format.
  • JMPR Database
    Contains basic information (ADI, ARfD, CAS number, etc.) for all pesticides evaluated by JMPR as well as the available publications (report and monograph) for each compound. This database replaces the the “Inventory of Pesticide Evaluations."

Links to reports and other documents produced by JMPR

Reports

  • FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper series
    These reports, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization, contain concise summaries of all relevant information for the evaluation of pesticide residues in food, including intake estimates. Reports reflect the agreed view of the Committee as a whole and describe the basis for their conclusions. They are available from 1991 onward at the FAO website.

Toxicological Monographs

  • WHO Evaluations Part II: Toxicology
    These monographs, published by the World Health Organization, contain detailed descriptions of the biological and toxicological data used in the Meeting's evaluations, as well as conclusions such as intake assessments for the pesticides under consideration. In addition, they provide full references to the relevant literature. They are available from 1965 to 2001 in HTML format and from 2002 onward in PDF format.

Residues and analytical aspects monographs

  • FAO Evaluations Part I: Residues
    These monographs, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization, contain information on pesticide use patterns, data on the chemistry and composition of pesticides, methods of analysis for pesticide residues, and information on MRLs. They are available in PDF format from 1993 onward at the FAO website.
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