|Pesticide residues in Food - 1996. Report sponsored jointly by FAO and WHO. (FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper - 140) (1997)|
5.1 In the interests of public health and agriculture and in view of the needs of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues, the Meeting recommended that Joint Meetings on Pesticide Residues should continue to be held annually.
5.2 (Section 2.2.2). The Meeting agreed that risk assessments for acute hazards should take into account variability in individual units of composite samples upon which the MRL is based.
5.3 (Section 2.2.3). The Meeting:
(1) agreed to support the recommendations of the informal workshop convened in The Hague, The Netherlands, 11-12 April 1996, on data evaluation, but recognized the need for further development.
(2) agreed that STMR levels that it had estimated should be used by the JMPR in estimating consumer intakes resulting from long-term (chronic) exposure.
(3) agreed to the need for wide availability of the report of the informal Workshop held in The Hague in April 1996 (Report of an informal workshop on data evaluation in the estimation of dietary intake of pesticide residues for the JMPR) which is included as Annex IV to this report.
(4) recommended that both the general and specific recommendations of the Workshop be included in future FAO and WHO guidelines.
5.4 (Section 2.2.4). The Meeting recommended that a worked example of calculations of Supervised Trials Median Residue (STMR) levels for parathion-methyl ('Parathion-methyl, Estimation of Dietary Intake') should be forwarded to the 1997 CCPR.
5.5 (Section 2.5). The Meeting recommended that national evaluations of pesticides should be used to the extent possible in the work of the WHO Core Assessment Group.
5.6 (Section 2.7). The Meeting recommended that IPCS make every effort to obtain the funds necessary for convening the Environmental Core Assessment Group simultaneously with the JMPR in the future.
5.7 (Section 4.18). Since methamidophos has been listed by the CCPR as a candidate for periodic review but not yet scheduled, and in view of the difficulties encountered by the present Meeting in evaluating the available data without the original studies, the Meeting recommended that the CCPR should schedule methamidophos for periodic review.
5.8 (Annex III). The Meeting agreed that a general method, with the inclusion of worked examples, should be developed for estimating dietary exposure to residues of pesticides that have common mechanisms of toxicity.