Fresh Produce Regulation, Grades & Standards, Import Regulations, Labeling

Quality Labeling Standard for Fresh Foods, Japan

    The legally binding text is Japanese only. This unofficial translation serves as a reference material to understand the Japanese regulation. Labeling methods and items for fresh foods are provided by the following quality labeling standard. Fresh foods include plant products,...
Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Fresh Fruit Pesticide Residue Limits

Series of tables presenting the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) in parts-per-million (ppm) for fresh fruit in the U.S., Canada, EU, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. Tables also include Codex values. Current production practices often include the use of various pre- and postharvest chemicals, many of which...
M.A. Ritenour
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

Country of Origin Labeling for Fruits and Vegetables

Country–of–origin labeling (COOL) provisions for fresh fruits and vegetables were included in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (hereafter referred to as the 2002 Farm Bill) and would have required retailers to inform consumers of the country of origin for covered...
John VanSickle
Choices magazine, a publication of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

Organic Products Regulations, Canada

    Final version of the Canadian Organic Products Regulation. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada These Regulations apply to food and drink intended for human consumption and food intended to feed livestock, including agricultural crops used for those purposes. They also apply to the...
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Canada Gazette

USDA Requirements for Implementing Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling

Simply put, mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) requires specified food retailers to inform their customers of the country of origin of covered commodities. The Federal requirements for mandatory COOL stem from the 2002 Farm Bill, which amended the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to add...
Warren P. Preston
Soo Kim
Choices magazine, a publication of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association