Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996
With the enactment of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996, Congress presented EPA with an enormous challenge of implementing the most comprehensive and historic overhaul of the Nation's pesticide and food safety laws in decades. The FQPA amended the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) by fundamentally changing the way EPA regulates pesticides.
Some of the major requirements include stricter safety standards, especially for infants and children, and a complete reassessment of all existing pesticide tolerances. This web site provides background information on FQPA's provisions and discusses some of the specific issues raised by FQPA, as well as the law's implementation status.