|Canada - 25% of
the canola grown in Canada is consumed in Canada. If residues of an
unregistered pesticide are detected in Canada, the crop could be
seized and growers could be charged under the federal Pest Control
Products Act and/or Food and Drug Act.
Countries are becoming increasingly strict about residues in the
commodities they import. TheU.S. has a zero
limit for pesticides that do not have an approved tolerance.
Japan is the number one customer of
Canadian canola seed and imports over $450 million each year. The
Japanese industry is very concerned over pesticide residues and the
Japanese government is introducing new food safety legislation that
will prohibit entry of any commodities if pesticide residues are
found above the allowable limit. If any pesticide is detected above
the allowable limit in Japan the shipment will be rejected
resulting in millions of dollars of losses and increased testing of
all shipments to Japan.