MRLs & You: A Global Look at What Your Strategy Could Be
Grapegrowing Regulatory Breakout Session

CEUs: 1 – Sign up sheet on-site

Walk away with a working knowledge of the latest updates on how Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) are being monitored and regulated in your backyard and abroad. Industry leaders will discuss how MRLs are set, regulatory updates, testing approaches and how to have a proactive approach while ensuring you still have a grape contract.

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James Christie
Bryant Christie Inc., California

James Christie is the president and CEO of Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI). BCI helps companies and associations open, access, and expand international markets with a focus on the agriculture, food, and beverage sectors. BCI also provides regulatory intelligence information to exporters around the world though BCGlobal, a suite of online regulatory databases. BCGlobal offerings include pesticide and veterinary drug MRLs, contaminant limits, and food additive regulations.


Brian Leahy
Consultant, California

Brian Leahy served as the Director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation as an appointee in the Governor Brown Administration and as Assistant Director of the Department of Conservation in charge of the Division of Land Use Protection as an appointee in the Governor Schwarzenegger Administration. Before joining state service his roles included: Executive Director of California Certified Organic Farmers; Staff Attorney with Legal Aid of Nebraska; and owner/operator of Cherokee Ranch, a 900-acre organic rice farm.

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