The revision of this Philippine National Standards (PNS) for Veterinary Drug

Residues in Food: Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) is an identical adaptation of the

Codex Alimentarius Commission MRL 2-2012, Maximum Residue Limits for

Veterinary Drugs in Food, as updated at the 35th Session of the Codex Alimentarius

Commission (July 2012).

This revision updates PNS/BAFPS 48:2007, Veterinary drug residues in food:

Maximum residue limits (MRLs), reflecting the international developments that have

occurred since.

In the Philippines, the National Codex Organization (NCO) was formed to work in

parallel with the Codex Committees. The NCO also serves as an advisory body to

the government on issues arising from or related to the work of CAC (2010, MOP).

The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards, in collaboration with the

Subcommittee of Veterinary Drug Residues in Food (SCRVDF) of the NCO, led by

the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), agreed to the adoption of CAC|MRL 22012

as a national standard ensuring harmonization of local setting with international level

and to establish food safety standard on this concern. The members of the

SCRVDF served as the Technical Working Group for this standard, conducted a

consultative meeting last 14 June 2013 at NMIS Conference Hall, Quezon City. Its

final discussion was carried out last August 15, 2014 where SCRVDF members from

the National Meat Inspection Service, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources,

Central Luzon State University, Cavite State University, Philippine Veterinary Drugs

Association, Elanco, United Broilers Raisers Association, National Federation of Hog

farmers, Inc., Philippine College of Swine Practitioners, Philippine College of

Ruminant Practitioners, Philippine Carabao Center, and Food Development Center

concurred to the suggested revision on the PNS.



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