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A transparent forum developing science-based standards for consumer protection


Feb 16, 2023

In opening remarks at the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) taking place in Portland, Oregon, United States of America from 13 to 17 February 2023, Chairperson Brandi Robinson said “CCRVDF serves a very important role by providing a transparent forum where we can develop science-based standards which will meet Members’ needs, protect consumers, and ensure fair trade practices in the food trade.”

The value veterinary drugs play to the health and wellbeing of animals and a safe and abundant food supply should encourage the committee to continue to develop risk management approaches which address residues of the compounds which Members need most, she added.

“Our common challenge,” said Markus Lipp, FAO, “is to always find the right way and the common ground between reconfirming our basic tenets to maintain the institutional strength of Codex that comes from the reliability and predictability of its rules and processes. And at the same time, Codex needs to react to new developments, to changing needs and priorities, to evolve in order to meet the needs of tomorrow.”



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