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Adopted maximum levels of contaminants in food of animal origin

Costa Rica

Mar 15, 2024

The National Animal Health Service (SENASA in Spanish) has adopted the maximum levels of chemical contaminants allowed in animal products for human consumption based on international references.

Specifically, the adopted maximum levels of chemical contaminants (including agricultural pesticides for non-veterinary use, toxins - with the exception of microbial toxins - and heavy metals) are those established by the following organizations and according to the order indicated below:

  • National Regulation;
  • Codex Alimentarius;
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA);
  • European Union (EU).

For further information (in Spanish), click on the Link

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