Veterinary drug residues in foods of animal origin (ICS Codes: 11.220, 67.040, 67.120)
Proposal to amend the List of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for Veterinary Drugs in Foods (Proposed MRL 2021-1). Language(s): English and French. Number of pages:
This notification is further to the SPS notification (G/SPS/N/CAN/597/Add.2), where the Minister of Health has issued a Ministerial Regulation entitled "Marketing Authorization (MA) for Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for Veterinary Drugs in Foods" pursuant to section 30.3(1) and 30.5(1) of the Food and Drugs Act.
The online "List of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for Veterinary Drugs in Foods" https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/veterinary-drugs/maximum-residue-limits-mrls/list-maximum-residue-limits-mrls-veterinary-drugs-foods.html (referred hereafter as the List) is incorporated by reference and is maintained on Health Canada's website. Any proposed changes will continue to be the subject of consultation, public and international notification, and the List will then be updated administratively.
The purpose of this proposal is to notify of a consultation on proposed changes to the List. The proposal includes MRLs for new veterinary drugs (for which MRLs have not previously been established), and for new foods for existing veterinary drugs (for which MRLs have previously been established). Rigorous safety assessments have been conducted to derive these MRLs. Residue compliance for the proposed MRLs has either been monitored and confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), or will be incorporated in future monitoring programs.