Egypt: Egypt Endorses a Science-Based Decision on Veterinary Drugs

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On November 15, National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) issued Decision No. 13/2020 setting new maximum residue limits (MRLs) for veterinary drugs including ractopamine. NFSA identified a tolerance of 20 parts per billion (ppb) for the residual of ractopamine in liver. The previous Egyptian standard regulating the import of beef liver was based on European Union Regulation Number 2377/1990, which established set a zero-tolerance level for many veterinary drug residues, including ractopamine, and became a major impediment to trade.

Egypt: Egypt Endorses a Science-Based Decision on Veterinary Drugs

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