Last week’s adoption of scientifically-based maximum residue limits (MRLs) for ractopamine is a testament to that. Ractopamine is a safe partitioning feed additive that was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration several years ago.
“This vote, only the third in the 49-year history of Codex, was much bigger than ractopamine. It was about Codex committing to their well-established, science-based food safety principles and not letting individual countries use their legislative and/or social factors to impede the process,” Newman added.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission meetings were held in Rome, Italy.