The new standards stipulate 2191 residual values and requirements for use of 267 veterinary drugs for livestock and poultry, marine and bee products. It covers almost all veterinary drugs commonly used in China, the main animals used for food production and will come into effect on April 1, 2020. The new standards adopt CAC standards (International Food Standards Committee) to an extent of about 90%. Important technical values such as allowable intake, residual standard values and usage requirements were completely revised. For more than 10 veterinary drugs with food safety risks such as ofloxacin, significant changes were issued.
Japan JST China news, October 10, 2019