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Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
23/04/2018 - 27/04/2018 | Chicago, United States of America


The 24th Session of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF24) will be held from April 23-27, 2018, in Chicago, United States of America at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.
The plenary session will open on Monday, April 23, at 09:30 a.m. and conclude after the report adoption on Friday, April 27. The session will be conducted in English, French and Spanish.
On Sunday April, 22 the Physical Working Group on the Priority List of Veterinary Drugs requiring Evaluation or Re-evaluation by JECFA will take place from 09:00 am to 12:00 p.m. at the same venue.

On-site registration (to collect your badges and other materials) will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 14:00 – 18:00, Sunday, April 22 from 08:00 -18:00 and Monday, April, 23 starting at 08:00.


There will be following side events to be held in conjunction with the Session:
- Generic Veterinary Drugs - Sunday 22nd April 14:00 – 15:00 Click here to view the programme
- Submitting Data to JECFA - Sunday 22nd April 15:30 – 16:30 Click here to view the programme
- Exposure assessment of compounds used as both veterinary drugs and pesticides – Monday 23rd April 12:30-13:30 Click here to view the programme


- Monday 23rd April 09:00 - 09:30.


The U.S. Codex Office is using the Codex Online Registration System (ORS) to register delegates for the CCRVDF meeting, via the link here below.

Please note that the invitation to CCCRVDF24 issued by FAO and WHO requests that delegates register by March 23, 2018.
Login and password for the online registration have been provided to all Codex Contact Points and Contact Point of Observers Organizations. If the login and password have not been received, please contact
We would encourage all delegates who expect to attend CCRVDF24 to register well in advance to ensure that appropriate seating arrangements will be available for them at the meeting.

Please note that the CCRVDF meeting registration is a separate process from the hotel reservations for sleeping accommodations at the Intercontinental Hotel (please see section CCRVDF Venue Hotel in the Information for Delegates here below).

Those who will require a visa to enter the United States are strongly encouraged to begin the visa application process as soon as possible. Most delegates will be considered “independent travelers” and will need to apply for a B1/B2 visa. Additional information may be found at the following site:


The documents for the session are available in English, French and Spanish and will be placed on the Codex website as soon as they are prepared.
NB! We kindly remind you to obtain all documentation from the Codex website prior to the meeting.

IMPORTANT: This is to inform you that we have uploaded the revised provisional agenda for CCRVDF24 (CX/RVDF 18/24/1 Rev.1) to reflect that document CX/RVDF 18/24/9 “Discussion paper on the revision of the criteria for the use of multi residue analytical methods for the determination and identification of veterinary drugs in foods in CXG 71-2009” related to agenda item 9 will not be issued.

More information are available in the Information for Delegates document in the table here below.

Related documents

ItemDescriptionUpload date
Document Reference
6.1Proposed draft MRLs for zilpaterol hydrochloride (cattle fat, kidney, liver, muscle) (81st JECFA) at Step 422/11/2017
6.2 Proposed draft MRLs for amoxicillin (finfish fillet, muscle); ampicillin (finfish fillet, muscle); flumethrin (honey), lufenuron (salmon and trout fillet), monepantel (cattle fat, kidney, liver, muscle) (85th JECFA) at Step 307/12/2017
CX/RVDF 18/24/6
15Support document to the discussion on the MRLs and RMRs for residues veterinary drugs07/12/2017
RVDF/24 INF/01
0.1Information for delegates08/12/2017
3Matters of Interest arising from FAO/WHO and from the 81st Meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)19/12/2017
CX/RVDF 18/24/3
11Database on countries' need for MRLs17/01/2018
CX/RVDF 18/24/11
10Discussion paper on the evaluation of the rationale for the decline in new compounds to be included in the CCRVDF Priority List for evaluation by JECFA25/01/2018
CX/RVDF 18/24/10
7Discussion paper on MRLs for groups of fish species26/01/2018
CX/RVDF 18/24/7
2Matters Referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other subsidiary bodies 29/01/2018
CX/RVDF 18/24/2
4Report of the OIE activities, including the harmonization of technical requirements for registration of veterinary medicinal products (VICH)31/01/2018
CX/RVDF 18/24/4
8Discussion paper on edible offal tissues (possible definition and edible offal tissues of interest in international trade)25/01/2018
CX/RVDF 18/24/8
5.1Comments at Step 6 (replies to CL 2017/72-OCS/RVDF of Albania, Cook Island, Costa Rica, Chile, Cuba, Egypt, European Union, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago and EAPA) 05/02/2018
CX/RVDF 18/24/5
3.1Report on relevant activities of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division on Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture06/02/2018
CX/RVDF 18/24/3 Add.1
1Provisional Agenda06/02/2018
CX/RVDF 18/24/1 Rev.1
5Draft RMR for gentian violet22/11/2017
12Draft priority list of veterinary drugs requiring evaluation or re-evaluation by JECFA (replies to CL 2016/41-RVDF of Costa Rica and European Union)22/02/2018
CX/RVDF 18/24/12
103Item 10 - Comments from the joint FAO/WHO JECFA Secretariat13/03/2018
104All files zip collection