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Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
13/02/2023 - 17/02/2023 | Portland, Oregon, United States of America

The 26th Session of the Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods will take place in Portland, Oregon, the United States of America from 13 to 17 February 2023. Physical working groups meetings will take place on Sunday 12 February (See Pre-CCRVDF26 meetings).
The physical meetings of working groups and the plenary sessions will be webcasted in English, French and Spanish (See Information for Delegates and Online Pre-Registration).

Practical information for delegates planning to attend CCRVDF26 is available in: English, French and Spanish in the list of documents here below.
The Session will also be broadcasted on Zoom in listening mode in: English, French, and Spanish. To follow the broadcast please register here.

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Specific requirements concerning COVID19
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  • General sanitary requirements
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  • Note: Please also check with the relevant sanitary agency of your country for specific requirements applicable to your country to travel the United States of America.

    All participants should provide their information (names and addresses) through the Codex Online Registration system by accessing the Login on the Codex website, latest by 13 January 2023.
    Login and password for the online registration have been provided to all Codex Contact Points and Contact Points of Observer Organizations. If the login and password have not been received, please contact [email protected].

    On-site registration (to collect badges and other materials) will also be available on:

  • Saturday, 11 February 2023 from 14:00 – 18:00 PST

  • Sunday, 12 February 2023 from 10:00 – 17:00 PST

  • Monday, 13 February 2023 from 08:00 – 17:00 PST and

  • Tuesday, 14 February 2023 from 08:00 – 12:00 PST.

    The Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel is within a half mile from Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Pioneer Courthouse Square and Mall, Portland Art Museum, and Portland State University. Pioneer Place MAX Station is two blocks away for connections to the Moda Center, Convention Center, and OMSI. Enjoy our restaurant, lobby bar, grab-and-go market, and fitness center.

    921 SW 6th Ave
    Portland, OR 97204
    Phone: +1- 503-226-1611
    Hotel check-in: 16:00
    Hotel check-out: 12:00

    Hotel Reservation at the Hilton Portland Downtown

    Please CLICK HERE to book, modify and cancel your hotel reservations online.
    **Please note that this link only works on computers and is not tablet or mobile friendly.
    The reservation link automatically populates availability for the following dates: February 10-18, 2023. Guest should click on "change search" to personalize their dates of stay.
    The CCRVDF26 special rate of $176.32 USD per night (single or double occupancy) is inclusive of the sales and tourism tax. All delegates are encouraged to secure a hotel reservation as early as possible. If your plans change and you can no longer attend CCRVDF26, you may cancel your hotel reservation, without penalty, up to 72 hours prior to your arrival.
    The special rate is available only until January 20, 2023. Any hotel reservations requested after this date will be based on availability. Delegates are encouraged to make their hotel reservations early.


    General Information
    In preparation for CCRVDF26, the following working groups will take place on Sunday 12 February 2023 to consider comments submitted in reply to relevant circular letters in order to prepare recommendations for consideration by the Plenary Session and any other comments/concerns raised by Codex members/observers during the discussion of these items in order to facilitate discussion and decision-making by CCRVDF26.

  • The meetings will be broadcasted on Zoom in listening mode in: English, French, and Spanish. To follow the broadcast please register following the link provided under Information for Delegates.

  • Codex Members/Observers attending the meetings in person should register through the Online Registration System following the ink provided under the Online Pre-Registration.

  • For further information about this event please contact the CCRVDF Secretariat on [email protected]

    Supporting documents are working documents and comment papers, including Conference Room Documents (CRDs) published on this site. Any additional documents prepared by the Chairs of the Working Groups will be published on this site.

    Tentative Timetable
    A tentative timetable is provided below. Exact length of each part subject to variation depending on the complexity of the discussion. Comfort breaks will be announced as necessary during the meetings.

    Working GroupTime (PST)
    Priority List of Veterinary Drugs for Evaluation/Re-Evaluation by JECFA09:00 – 10:00
    Extrapolation of MRLs to One or More Species10:30 – 12:30
    Criteria and Procedures for the Establishment of Action Levels14:00 – 16:00


    Circular Letters

    The list of CLs relevant to CCRVDF26 is available from "Related Circular Letters”.

    JECFA Reports

    The summary and full report of JECFA meetings, including other relevant documents such as residue and toxicological monographs, are available from the FAO and WHO websites to inform comments and discussion on MRLs, in particular, Agenda Items 6 and 11.
  • The summary report of JECFA94 is available from FAO and WHO websites.

  • The full report of JECFA94 is available from the WHO website.

  • JECFA reports and monographs are available in English only.

    Working Documents

    Documents for consideration by CCRVDF26 will be published on this page as soon as they become available. They will be available in English, French and Spanish. CRDs may be translated or kept in original language. No printed copies of working documents will be made available for the plenary session.


    The draft report and appendices will not be printed but they will be made available online.
    The draft report will be available in English, French and Spanish. Appendices will be available in English only.

    A letter from the Chair of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods, Brandi Robinson, addressing all Codex Members and Observers participating in the forthcoming session of CCRVDF and related activities, can be found here in English, French and Spanish. Codex Members and Observers are kindly invited to read the letter welcoming delegates to CCRVDF26.


    English, French, Spanish


    Related documents

    ItemDescriptionUpload date
    Document Reference
    1Provisional Agenda01/02/2023
    CX/RVDF 23/26/1 - Rev
    3Matters of interest arising from FAO/WHO including JECFA10/11/2022
    CX/RVDF 23/26/3
    4Matters of interest arising from the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre17/11/2022
    CX/RVDF 23/26/4
    5Matters of interest arising from WOAH including VICH30/11/2022
    CX/RVDF 23/26/5(REV)
    8.1Criteria and procedures for the establishment of action levels for unintended and unavoidable carryover of veterinary drugs from feed to food of animal origin06/12/2022
    CX/RVDF 23/26/8
    9.1Matters of interest arising from the Joint CCPR/CCRVDF EWG08/12/2022
    CX/RVDF 23/26/9
    7.1Extrapolation of MRLs for veterinary drugs to one or more species 08/12/2022
    CX/RVDF 23/26/7
    0.2Information for delegates22/12/2022
    Inf for Delegates
    10Comments in reply to CL 2022/72-RVDF (Priority list)16/01/2023
    CX/RVDF 23/26/11
    6Comments in reply to CL 2022/71-RVDF (MRLs for veterinary drugs)16/01/2023
    CX/RVDF 23/26/6
    9.3Work in parallel on issues pertaining to harmonization of edible offal23/01/2023
    CX/RVDF 23/26/10
    101Division of Competence between the European Union and its Member States01/02/2023
    2Matters referred by CAC and/or other subsidiary bodies 02/02/2023
    CX/RVDF 23/26/2
    7.2Comments in reply to CL 2022/76-RVDF (Extrapolation of MRLs)08/02/2023
    CX/RVDF 23/26/7 Add.1
    8.2Comments in reply to CL 2022/77-RVDF (Action Levels)08/02/2023
    CX/RVDF 23/26/8 Add.1
    9.2Comments in reply to CL 2022/78-RVDF (Joint CCPR/CCRVDF WG) 08/02/2023
    CX/RVDF 23/26/9-Add.1
    116Comments of Argentina07/02/2023
    103Report of the physical working group on extrapolation of MRLs for veterinary drugs in foods to one or more species07/02/2023
    102Report of the Working Group on the Priority List of Veterinary Drugs for Evaluation/Re-Evaluation by JECFA 13/02/2023
    104Report of the PWG on Criteria and Procedures for the Establishment of Action Levels for Unintended and Unavoidable carryover of Veterinary Drugs from Feed to Food of Animal Origin13/02/2023
    0.1Report of CCRVDF2617/03/2023
    105Observations de l'Indonésie06/02/2023
    109Comments of Nigeria01/02/2023
    108Comments of the European Union01/02/2023
    107Comments of The Philippines01/02/2023
    106Comments of Senegal01/02/2023
    110Comments of Jordan, Morocco, AIDMSO and IUFoST02/02/2023
    112Comments of Ghana07/02/2023
    111Document by Jordan, Morocco, IUFoST and AIDSMO09/02/2023
    114Comments of Egypt07/02/2023
    113Comments of Thailand10/02/2023
    115Comments of El Salvador07/02/2023
    118Comments of Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, Panamá, República Dominicana and Uruguay 11/02/2023
    117Comments of Uganda07/02/2023
    119Comments of the Russian Federation11/02/2023
    120Comments of HealthforAnimals 12/02/2023
    121Comments of African Union11/02/2023
    122Comments of the Republic of Korea13/02/2023
    201Statement of the European Union and its Member states on the Russian aggression against Ukraine13/02/2023
    202Impact on multilateral relations in the Codex Alimentarius Commission in light of the current and ongoing situation in Ukraine (prepared by UK)14/02/2023
    203Statement from Australia on Russia’s actions in Ukraine14/02/2023
    204Statement from Canada concerning Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine14/02/2023
    205Statement from the United States regarding Russia's unprovoked war against Ukraine14/02/2023
    206Statement from New Zealand on Russia’s actions in Ukraine14/02/2023
    124Revised Proposed Approach for Establishing Action Levels for Veterinary Drug Residues in Food Products from Non-target Aminals Linked to the Unintended and Unavoidable Veterinary Drug Caryy-over in Non-target Animal Feed15/02/2023
    123Comments of Ecuador14/02/2023
    207All files zip collection