Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has amended the Turkish Food Codex Regulation on Classification of Pharmacological Active Agents for Animal Products and Maximum Residue Levels

On 15 February 2016; Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has amended the Turkish Food Codex Regulation on Classification of Pharmacological Active Agents for Animal Products and Maximum Residue Levels (the ‘‘Regulation’’), which aims to maintain food safety by controlling the maximum residue levels of pharmacological active agents in accordance with the international standards. 

Pursuant to the amendments, scope of the Regulation in relation to some active agents; determinant residue types, applicable animal species and maximum residue levels sections are extended. Also, the following new agents are included into the Regulation; hexaflumuron, cabergoline, clodronic acid, lufenuron and propyl-4-hydroxybenzoate.

Importantly, for businesses which process food and related products by using an active ingredient described by the Regulation, the deadline for harmonizing its production and compliance is designated as 01.03.2016.