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Safety of Drug Residues in Animals Destined for Human Consumption

The FDA Latin America Regional Office and Center for Veterinary Medicine in cooperation with Costa Rica’s Ministry of Agriculture, National Animal Health Services (SENASA) gathered experts from several Central American and Caribbean countries, in San José, Costa Rica on January 11 – 14 for a workshop to exchange information and best practices pertaining to the regulation of veterinary drugs and the food derived from animals treated with such medicines. The workshop entitled the Safety of Drug Residues in Animals Destined for Human Consumption provided an opportunity for scientists and regulatory officials from the national governments to work together to protect the public health by ensuring the safety and effectiveness of veterinary drugs and the safe use of those drugs.

Pictures show the presentation ceremony of certificates to attendees

Mr. Peter M. Brennan and Moises O

Mr.  Peter M. Brennan
Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy San Jose,
speaking at the podium.


Dr. Yayo Vicente, Mr. Peter Brennan

From left to right:
Dr. Yayo Vicente, Director of the Costarrica National Animal Health Service
Mr. Peter Brennan, Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy San Jose
Dr. Steven Vaughn, Director, Office OF New Animal drugs


Mr. Moisés O’Neill, Mr. Peter Brennan, Dr. Steven Vaughn, and Dr. Yayo Vicente

From left to right:
Mr. Moisés O’Neill, FDA Deputy Director, Latin America Regional Office
Mr. Peter Brennan, Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy San Jose
Dr. Steven Vaughn, Director, Office OF New Animal drugs
Dr. Yayo Vicente, Director of the Costa Rica National Animal Health Service


Pictures show the handing of the certificates to attendees by country

Group picture of participants with certificates


Group picture at the Safety of Drug Residues in Animals Destined for Human Consumption workshop

Group picture of workshop participants

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