The National Pork Board and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) have jointly developed a searchable database with pharmaceutical manufacturer information on recommended withdrawal times to meet the new Japanese maximum residue limits (MRL).

The database can be accessed at the Pork Board's Japanese MRL Web page at www.pork.org.

The Japanese market specifications require imported pork products to comply with modified withdrawal periods for certain animal health products.

“In cooperation with the AASV, withdrawal information on specific products is now available on a much more simplified, searchable, sortable and printable database on the revamped Web site,” says Paul Sundberg, DVM, vice president of science and technology for the Pork Board. “The information on the Web site will be updated each time an animal health product company provides us with updated or new information.”