Information for farmers about inspections carried out on farms using on-site feed mixers to add veterinary medicines into feed.
Who gets inspected
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) inspect farms using on-site feed mixers to add veterinary medicines into feed.
VMD inspects within 30 working days of receiving an application to be an approved medicine or feed mixer. The inspection can take place any time of the year.
VMD will usually go back 12 months after the first inspection for an early follow up.
What gets inspected
- manufacturing premises and equipment
- products, records, prescriptions, procedures and plans
Feed samples are taken to check any medicinal levels are compliant.
Time and length
VMD will send you a letter with the time and date of the inspection and a checklist of what will be inspected. The inspection takes about 1 to 1.5 hours.
You’ll be inspected every 4 years if you’re compliant. You’ll be inspected more often if non-compliances are found.
What happens next
You’ll get a handwritten copy of compliance if you’re low risk. If you have more than 6 non-compliances VMD will write to you requesting evidence of improvements, for example cleaning a messy area.
If you do not improve, VMD may inspect you again. You could then get a 14-day notice or have your licence removed.