Veterinary Residues Legislation
The legislation that requires the analyse of samples from food producing animals and their products.
The requirement for analyse of samples from food producing animals and their products for residues of veterinary medicines and prohibited substances is provided in Council Directive 96/23/EC.
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) are responsible for running the programme which is set out nationally in The Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulation 1997.
For the text of the relevant Legislation please go to Legislation.gov.uk.
- The Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) (England and Scotland) Regulations 2015 came into effect on 1 July 2015. This is a consolidated version of the 1997 Regulations and amendments, which covered Great Britain.
- Wales is still covered by the 1997 Regulations and amendments.
- Northern Ireland is consulting on their version of the consolidated Regulations, which should come into effect later in 2015.
UK Legislation on charges relating to Veterinary Residues
- The Charges for Residues Surveillance (Amendment) Regulations 2011
- Directive 96/22 which concerns the prohibition on the use in stockfarming of certain substances having hormonal or thyrostatic action and of beta-agonists
- Directive 96/23 concerns measures to monitor certain substances and residues thereof in live animals and animal products
- Regulation 470/2009 concerns laying down Community procedures for the establishment of residue limits of pharmacologically active substances in foodstuffs of animal origin
- Regulation 37/2010 concerns pharmacologically active substances and their classification regarding maximum residue limits in foodstuffs of animal origin