Animals, Animal Products (Examination for Residues & Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations

Applies to the whole UK

Title: Animals, Animal Products (Examination for Residues & Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations

Category: England, Wales and Scotland Regulation

Date: 1997 (amended 2001)

Reference: SI 1997/1729 (2001/3590 [Full text])

General Description:

These regulations revoked and re-enact the Animal, Meat and Meat Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations 1991 plus other regulations relating to medicinal and hormonal substances. They implement EC Directive 96/22/EC concerning the prohibition on the use in stock farming of certain substances having a hormonal or thyrostatic action and beta-agonists.

Specifically these regulations:

  • Prohibit the sale, possession or administration to animals of specified unauthorised substances.
  • Prohibit the possession, slaughter or processing of meat from animals intended for human consumption which contain or which have been administered with specified unauthorised substances.
  • Prohibit the sale or supply for slaughter of animals if the appropriate withdrawal period has not expired or, subject to some exceptions, the sale of animals and animal products which contain unauthorised substances or an excess of authorised substances.
  • Prohibit subject to an exception, the disposal for human or animal consumption of slaughtered animals containing specified unauthorised substances.
  • Empower authorities to inspect and examine animals and to obtain any necessary analytical samples in order to enforce these regulations.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Meat, Meat Products, Residues

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