Consultation on Animals and Animal Products Residues

Consultation opened on 03 June 2015. Closing date 21 August 2015.


The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety are carrying out a joint consultation on the consolidation of the Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 (As amended).


Consultation description

This procedure will combine a number of amendments to these Regulations into one piece of legislation, creating a more accessible, transparent and user-friendly version of the Regulations. This legislation is required to enforce European law on the control of residues of veterinary medicines and illegal substances in food products derived from animals. The new Regulations will not introduce any changes to policy or to existing compliance requirements for food business operators.

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