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Order No. 1361 on the use of medicines for animals, official controls and food companies self-monitoring of residues.

Type of law

The Order applies to animal owners on the use and storage of drugs for animals. Additionally it provides guidelines for the unlawful treatment and on residues in animal products, food companies self-monitoring of residues in products of animal origin. For safety of livestock, medicine shall be administered according to approved products by veterinarians, pharmacies or other entity authorized by the Danish Health Authority. Products derived from food-producing animals, including meat, milk, eggs, fish and honey, shall not be traded, processed or used for human consumption containing residues of an authorized veterinary medicinal product maximum levels, or if containing residues of substances derived from illegal treatments.
The Order consists of 9 Chapters: Scope and definitions (1); Storage and labeling of medicines for animals (2); Administration of drugs for animals (3); Use of drugs on animals (4); The responsible individuals' records and documentation(5); Sales and detention periods (6); Products from treated animals (7); Inspection (8); Penalties and entry into force (9).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 January 2016.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om dyreejeres anvendelse af l gemidler til dyr samt offentlig kontrol og f devarevirksomheders egenkontrol med restkoncentrationer.