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Order No. 1432 on use of medicines for animals, official controls and food companies self-monitoring of residues.

Type of law

The Order sets regulations concerning animal owners and their use and storage of medicines for animals. The Order also provides for the processing on residues in animal products, its control and food businesses self-monitoring of residues in products of animal origin. Animal owners may only keep prescription drugs acquired through veterinary, pharmacy or other distribution activities approved by the Board of Health. The responsible person may only administer medicines she/he completed a course in the use of medicines for production, approved by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. 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); Submission of drugs for animals (3); Use of drugs on animals (4); Owner's records and documentation (5); Turnover and retentions (6); Products from treated animals (7); Inspection (8); Penalties and entry into force (9).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 January 2015.
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.