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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/808 on the performance of analytical methods for residues of pharmacologically active substances used in food-producing animals and on the interpretation of results as well as on the methods to be used for sampling and repealing Decisions 2002/657/EC and 98/179/EC.

Type of law

This Regulation lays down rules concerning the methods of analysis used for sampling and for laboratory analyses in relation to residues of pharmacologically active substances in live food-producing animals, their body parts and fluids, excrements, tissues, products of animal origin, animal by-products, feed and water, as well as rules for the interpretation of analytical results of these laboratory analyses. This Regulation applies to official controls aimed at verifying compliance with the requirements on the presence of residues of pharmacologically active substances. Annex I sets out the performance criteria and other requirements for analytical methods, validation, quality control during routine analysis ongoing method performance verification and Annex II sets out the sampling procedures and official sample treatment. Therefore, Member States shall take, handle and label the samples in accordance with the detailed methods for sampling laid down in Annex II to this Regulation.
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Entry into force notes
This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal of the European Union L 180, 21 May 2021, pp. 84-109.
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