Food Law News - EU - 2008

Council Press Release, 19 December 2008

RESIDUES Council reaches Common Position on residue limits in foods of animal origin

The following is an extract from the minutes of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council Meeting:

The Council adopted its common position on the proposal for a Regulation laying down Community procedures for the establishment of residue limits of pharmacologically active substances in foodstuffs of animal origin, and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 ( 15079/08 + 15079/2/08 REV 2 ).

The provisions envisaged aim to guarantee a high level of protection of public health and to increase the availability of veterinary medicinal products. The main changes planned are as follows:

A further aim of the new Regulation is to simplify current legislation and to improve its legibility.

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