Medicated animal feed — manufacture, marketing and use

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) 2019/4 on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of medicated feed

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

Medicated feed is a mixture of animal food and veterinary medicine produced under controlled conditions, and requires a veterinary prescription following a clinical examination. The Regulation, repealing Directive 90/167/EEC:

Sets out rules at every stage from production to distribution, covering a number of areas including:

Sets out rules on the use of medicated feed:

Contributes to the EU’s action to fight antimicrobial resistance:

Creates the legal framework for manufacturing, placing on the market and use of medicated pet food:

The regulation is part of a package which includes Regulation (EU) 2019/6 on veterinary medicinal products.

Repeal

Regulation (EU) 2019/4 repeals Directive 90/167/EEC (see summary on Preparation and marketing of medicated foodstuffs for animals) with effect from 28 January 2022.

FROM WHEN DOES THIS REGULATION APPLY?

It applies from 28 January 2022.

BACKGROUND

See also:

KEY TERMS

Medicated feed: a feed, which is ready to be directly fed to animals without further processing, which is a mixture of one or more veterinary medicinal products and feed materials.
Antimicrobial: any substance with a direct action on micro-organisms used for treatment or prevention of infections or infectious diseases, including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiprotozoals.
Antimicrobial resistance: the ability of micro-organisms to survive or to grow in the presence of an antimicrobial agent which would normally be able to inhibit or kill a similar micro-organism.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) 2019/4 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of medicated feed, amending Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directive 90/167/EEC (OJ L 4, 7.1.2019, pp. 1-23)

RELATED DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) 2019/6 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on veterinary medicinal products and repealing Directive 2001/82/EC (OJ L 4, 7.1.2019, pp. 43-167)

last update 03.04.2019