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Commission Regulation (EC) No 1311/96 of 8 July 1996 amending Annexes I, II, III and IV of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 laying down a Community procedure for the establishment of maximum residue limits of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin (Text with EEA relevance)
  • No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 05/07/2009; Implicitly repealed by 32009R0470
OJ L 170, 9.7.1996, p. 4–7 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)
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  • Date of document: 08/07/1996
  • Date of effect: 07/09/1996; Entry into force Date pub. + 60 See Art 2
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  • Additional information: Extended to the EEA by 21998D0507(05) EEA relevance
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9.7.1996   

EN

Official Journal of the European Communities

L 170/4


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1311/96

of 8 July 1996

amending Annexes I, II, III and IV of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 laying down a Community procedure for the establishment of maximum residue limits of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 of 26 June 1990 laying down a Community procedure for the establishment of maximum residue limits of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin (1), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1147/96 (2), and in particular Articles 5, 6, 7 and 8 thereof,

Whereas, in accordance with Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90, maximum residue limits must be established progressively for all pharmacologically active substances which are used within the Community in veterinary medicinal products intended for administration to food-producing animals;

Whereas maximum residue limits should be established only after the examination within the Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products of all the relevant information concerning the safety of residues of the substance concerned for the consumer of foodstuffs of animal origin and the impact of residues on the industrial processing of foodstuffs;

Whereas, in establishing maximum residue limits for residues of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin, it is necessary to specify the animal species in which residues may be present, the level which may be present in each of the relevant meat tissues obtained from the treated animal (target tissue) and the nature of the residue which is relevant for the monitoring of residues (marker residue);

Whereas, for the control of residues, as provided for in appropriate Community legislation, maximum residue limits should usually be established for the target tissues of liver or kidney, whereas, however, the liver and kidney are frequently removed from carcasses moving in international trade, and maximum residue limits should therefore also always be established for muscle or fat tissues;

Whereas, in the case of veterinary medicinal products intended for use in laying birds, lactating animals or honey bees, maximum residue limits must also be established for eggs, milk or honey;

Whereas, difloxacin should be inserted into Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90;

Whereas dimethyl phthalate, diethyl phthalate, ethyl lactate, heptaminol, menthol, phloroglucinol and trime-thylphloroglucinol should be inserted into Annex II to Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90;

Whereas, in order to allow for the completion of scientific studies, carprofen and penethamate (for ovine and porcine) should be inserted into Annex III to Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90;

Whereas, in order to allow for the completion of the scientific studies in progress, the duration of the validity of the provisional maximum residue limits previously defined in Annex III of Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 should be extended for thiabendazole;

Whereas it appears that maximum residue limits cannot be established for colchicine because residues, at whatever limit, in foodstuffs of animal origin constitute a hazard to the health of the consumer; whereas colchicine should therefore be inserted into Annex IV to Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90;

Whereas a period of 60 days should be allowed before the entry into force of this Regulation in order to allow Member States to make any adjustment which may be necessary to the authorizations to place the veterinary medicinal products concerned on the market which have been granted in accordance with Council Directive 81/851/EEC (3), as last amended by Directive 93/40/EEC (4), to take account of the provisions of this Regulation;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Veterinary Medicinal Products,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes I, II, III and IV of Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 are hereby amended as set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 60th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 8 July 1996.

For the Commission

Martin BANGEMANN

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ No L 224, 18. 8. 1990, p. 1.

(2)  OJ No L 151, 26. 6. 1996, p. 26.

(3)  OJ No L 317, 6. 11. 1981, p. 1.

(4)  OJ No L 214, 24. 8. 1993, p. 31.


ANNEX

A.

Annex I is modified as follows:

1.

Anti-infectious agents

1.2.

Antibiotics

1.2.3.

Quinolones

Pharmacologically active substance

Marker residue

Animal species

MRLs

Target tissues

Other provisions

1.2.3.3.

Difloxacin

Difloxacin

Chicken, turkey

200 μg/kg

Liver

 

150 μg/kg

Kidney

 

50 μg/kg

Muscle

 

200 μg/kg

Skin and fat’

 

B.

Annex II is modified as follows:

2.

Organic compounds

Pharmacologically active substance(s)

Animal species

Other provisions

2.44.

Dimethyl phthalate

All food producing species

 

2.45.

Diethyl phthalate

All food producing species

 

2.46.

Ethyl lactate

All food producing species

 

2.47.

Heptaminol

All food producing species

 

2.48.

Menthol

All food producing species

 

2.49.

Phloroglucinol

All food producing species

 

2.50.

Trimethylphloroglucinol

All food producing species’

 

C.

Annex III is modified as follows:

1.

Anti-infectious agents

1.2.

Antibiotics

1.2.9.

Penicillins

Pharmacologically active substance(s)

Marker residue

Animal species

MRLs

Target tissues

Other provisions

1.2.9.1.

Penethamate

Benzylpenicillin

Ovine

50 μg/kg

Muscle, liver, kidney, fat

Provisional MRLs expire on 1.1.1998’

4 μg/kg

Milk

Porcine

50 μg/kg

Muscle, liver, kidney, fat

2.

Antiparasitic agents

2.1.

Agents acting against endo-parasites

2.1.1.

Benzimidazoles and pro-benzimidazoles

Pharmacologically active substance(s)

Marker residue

Animal species

MRLs

Target tissues

Oher provisions

‘2.1.1.5.

Thiabendazole

Sum of thiabendazole and 5-hydroxythiabendazole

Bovine, ovine, caprine

100 μg/kg

Muscle, liver, kidney, fat, milk

Provisional MRLs expire on 1. 1. 1998’

5.

Anti-inflammatory agents

5.1.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

5.1.1.

Arylpropionic acid derivative

Pharmacologically active substance(s)

Marker residue

Animal species

MRLs

Target tissues

Other provisions

5.1.1.2.

Carprofen

Carprofen

Bovine

1 000 μg/kg

Liver, kidney

Provisional MRLs expire on 1.1.1998’

500 μg/kg

Muscle, fat

 

Equine

1 000 μg/kg

Liver, kidney

 

50 μg/kg

Muscle

 

100 μg/kg

Fat

 

D.

Annex IV is modified as follows:

List of pharmacologically active substances for which no maximum levels can be fixed:

‘7.

Colchicine’.


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