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Welcome for ‘no increase’ of VMD charges

SAMW has written to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate welcoming their decision not to increase charges for the surveillance of residues of veterinary medicinal products and other substances.

“The Association is very pleased that there will be no increase in charges this year,” wrote Executive Director, Ian Anderson.  “Our remaining concern, however, is the revision of Council Directive 96/23.

“Our view is that testing could be better targeted towards foodstuffs carrying the greatest risk and we are pleased to note that work on reviewing 96/23 is now under way.  I would be grateful to know the timescale for this.”

He then added: “Until this Directive is changed there should be no further increases in charges to the industry.”

Click here for details of Council Directive 96/23