The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, recently launched a public consultation on EU Regulations on veterinary medicinal products.
The public are now welcomed to voice their opinions on the regulations that determine rules for the sale, manufacture, import, export, supply, distribution, advertising, control and use of veterinary medicinal products and will apply in the European Union from 28 January 2022.
This public consultation along with its subsequent submissions will part inform the legislation required to enforce the Regulation in Ireland.
The consultation will remain open until 5 pm on Wednesday, July 22nd, and can be found on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s website.
Minister Creed stated: “This Regulation aims to modernise legislation, increase the availability of veterinary medicinal products, and strengthen the EU’s response to antimicrobial resistance.”
“My Department has been engaging with key stakeholders over the past number of months on areas of particular interest and will continue to do so to ensure we take account of all views from across the sector,” he added.
Furthermore, the Minister for Agriculture said he recognises the importance of access to veterinary medicines in Ireland and the important contribution they play in Ireland’s agricultural industry.
“It is important we hear from the public and stakeholders on this issue and, therefore, I would encourage all those with an interest to engage with the Department’s consultation,” he concluded.