Final report of a mission carried out in India from 16-24 Sept. 2009 in order to evaluate the control of residues and contaminants in live animals and animal products, including controls on veterinary medicinal products

This report describes the outcome of a Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) mission in India, carried out between 16 and 24 September 2009, as part of the published programme of FVO inspections on residue controls in third countries. The objective of the mission was to evaluate the implementation of national measures, aimed at the control of residues and contaminants in live animals and animal products, including the controls on the distribution and use of veterinary medicinal products and feed additives, the use of which may give rise to residues in such products. The evaluation was based on the standards set out in Council Directive 96/23/EC, and other relevant Community legislation in this field, including legislation on the control and distribution of veterinary medicinal products. The mission assessed the performance of the competent authorities and other officially authorised entities involved in residues and veterinary medicinal product controls and the legal and administrative measures put in place to give effect to the relevant Community requirements with regard to import of food of animal origin into the EU.