Taking into account available information and as a precautionary approach the meat and offal withdrawal period has been increased from 28 to 58 days for both products. The new withdrawal period is as follows:
Cattle meat and offal: 58 days.
Problem Or Issue:
Taking into account available information and as a precautionary approach the meat and offal withdrawal period has been increased from 28 days to 58 days for both products.
There will be a delay between existing stock indicating a 28 days withdrawal period on the labelling being utilised, and new stock with the updated withdrawal period information being available on the market.
Users should follow the new withdrawal period for meat and offal (58 days) with immediate effect.
Actions To Be Taken:
The marketing authorisation holder for the products involved has submitted variations to the terms of the marketing authorisations to the HPRA and these have been approved. The following revised withdrawal period has been established for the products concerned: Meat and offal: 58 days.
Veterinary practitioners, pharmacists, licensed merchants and farmers should follow the amended withdrawal period and apply it forthwith (even where the product labelling indicates otherwise).
The HPRA advises users of these veterinary medicinal products to follow the conditions of the marketing authorisations as set out on the HPRA website (www.hpra.ie), pending the availability of new stock with updated labelling reflecting the revised withdrawal periods for the products concerned.