Problem Or Issue:
Taking into account available information and as a precautionary approach the sheep meat withdrawal period has been increased from 18 to 42 days for both products. The new withdrawal period is as follows:
Sheep meat and offal: 42 days
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 for sheep meat and offal has been established for the products concerned:
Sheep meat and offal: 42 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.