Council Directive 85/358/EEC of 16 July 1985 supplementing Directive 81/602/EEC concerning the prohibition of certain substances having a hormonal action and of any substances having a thyrostatic action

Published date23 July 1985
Subject MatterApproximation of laws,Veterinary legislation
Official Gazette PublicationOfficial Journal of the European Communities, L 191, 23 July 1985
EUR-Lex - 31985L0358 - EN 31985L0358

Council Directive 85/358/EEC of 16 July 1985 supplementing Directive 81/602/EEC concerning the prohibition of certain substances having a hormonal action and of any substances having a thyrostatic action

Official Journal L 191 , 23/07/1985 P. 0046 - 0049
Finnish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 18 P. 0241
Spanish special edition: Chapter 03 Volume 36 P. 0104
Swedish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 18 P. 0241
Portuguese special edition Chapter 03 Volume 36 P. 0104


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COUNCIL DIRECTIVE

of 16 July 1985

supplementing Directive 81/602/EEC concerning the prohibition of certain substances having a hormonal action and of any substances having a thyrostatic action

(85/358/EEC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN

COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Articles 43 and 100 thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 81/602/EEC of 31 July 1981 concerning the prohibition of certain substances having a hormonal action and of any substances having a thyrostatic action (1), and in particular Article 7 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (2),

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament (3),

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee (4),

Whereas Community control measures should be introduced to guarantee the uniform application, in all Member States, of the standards fixed in Directive 81/602/EEC;

Whereas such control measures must cover the various phases running from manufacturing to the sale of the substances and the veterinary pharmaceutical preparations referred to in Directive 81/602/EEC;

Whereas under Article 7 of Directive 81/602/EEC it is incumbent upon the Council to adopt in particular the detailed rules for carrying out controls covering farm animals in their farms of origin and at the slaughterhouse, and the meat of such animals and the meat products obtained therefrom;

Whereas provisions should be made for the official taking of samples at the slaughterhouse; whereas, furthermore, where there is a justified suspicion of infringement, provision should be made for the possibility taking such samples at the farm of origin;

Whereas the analysis of samples must be carried out in an officially approved laboratory;

Whereas, pending the adoption of a uniform Community method of analysis and reference methods, a common methodology should be adopted to be used in the event of dispute;

Whereas, where the presence of prohibited substances or of the residues of such substances is confirmed, an investigation should be made at the farm of origin in order to exclude the meat in question from human and animal consumption and to place the prohibited substances under official control;

Whereas in order to facilitate the implementation of the envisaged provisions, provision should be made for a procedure establishing close cooperation between the Member States and the Commission within the Standing Veterinary Committee set up by the Council Decision of 15 October 1968,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

The Member States shall ensure that official on-the-spot random controls are made on the substances referred to in Directive 81/602/EEC at the manufacturing, handling, storage, transport, distribution and sales stages for the presence of prohibited substances and veterinary pharmaceutical preparations containing prohibited substances which may be intended to be administered to animals for fattening purposes.

Article 2

Without prejudice to the controls provided for in Directives 64/433/EEC (1) and 72/462/EEC (2), Member States...

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