Erucic acid testing for certified seed – Code of Practice
AIC and BSPSB, as representative organisations of the seed breeding and certified seed industry, are keen to take steps to demonstrate that elevated levels of erucic acid seen in commercial crops over the past 3 years do not originate in certified seed.
The Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR) implement the EU legislation currently in operation relating to medicated feeds and specified feed additives (SFAs) (i.e. coccidiostats, histomonostats and non-antibiotic growth promoters) used in feedingstuffs. However, the EU Regulation on the production of Medicated Feed was agreed in June 2018 and comes into force on 28 January 2022. Amongst other things, it strengthens the action to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
The Veterinary Medicines Agency (VMD) has produced detailed guidance for manufacturers and suppliers of medicated feeds.