Section 2(2) of this Act provides the legal powers to make secondary legislation to fulfil the UK’s EU obligations.
Section 2(2) of this Act provides the legal powers to make secondary legislation to fulfil the UK’s EU obligations. It can be used on its own as a general power, but Parliamentary scrutiny committees prefer to see its use restricted to those instances where powers under the Agriculture Act 1970 are considered insufficient to implement those obligations.
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.