19.8.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 214/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1356/2005

of 18 August 2005

amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 laying down a Community procedure for the establishment of maximum residue limits of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin, as regards oxolinic acid and morantel

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 of 26 June 1990 laying down a Community procedure for the establishment of maximum residue limits of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin (1), and in particular Article 2 thereof,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Medicines Agency formulated by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use,

Whereas:

(1)

All pharmacologically active substances which are used within the Community in veterinary medicinal products intended for administration to food-producing animals should be evaluated in accordance with Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90.

(2)

Oxolinic acid has been included in Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 for chicken and porcine for muscle, skin and fat, liver and kidney, for muscle and skin in natural proportions for fin fish and excluding animals from which eggs are produced for human consumption. The entry should be extended to all food-producing species excluding animals from which milk or eggs are produced for human consumption, for fin fish, this entry relates only to ‘muscle and skin in natural proportions’ and for porcine and poultry species the maximum residue limit concerning fat relates to ‘skin and fat in natural proportions’.

(3)

Morantel has been included in Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 for bovine and ovine for muscle, fat, liver, kidney and milk. That entry should be extended to all ruminants.

(4)

Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 should be amended accordingly.

(5)

An adequate period should be allowed before the applicability of this Regulation in order to enable Member States to make any adjustment which may be necessary in the light of this Regulation to the marketing authorisations granted in accordance with Directive 2001/82/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on the Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products (2).

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Veterinary Medicinal Products,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 18 October 2005.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 18 August 2005.

For the Commission

Günter VERHEUGEN

Vicepresident


(1)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1299/2005 (OJ L 206, 9.8.2005, p. 4).

(2)  OJ L 311, 28.11.2001, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Directive 2004/28/EC (OJ L 136, 30.4.2004, p. 58).


ANNEX

A.   The following substances are inserted in Annex I (List of pharmacologically active substances for which maximum residue limits have been fixed)

1.   Anti-infectious agents

1.2.   Antibiotics

1.2.3.   Quinolones

Pharmacologically active substance(s)

Marker residue

Animal species

MRLs

Target tissues

Oxolinic acid

Oxolinic acid

All food-producing species (1)

100 μg/kg

Muscle (2)

50 μg/kg

Fat (3)

150 μg/kg

Liver

150 μg/kg

Kidney

2.   Antiparasitic agents

2.1.   Agents acting against endoparasites

2.1.7.   Tetrahydropyrimides

Pharmacologically active substance(s)

Marker residue

Animal species

MRLs

Target tissues

Morantel

Sum of residues which may be hydrolysed to N-methyl-1,3-propanediamine and expressed as morantel equivalents

All ruminants

100 μg/kg

Muscle

100 μg/kg

Fat

800 μg/kg

Liver

200 μg/kg

Kidney

50 μg/kg

Milk


(1)  Not for use in animals from which milk or eggs are produced for human consumption; MRLs for fat, liver and kidney do not apply to fin fish

(2)  For fin fish this MRL relates to ‘muscle and skin in natural proportions’;

(3)  For porcine and poultry species this MRL relates to ‘skin and fat in natural proportions’.