An Aurivo plant in Northern Ireland has been issued with an animal medicines improvement notice by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD).
Issued this morning (Tuesday, February 12), the notice was issued to the Northern Irish branch of the north-west dairy giant.
According to the veterinary authority, the firm contravened the Veterinary Medicines Regulation (VMR) 2013 at its plant in Omagh, Co. Tyrone.
By this, Aurivo apparently failed to "keep proper records for the supply of veterinary medicinal products classified as POM-VPS, contrary to Regulation 23 of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013", according to the VMD.
Ordering the company to improve on this, the authority said:
"All POM-VPS supplies must be prescribed by a suitably qualified person and full records kept of purchaser, product, date of supply, quantity and batch number.
"Records must be maintained for at least five years," the VMD added.
In addition, an animal medicines improvement notice has also been issued to APG Supplies and Services, based in Co. Fermanagh.
According to the VMD, the firm contravened the Veterinary Medicines Regulation (VMR) 2013 by advertising and placing on the market an unauthorised veterinary medicine - Parakill - both online and instore, contrary to Regulation 4 of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013.
The improvements required are:
- All medicinal claims to be removed from all AGP Supplies and Services online platforms, including any pictures of Parakill;
- All stock with medicinal claims to be removed from sale;
- All literature/banners/adverts with medicinal claims are to be removed from customer/public access.