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Published on 14/02/2014

Regulation

Brucellosis diagnostic and control

EU legislation 

  • EU Animal Health Law 

[relayed from EC website] The European Parliament and the Council adopted the Regulation on transmissible animal diseases (“Animal Health Law”) in March 2016. The Regulation was published in the Official Journal on 31 March 2016 and the full text is available here.

  • Législation on trade of bovine, sheep and goats 

Council Directive 64/432EEC on animal health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine

This directive lays down measures on: Requirements for trade of bovines based on herd qualification. The procedures for gaining, maintaining, suspending, withdrawing or regaining the Officially Brucellosis Free (OBF) status (based on serological/milk tests at herd level) (Annex A, II) A Member State or part of a Member State may be declared OBF Diagnosis of bovine brucellosis in cattle (Annex C – modified based on EFSA opinion 2006 by Commission Decision 2008/984/EC).

Council Directive 91/68EEC on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in ovine and caprine animals

This directive lays down measures on: Requirements for trade of sheep and goats based on holding qualification. The procedures for gaining, maintaining, suspending, withdrawing or regaining the Brucella melitensis Officially Free (OBmF) status , based on serological/milk tests at holding level. (Annex A) A Member State or part of a Member State may be declared OBmF Diagnosis of S&G brucellosis (Annex C).

  • Legislation on animal products for human consumption (meat and milk)

Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the EP and of the Council: laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin (Annex III, section IX, chapter I). - Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of the EP and of the Council: laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption (Annex I, section IV, chapter IX).

Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 of the EP and of the Council: laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption (Annex I, section IV, chapter IX).

  • Legislation on vaccines

Council Directive 91/68EEC, Council Directive 64/432/EEC and Commission Decision 2002/598/EC approving vaccines against bovine brucellosis within the framework of Council Directive 64/432/EEC
 

International standards

Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals (last updates 2015-2016)

Terrestrial Animal Health Code 2017

Quality management in laboratories

ISO 17025:2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals 2017

List of OIE reference laboratories

Legislation on official controls

EU legislation 

  •  Current Regulation (EC) 882/2004 on on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules

The regulation 882/2004 aims to create an integrated and uniform approach to official controls along the agri-food chain. Its purpose is to allow competent authorities in the Member States to verify compliance with food and feed law, and to:

•prevent or eliminate risks which may arise, either directly or via the environment, for human beings and animals, or reduce these risks to an acceptable level;

•guarantee fair practices as regards trade in food and feed;

•ensure protection of consumers' interests, including labelling of food and feed and any other form of information intended for consumers.

 

Regulation (EC) N° 882/2004 was recently reviewed and will after a transition period be replaced by the:

Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625, which addresses official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products (Official Controls Regulation - OCR). Main elements of regulation can be found on the following webpage: https://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/official_controls/legislation_en