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The Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations 1997

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Prohibition of possession of beta-agonists or hormonal substances

4.  (1)  No person shall be in possession of any beta-agonist or hormonal substance unless—

(a)subject to paragraph (3) below, it is, or is contained in, a product which complies with the requirements of regulation 25 and is for the purposes of administration in accordance with regulation 26, 27 or 28; or

(b)that person is the holder of a manufacturer’s or wholesale dealer’s licence granted under section 8 of the Medicines Act 1968(1) and is in possession of it for the purposes of a marketing authorisation relating to a product which is to contain that beta-agonist or hormonal substance.

(2) No person shall be in possession of any product which contains a beta-agonist or hormonal substance unless—

(a)that person is the holder of a marketing authorisation which authorises the placing on the market of that product;

(b)that person is the holder of a manufacturer’s or wholesale dealer’s licence granted under section 8 of the Medicines Act 1968 and is in possession of it for the purpose of the marketing authorisation relating to it; or

(c)subject to paragraph (3) below, it complies with the requirements of regulation 25 and is for the purposes of administration in accordance with regulation 26, 27 or 28.

(3) No person, other than a veterinary surgeon, shall, on a farm, be in possession of a beta-agonist, or any product containing a beta-agonist which, if administered to an animal, could be for induction purposes in the treatment of tocolysis.

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