Records of the receipt or supply of prescription products
23.—(1) Any person permitted under these Regulations to supply a veterinary medicinal product classified as POM-V or POM-VPS who receives or supplies any such veterinary medicinal product must keep all documents relating to the transaction that show—
(b)the name of the veterinary medicinal product;
(c)the batch number (except that, in the case of a product for a non-food-producing animal, this need only be recorded either on the date of receipt of the batch or the date a veterinary medicinal product from the batch is first supplied);
(e)the name and address of the supplier or recipient; and
(f)if there is a written prescription, the name and address of the person who wrote the prescription and a copy of the prescription.
(2) If the documents do not include this information that person must make a record of the missing information as soon as is reasonably practicable following the transaction.
(3) As an alternative to paragraphs (1) and (2) that person may make a record of all the information required there provided that this is done as soon as is reasonably practicable following the transaction.
(4) The documentation and records must be kept for at least five years.
(5) It is an offence to fail to comply with this regulation.