EU committee to re-evaluate zinc oxide decision

Monday January 23, 2017/ NPA/ United Kingdom.

03-Feb-2017 (1 years 7 months 17 days ago)

The NPA has been among those leading the fightback, after the EU Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) made its recommendation in December on the back of environmental concerns about the use of zinc oxide.

The NPA and others have argued that the committee’s claim that the environmental risk from using the product outweighs the benefits it delivers for piglet health in addressing post-weaning diarrhoea is based on a flawed assessment.

The CVMP has now decided to re-evaluate its opinion on this topic. It will have up to 60 days from February 6 to carry out its review, suggesting its final opinion will be reached by the beginning of April.

Once the final opinion is published, the European Commission will begin the formal decision-making process.