REPORT OF THE SCIENTIFIC VETERINARY COMMITTEE, THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE FOR ANIMAL NUTRITION AND THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE FOR FOOD ON THE BASIS OF THE REPORT OF THE SCIENTIFIC GROUP ON ANABOLIC AGENTS
On the 31 July 1981 the Council adopted Directive 81/602/EEC concerning the prohibition of certain substances having a hormonal action and of any substance having a thyrostatic action. By Article 5 of that directive the Council decided to take a decision as soon as possible on the administering to farm animals of oestradiol(17-beta), testosterone, progesterone, trenbolone and zeranol, for fattening purposes. It also noted the Commission's intention to consult the competent scientific committees on the matter. The Commission asked the Scientific Veterinary Committee, the Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition and the Scientific Committee for Food the question: "Does the use for fattening purposes in animals of the following substances: oestradiol(17-beta), testosterone, progesterone, trenbolone and zeranol present any harmful effect to health?" To facilitate this work a specific scientific group was created in which representatives of each of the scientific committees participated. This document contains the report adopted by the scientific group as a result of its final meeting of 22 September 1982. This report was made available to the scientific committees whose opinion was requested. The Scientific Veterinary Committee gave its opinion at its 5th meeting on 9 November 1982. The Scientific Veterinary on Animal Nutrition gave its opinion at its 33rd meeting on 17 November 1982. The Scientific Committee for Food gave its opinion at its 39th meeting on 4 February 1983.
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