Report for 2017 on the results from the monitoring of veterinary medicinal product residues and other substances in live animals and animal products
The report summarises the monitoring data collected in 2017 on the presence of residues of veterinary medicinal products and certain substances in live animals and animal products in the European Union. A total of 708,880 samples were reported to the European Commission by the 28 EU Member States. They consisted of 360,293 targeted samples and 55,088 suspect samples reported under Council Directive 96/23/EC, and of 16,542 samples collected at import and 276,957 samples collected in the framework of programmes developed under the national legislation. The majority of Member States fulfilled the minimum requirements for sampling frequency laid down in Council Directive 96/23/EC and in Commission Decision 97/747/EC. Overall in 2017, the percentage of non‐compliant targeted samples (0.35%) was comparable to the previous 10 years (0.25%–0.37%).