Current status:
European Commission final decision


On 21 February 2019, the European Medicines Agency (the Agency) completed a review of the consumer safety of the withdrawal periods (meat and offal) for sheep for veterinary medicinal products containing 50 mg closantel per ml (as a single active substance) presented as solutions for injection. The Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) concluded that the overall benefit-risk balance for the concerned products is positive and recommended amendments to the withdrawal periods for sheep to provide assurance for consumer safety. Withdrawal period refers to the minimum period of time from administering the last dose of veterinary medicinal product and the production of meat or other animal-derived products for food.

Key facts

Approved name
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name


Reference number
Article 35

Community interest referral: initiated in cases involving the interests of the Community or concerns relating to the protection of human or animal health or the environment.

European Commission final decision
Opinion date
EC decision date

All documents

Document description

  • Opinion - contains the CVMP opinion of the referred medicine(s)
  • List of the medicines affected by the referral (Annex I)
  • Scientific conclusions of the Committee (Annex II)

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