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You can find advice on other chemicals’ legislation and chemical products that are the remit of other government departments on their web pages:
- Department for Business Innovation and Skills
Their mission is building a dynamic and competitive UK economy by: creating the conditions for business success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and giving everyone the skills and opportunities to succeed.
- Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is the UK government department who oversees policies relating to chemicals.
- DEFRA Animal Health and Welfare
They deal with veterinary disinfectants under the Diseases of Animals (Disinfectants Approvals) Order 1978. Allows disinfectants to be placed on an approved list for controlling certain diseases if they have demonstrated efficacy to DEFRA.
- Food Standards Agency
The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food. They deal with enquiries relating to:
- Feeding Stuffs covered by Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002
- Food and food additives covered by Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004
- GM food and feed covered by Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003
- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
The Executive Agency of the Department of Health which enhances and safeguards the health of the public by ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe. They deal with enquires relating to:
- Medicinal products covered by Directive 2001/83/EC
- Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)
The vision of the VMD is the responsible, safe and effective use of veterinary medicinal products. In working towards achieving this vision the VMD aims to protect public health, animal health, the environment and promote animal welfare by assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines. They deal with enquires relating to:
- Veterinary medicinal products covered by Directive 2001/82/EC