Non-UK Authorised Worming Tablets Seized at East Midlands Airport

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Non-UK Authorised Worming Tablets Seized at East Midlands Airport

Non-UK Authorised Worming Tablets Seized At East Midlands Airport

In a recent development, authorities at East Midlands Airport intercepted a package containing non-UK-authorised worming tablets intended for animals. The discovery was made by a courier company operating from the airport depot.

Non-UK Authorised Worming Tablets Seized At East Midlands Airport

The intercepted package, originating from Bulgaria, was bound for a residential address in Shropshire. Upon inspection, it was revealed that the package contained Biheldon tablets, a worming medication intended for use in both dogs and cats.

Non-UK Authorised Worming Tablets Seized At East Midlands Airport

Authorities promptly detained and seized the medication, as it did not meet the regulatory standards for veterinary medicines in the UK. The seizure was made under Regulation 25(1) of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013 (as amended), which pertains to the importation of unauthorised veterinary medicinal products.

Non-UK Authorised Worming Tablets Seized At East Midlands Airport

In total, 108 boxes of Biheldon tablets were confiscated during the operation.

Non-UK Authorised Worming Tablets Seized At East Midlands Airport

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate, responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of veterinary medicines in the UK, oversaw the seizure and emphasized the importance of adhering to regulatory standards to safeguard animal health.

Non-UK Authorised Worming Tablets Seized At East Midlands Airport

This incident serves as a reminder of the risks associated with the use of unauthorised veterinary medicines and the significance of strict enforcement measures to prevent their distribution and use. Authorities continue to monitor and take action against the importation of such products to uphold the integrity of veterinary medicine regulations and protect animal welfare.

Non-UK Authorised Worming Tablets Seized At East Midlands Airport

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