EU Regulation on Animal by-products affects Medical Devices & Cosmetics

Regulation 1069/2009 and Commission Regulation 142/2011 does not apply to finished products under the respective scopes of the:

  • Scope of MDD 93/42/EEC
  • Scope of AIMDD 90/385/EEC
  • Scope of IVDD 98/79/EC
  • Scope of Cosmetics under the 76/768/EEC and repealing regulation EC 1223/2009,

Since they are not considered as “animal by-products not intended for human consumption”. Therefore; they are not subjected to any veterinary checks under Council Directive 97/78/EC that lays down the principles governing the organization of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries.

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