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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Veterinary pharmaceutical companies

The production, wholesale distribution, processing, and import and export of veterinary medicinal products are activities which are subject to authorisation by the Director General of ANSES.

These authorisations are issued to companies for the specific facilities where the activity in question actually takes place.

These facilities are designated as veterinary pharmaceutical companies and possess premises with appropriate equipment and qualified personnel who work under the responsibility of a head pharmacist or veterinarian.

The opening of a company is subject to prior administrative authorisation for one or several activities enumerated in the French Public Health Code.  Authorisation is granted following an administrative and technical assessment based on a descriptive dossier.

These companies must be run according to the regulations set down in the Public Health Code and specified in the good practices enforceable for each type of activity in question.