The Veterinary Residues Committee is an independent scientific advisory committee that advises government on the testing of foods from animals to look for residues of veterinary medicines and banned substances. For more details about our role visit the About Us page.
There are 14 members, drawn from a wide range of disciplines such as farming, food retailing, toxicology, veterinary medicine, consumers and food safety experts. Each member is appointed for their individual expertise, not to represent any particular group. For more details visit the Membership page.
Two surveillance schemes are overseen by the VRC:
For more information about how the schemes work please visit the Surveillance Information page.
E-mail: VRC Secretariat
Mrs Dorothy Craig
c/o Veterinary Medicines Directorate
Telephone: 01932 338322
Fax: 01932 336618
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We have tried to use plain English on this site, however for help on some of the technical terms used on this site please see our glossary.