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New members join Veterinary Residues Committee

The UK's Veterinary Residues Committee (VRC) has appointed new members who will join in January 2009 until December 2012. They are Jon Averns (local authority), port health services director of the London port Health Authority; Tim Brigstocke (agriculture industry), who runs a livestock consultancy business and former chairman of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, Gill Clare (food chemical safety/risk assessment), a genetic toxicologist; Andrew Grant (fish farming), a veterinary graduate; Declan O'Rourke (pharmaceutical industry), an independent pharmacovigilance and livestock medicine consultant; and Michael Roberts (food industry), who has wide experience in senior science management. The VRC advises the veterinary Medicines Directorate and the Food Standards Agency on developing residues surveillance programs to protect consumer safety.


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