As the competent authority for the veterinary medicinal product, the task of Anses-ANMV is to ensure, through its control and inspection activities, the quality of the practices of the stakeholders (MA holders, manufacturers, importers, distributors, testing facilities, test promoters, investigators...) and the quality, efficacy, safety and availability of veterinary medicinal products. It has a team of qualified, qualified and sworn inspectors grouped in an inspection unit.
The inspectors are under the authority of the Director of Anses-ANMV. They carry out inspections on national territory or abroad. They shall ensure that the existing regulatory provisions are properly implemented by the relevant stakeholders.
Consult the list of authorised and sworn inspectors (PDF)
The operation and organisation of the inspection unit is based on the model proposed by the ISO/IEC 17020, Conformity Assessment — Requirements for the operation of different types of inspection bodies. The unit is regularly audited by its European peers in JAP and BEMA and international audits as part of the OECD’s JRP audits of the ICP/S and osev. It is also subject to periodic evaluation by its international partners under mutual recognition agreements between the European Union and the US FDA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Israel. The result of these evaluations is an acknowledgement of the quality of the Anses-ANMV inspection activities and their compliance with ethics and international standards of impartiality, independence and competence.