Target Animal Batch Safety Testing

Consortium members PETA US and PETA UK prompted the UK government to end its requirement that companies pay a fee in order to be eligible for an exemption from compulsory target animal batch safety testing (TABST). Additionally, they ensured that the government established oversight procedures to promote and verify implementation of this exemption. Ultimately, these Consortium members successfully petitioned the EDQM in support of the elimination of TABST from all veterinary vaccine monographs in the European Pharmacopoeia. To ensure that these successes are replicated elsewhere, the Consortium continues work on this issue within the International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products and other regulatory bodies.