§ Mr. Maxton
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what monitoring is undertaken to detect traces of ivermectin in farmed salmon on sale in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Maclean
Ivermectin is not licensed for use in fish in the United Kingdom and, to date, no monitoring has been conducted to detect residues in ivermectin in the edible tissues of farmed salmon on sale in the United Kingdom. However, surveillance for residues in farmed fish is currently being stepped up and testing for ivermectin will be included within the scope of the new arrangements.