EU changes to fallen stock scheme

The EU has agreed to a change in fallen stock regulations to allow on-farm containment prior to disposal. The provisional agreement was made after Welsh Assembly and DEFRA officials visited Brussels to negotiate over the exisiting system. More details and the original article can be seen on the Farmers Weekly Interactive website here

Guidance on dolav bins for carcasses of sheep, poultry and pigs during periods of high mortality

The Welsh Assembly Government has issued the following guidance on the temporary storage of animal by-products, including the use of dolav bins, during periods of high mortality in the sheep, poultry and pig sectors. Similar principles will also apply in England and Scotland.

Any person handling animal by-products needs to comply with the EU Animal By-Products Regulation. The Regulation requires that animal by-products shall be identified, collected and transported for disposal without undue delay. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the livestock keeper to ensure that carcasses are collected / delivered to an approved site without undue delay. The original article can be read here

New Animal By-Products Regulations agreed in Brussels

New European Union rules on Animal By-Products Regulations, which govern the disposal of catering and food waste, have been agreed in Brussels (14 November).

The regulation lays down health rules in relation to animal by-products not intended for human consumption. According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the new regulation introduces a more risk-proportionate approach to controls on animal by-products and clarifies the rules, including their interaction with other EU legislation.

The regulation will come into force in the UK from February 2011 to give time for detailed rules to be agreed under implementing legislation. The full article can be read here


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