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Animal by-products regulations will be made 'more proportionate'

by 5m Editor
31 October 2005, at 12:00am

UK - Member states' compliance with Brussels' animal by-products regulation has generally been satisfactory.

Animal by-products regulations will be made 'more proportionate' - UK - Member states' compliance with Brussels' animal by-products regulation has generally been satisfactory.
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National Pig Association
THE VOICE OF THE UK PIG INDUSTRY

NPA is active on members' behalf in Brussels & Whitehall, and with processors, supermarkets & caterers - fighting for the growth and pros-perity of the UK pig industry.

But some changes may need to be made to the regulation to make measures 'more proportionate to the risks' and remove unnecessary obstacles to the competitiveness of industry, according to the European Commission.

A report describing the experience of member states in applying the Animal By-Products Regulation will be used as a 'reflection paper' on medium and long-term changes to the legislation.

The Commission will develop proposals for amendments to the regulation, to be agreed by the end of next year or early 2007.

The regulation, applicable since May 2003, was adopted in response to various food-borne crises. It lays down rules for the handling, processing, use and disposal of animal by-products unfit for human consumption.

Source: National Pig Association - 31st October 2005

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