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Food Safety Body Does Not Support Return of PAP

by 5m Editor
23 November 2011, at 9:14am

FRANCE - The country's food safety agency has published a negative opinion on the reintroduction of non-ruminant processed animals protein (PAP; previously known as meat and bone meal).

While acknowledging progress made in the way the industry is organised, the French agency nevertheless considers that the necessary conditions to allow a safe use of PAPs have not yet been met, reports BPEX, the British Pig Executive.

In 2009, they made the reintroduction of PAPs in feed conditional on a reliable testing method to differentiate between the proteins.

Since this testing method is not yet available – the Commission launched a research project on this in 2009 but results are still awaited – the agency says it is not ready to support the reintroduction of non-ruminant PAPs in feed.