Defra has launched a consultation on the EU plans to implement a revised version of the Animal By-Products (ABP) regulations.
The ABP Regulations govern the collection, handling, transportation, storage and disposal of ABP which are animal carcasses, parts of carcasses or products of animal origin that are not intended for human consumption.
Defra is asking stakeholders to comment on the following issues:
• Conditions for validation of composting/biogas plants
• Fish by-products
• End product criteria for derived products
• Incorporation requirements for organic fertilisers
The ABP regulations were adopted by the European Parliament in April 2009 and the latest changes should be ratified by the European Council by October, ready for publication in the Official Journal shortly after.
Defra has given stakeholders until 4th September to respond on the draft framework document which was published by the European Commission last month.
The document can be accessed here.
Posted under Environmental Regulations and Legislation, Waste Management and Food and Drink on 28 August 2009