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European Union: use of animal by-products in organic fertilisers

The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission regulation amending regulation 142/2011 implementing regulation 1069/2009 laying down health rules as regards animal byproducts and derived products not intended for human consumption.

Tuesday 4 November 2014 (3 years 3 months 15 days ago)

During the last meeting of Agriculture Ministers of the European Union, the Council decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission regulation amending regulation 142/2011 implementing regulation 1069/2009 laying down health rules as regards animal byproducts and derived products not intended for human consumption and implementing directive 97/78/EC as regards certain samples and items exempt from veterinary checks at the border under that directive.

Regulation 1069/2009 lays down public and animal health rules for animal by-products and derived products, in order to prevent and minimise risks to public and animal health arising from those products. Regulation 142/20111 lays down implementing rules for regulation 1069/2009, including rules on the adoption of alternative methods of use or disposal of animal by-products or derived products and the requirements for placing on the market of organic fertilisers and certain other animal by-products. The delegated regulation extends the current transitional conditions under which organic fertilisers, soil improvers and other growing media containing parts of animal by-products can be exempted of the registration procedure or the checks applying normally to those products.

This Commission regulation is subject to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny. This means that now that the Council has given its consent, the Commission may adopt the regulation, unless the European Parliament objects.

Tuesday October 14, 2014/ Consilium/ European Union.
http://www.consilium.europa.eu

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