Call For Review Of Ban On Use Of Animal Remains In Feed

EU - A review on animal remains in farm feed is being called for by the European Union’s advisory Economic and Social Committee.
calendar icon 8 June 2007
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Introduced throughout Europe as part of the EU’s preventative measures against the spread of BSE, the ban has been in place since 2000.

There is currently a research project underway funded by the EU and worth over £1.15million, to reassess the impact of meat and bonemeal in animal feed.

Scientists are examining whether the use of pig and chicken carcases in feed can be resumed without posing a threat to human health; in particular feeding pig meat to chickens and chicken meat to pigs.

However, the European Commission is keen to stress that the research is not a precursor to lifting or easing the ban on the use of animal proteins in livestock feeds.

The first proposal to carry out research on animal feed ban was introduced in the EU’s long-term anti-BSE strategy, published nearly two years ago.

Source: FarmersGuardian

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