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Animal nutrition: specifications on certain proteins

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The European Union regulates the use of products manufactured by certain technical processes which act as direct or indirect protein sources and are put into circulation within the Community as feedingstuffs or in feedingstuffs.

ACT

Council Directive 82/471/EEC of 30 June 1982 concerning certain products used in animal nutrition [See amending acts].

SUMMARY

The basic Directive concerns products manufactured by certain technical processes which act as direct or indirect protein sources and are put into circulation within the European Union (EU) as feedingstuffs or in feedingstuffs. Specifically, these are substitution products developed by the feedingstuffs industry.

Since these products are obtained using new manufacturing techniques, it is necessary to regulate their marketing in the EU as feedingstuffs or constituents of feedingstuffs by prescribing, for each group concerned, which individual products are authorised and under what conditions of use.

Before including a new product in one of the groups concerned, it must be ascertained that it has the required nutritional value. It must also be established that these products, when used sensibly, have no detrimental effect on human or animal health or on the environment and do not harm the consumer by impairing the distinctive features of animal products.

In certain cases it is essential to provide for labelling to protect the user against fraud and to facilitate the optimal use of the products available to him.

The products in question are listed in the annex. Provision has been made for a Community procedure to adapt the provisions of the annex and the guidelines laid down for the submission of dossiers relating to certain products and, where necessary, to fix criteria of composition and purity as well as the physico-chemical and biological properties of these products in the light of the development of scientific and technical knowledge. In the event of amendment of the annex, the European Food Safety Authority must be consulted.

Member States must prescribe that the products listed in the annex may not be marketed as feedingstuffs or incorporated in feedingstuffs unless any particulars laid down in the annex appear on the package or container or on a label attached thereto.

REFERENCES

ActEntry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal
Directive 82/471/EEC15.07.198215.07.1984OJ L 213 of 21.07.1982

Amending act(s)Entry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal
Directive 84/443/EEC27.07.198430.06.1985OJ L 245 of 14.09.1984
Directive 85/509/EEC13.11.198530.06.1986OJ L 314 of 07.11.1985
Directive 86/530/EEC29.10.198630.06.1988OJ L 312 of 07.11.1986
Directive 88/485/EEC29.07.198830.06.1989OJ L 239 of 30.08.1988
Directive 89/520/EEC14.09.198931.12.1990OJ L 270 of 19.09.1989
Directive 90/439/EEC25.07.199030.06.1991OJ L 227 of 21.08.1990
Directive 93/26/EEC22.07.199331.03.1994OJ L 179 of 22.07.1993
Directive 93/56/EEC07.07.199330.06.1994OJ L 206 of 18.08.1993
Directive 93/74/EEC23.09.199330.06.1995OJ L 237 of 22.09.1993
Directive 95/33/EC07.08.199530.06.1996OJ L 167 of 18.07.1995
Directive 96/25/EC12.06.199630.06.1998OJ L 125 of 23.05.1996
Directive 1999/20/EC25.03.199930.09.1999OJ L 80 of 25.03.1999
Directive 2003/104/EC20.11.200320.05.2004OJ L 295 of 13.11.2003
Regulation (EC) No 1829/200311.07.2003-OJ L 268 of 18.10.2003
Regulation (EC) No 1882/200320.11.2003-OJ L 284 of 31.10.2003
Directive 2004/116/EC31.12.200430.06.2005OJ L 379 of 24.12.2004
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RELATED ACTS

Directive 83/228/EEC [Official Journal L 126 of 13.05.1983]
Council Directive of 18 April 1983 on the fixing of guidelines for the assessment of certain products used in animal nutrition.

Decision 85/382/EEC [Official Journal L 217 of 14.08.1985]
Commission Decision of 10 July 1985 prohibiting the use in feedingstuffs of protein products obtained from Candida yeasts cultivated on n-alkanes.

 
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