Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 and Commission Regulation (EU) 142/2011 are the framework within all handling, collecting, processing and trading of animal by-products take place. The main principles are safe sourcing, safe treatment and safe end uses. This is achieved by traceability and risk based measures to process and use the raw material and the products.
The legislation sets:
- Clear requirements based on ABPs' technical standards
- Enforcement measures for a risk-proportionate approach
- End point in the manufacturing chain for processed and packaged pet food, biodiesel, tanned hides and skins and other products. Reaching the end point means that these products no longer are subject to ABP-regulation and can be traded without hints in the EU.
- Official controls of laboratories of processing and biogas plants handling ABPs
- Traceability from food production
- Risk-proportionate solutions for transport, processing, use and imports
- Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF)
- Guidance on the implementation of the certification procedures established in Regulation No 142/2011
- Commission Notice — Guidelines for the feed use of food no longer intended for human consumption
- Technical specifications for the format for the lists of approved or registered establishments, plants or operators handling animal by-products inside the European Union and in non-EU countries.