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EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations

The EU Animal By-Products Regulation allows member states to derogate from the basic framework of animal by-products controls in specified areas provided certain conditions are met. Some types of derogation are provided for directly in the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013. Others will be the subject of an authorisation issued by the Scottish Ministers.

EU animal by-products regulation: competent authority authorisations
Application of animal by-products and derived products to land

B2: authorisation to apply eggshells to land

Dated: 24 January 2014

Authorisation B2

The Scottish Ministers for the Scottish Government, acting as the Competent Authority for Scotland in respect of the following EU Regulations:

  • Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009* of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 laying down health rules as regards animal byproducts and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011* of 25 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Authorisation to apply eggshells to land

In accordance with Article 14(h) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 the Scottish Ministers authorise the application to land as organic fertilisers/soil improvers of category 3 eggshells without prior processing provided the record keeping requirements of Article 17 and Section 4, Chapter IV, Annex VIII of Commission Regulation (EU) 142/2011 and the following conditions are complied with:

(a) the eggs can be traced back to egg laying flocks which have been sampled by the operator and the Competent Authority under the requirements of the Salmonella National Control Programme (NCP) in laying flocks in the UK (or equivalent NCPs in countries other than UK); and

(b) the eggs were laid by flocks which were negative for the Salmonella serovars for which a Community target for their reduction is set out in Regulation (EC) 1168/2006 and according to the testing protocol laid out in the Salmonella NCP during the laying phase of the flocks and the flocks or the eggs produced by the flocks are not subject to any restrictions imposed under national or EU legislation; and

(c) the eggshells have undergone a technical process to ensure that the egg residue in the end product has been reduced to at least 4%.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

*Enforced in Scotland by the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013