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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
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D14: authorisation not to dry untreated feathers, parts of feathers and down sent directly from a slaughterhouse to a processing plant

Dated: 24 January 2014

Authorisation D14

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 not to dry untreated feathers, parts of feathers and down sent directly from a slaughterhouse to a processing plant

In accordance with Point 1, Part A, Chapter VII, Annex XIII of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, the Scottish Ministers authorise by way of derogation from the requirement in Point 1 to dry materials in the case of untreated feathers, parts of feathers and down sent directly from a slaughterhouse to a processing plant provided they comply with the provisions in the rest of Part A, that is:

(a) All necessary measures are taken to avoid any possible spread of disease

(b) The transport takes place in waterproof containers and/or vehicles which must be cleaned and disinfected immediately after each use

and provided the materials are sent:
(i) from a slaughterhouse in Scotland to a processing plant -  

  • in Scotland, or 
  • in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and the relevant competent authority has enabled such a derogation under Point 1, Part A, Chapter VII, Annex XIII of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011

(ii) To a processing plant in Scotland from a slaughterhouse - 

  • in Scotland, or 
  • in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and the relevant competent authority has enabled such a derogation under Point 1, Part A, Chapter VII, Annex XIII of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

*Enforced in Scotland by the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 201