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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
Use of animal by-products and derived products for feeding purposes

A1: authorisation to supply other farms with colostrum for feeding purposes

Dated: 24 January 2014

Authorisation A1

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 supply other farms with colostrum for feeding purposes

In accordance with Article 21 and Point B.4, Part I, Section 4, Chapter II, Annex X of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 the Scottish Ministers authorise the supply for feeding purposes of colostrum that does not comply with the conditions set out in Point B.6, Part I, Section 4, Chapter II, Annex X of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, provided that:

1. the colostrum is not sourced from cattle herds with officially TB free status is either suspended or withdrawn, in order to prevent the transmission of health risks, and 2. the supply is:

(a) from a farmer with a farm in Scotland to a farmer with a farm – 
(i) in Scotland, or
(ii) in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and the relevant competent authority has enabled such supply under Point B.4, Part I, Section 4, Chapter II, Annex X of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011; or

(b) to a farmer with a farm in Scotland from a farmer with a farm – 
(i) in Scotland, or
(ii) in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and the relevant competent authority has enabled such supply under Point B.4, Part I, Section 4, Chapter II, Annex X of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

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