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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

A4: authorisation to feed category 3 material and certain category 2 material to reptiles and non-birds of prey other than zoo or circus animals

Dated: 13 November 2017

Authorisation A4

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 by-products 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 feed category 3 material and certain category 2 material to reptiles and non-wild birds of prey other than zoo or circus animals

In accordance with Articles 16(c) and 18(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 the Scottish Ministers authorise by way of derogation from Articles 13 and 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 the feeding to reptiles and non-wild birds of prey other than zoo or circus animals of:

  • Category 2 material, provided –

(a) it comes from animals which were not killed or did not die as a result of the presence or suspected presence of a disease communicable to humans or animals; or

(b) it comes from imported breeding and productive poultry other than ratites, and day-old chicks other than of ratites that have fulfilled the requirements applicable after imports in accordance with Annex VIII of Regulation (EC) No 798/2008; and

  • Category 3 material,

Provided that, except for final users, the conditions of Section 1, Chapter 1, Annex VIII of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 are complied with to ensure the control of risks to public and animal health.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

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