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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

A5: authorisation to feed category 3 material to wild animals

Dated: 24 January 2014 (updated 18 July 2019)

Authorisation A5

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 to wild animals

In accordance with Articles 16(c) and 18(1)(e) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 the Scottish Ministers authorise by way of derogation from Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 the feeding of category 3 animal by-products to wild birds only, provided it is carried out in such a way to ensure that vermin, domesticated and farmed animals cannot gain access to the material.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

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