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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

A6: authorisation to feed category 3 material and certain category 2 material to dogs from recognised kennels or packs of hounds

Dated: 18 December 2017

Authorisation A6

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 dogs from recognised kennels or packs of hounds

In accordance with Articles 16(c) and 18(1)(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 as read with Article 13 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, the Scottish Ministers authorise by way of derogation from Articles 13 and 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 the feeding to dogs from recognised kennels or packs of hounds of:

  • Category 2 material, provided 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, and that the requirements of Section 1, Chapter II, Annex VI of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 are met.  The further conditions laid down by the Competent Authority are: 
  1. feeding comprises carcass meat and bone material only, excluding the following offal: liver, kidney, respiratory tract including lung and trachea, heart, spleen, pancreas, gastro intestinal tract (including stomachs), omentum, udder and reproductive organs
  2. the hounds must be regularly treated for Echinococcus sp. in accordance with the recommendations of a veterinary surgeon registered under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, and records are kept of such treatment for a period of at least two years and made available for inspection by the Competent Authority on request
  3. where informed by the keeper that carcasses originate from holdings at higher risk of TB (defined as holdings currently under restrictions due to a TB breakdown), operators must carry out an additional visual and tactile examination of lymph nodes in the head/throat, and examination of the chest and lungs, of the carcasses for signs of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in fallen cattle.  Any suspicion of TB must be reported to the local Animal and Plant Health Agency office without delay and the affected organs or parts of the carcass retained for examination and collection of samples by a veterinary inspector as required under the Tuberculosis (Scotland) Order 2007
  • and of Category 3 material, provided that the requirements of Section 1, Chapter II, Annex VI of Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 are met

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

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