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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

A9: authorisation to feed zoo animals with category 1 material comprising dead animals or parts of dead animals containing specified risk material and material derived from zoo animals

Dated: 24 January 2014

Authorisation A9

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 feed zoo animals with category 1 material comprising dead animals or parts of dead animals containing specified risk material and material derived from zoo animals

In accordance with Articles 16(c) and 18(2)(a)and (3)(b) of Regulation (EC) 1069/2009 as read with Article 14(2) and Section 4, Chapter II, Annex VI of Commission Regulation No 142/2011, the Scottish Ministers authorise by way of derogation from Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 approved zoos to feed zoo animals with category 1 material comprising entire bodies or parts of dead animals containing specified risk materials and material derived from zoo animals provided they comply with the conditions of the aforementioned Section 4, Chapter II of Annex VI.

This authorisation applies in Scotland.

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