Application for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) negligible risk Status for Scotland: consultation

Consultation on the application to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) negligible risk status as a region of the UK.


1. A Strategy paper on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies for 2010-2015, July 2010:


3. Data supplied by the Animal and Plant Health Agency ( APHA)



6. Data supplied by the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers ( SAMW)


8. Processed Animal Protein ( PAP) means animal protein derived entirely from Category 3 material, which has been treated in accordance with the Animal By-Products Regulations (including blood meal and fishmeal) so as to render it suitable for direct use as feed material or for any other use in feedingstuffs, including petfood, or for use in organic fertilisers or soil improvers; however, it does not include blood products, milk, milk-based products, milk-derived products, colostrum, colostrum products, centrifuge or separator sludge, gelatine, hydrolysed proteins and dicalcium.

9. Hydrolysed proteins means polypeptides, peptides and amino acids, and mixtures thereof, obtained by the hydrolysis of animal by-products in accordance with the Animal By-Products Regulations. Hydrolysed protein derived from ruminants must have a molecular weight below 10,000 Dalton.

10 . Unweaned ruminant means a ruminant that continues to receive liquid milk or liquid milk replacer in its diet.


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