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Animal nutrition: specifications on certain proteins

The European Union regulates the use of products manufactured by certain technical processes which act as direct or indirect protein sources and are put into circulation within the Community as feedingstuffs or in feedingstuffs.

ACT

Council Directive 82/471/EEC of 30 June 1982 concerning certain products used in animal nutrition [See amending acts].

SUMMARY

The basic Directive concerns products manufactured by certain technical processes which act as direct or indirect protein sources and are put into circulation within the European Union (EU) as feedingstuffs or in feedingstuffs. Specifically, these are substitution products developed by the feedingstuffs industry.

Since these products are obtained using new manufacturing techniques, it is necessary to regulate their marketing in the EU as feedingstuffs or constituents of feedingstuffs by prescribing, for each group concerned, which individual products are authorised and under what conditions of use.

Before including a new product in one of the groups concerned, it must be ascertained that it has the required nutritional value. It must also be established that these products, when used sensibly, have no detrimental effect on human or animal health or on the environment and do not harm the consumer by impairing the distinctive features of animal products.

In certain cases it is essential to provide for labelling to protect the user against fraud and to facilitate the optimal use of the products available to him.

The products in question are listed in the annex. Provision has been made for a Community procedure to adapt the provisions of the annex and the guidelines laid down for the submission of dossiers relating to certain products and, where necessary, to fix criteria of composition and purity as well as the physico-chemical and biological properties of these products in the light of the development of scientific and technical knowledge. In the event of amendment of the annex, the European Food Safety Authority must be consulted.

Member States must prescribe that the products listed in the annex may not be marketed as feedingstuffs or incorporated in feedingstuffs unless any particulars laid down in the annex appear on the package or container or on a label attached thereto.

References

Act

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 82/471/EEC

15.07.1982

15.07.1984

OJ L 213 of 21.07.1982

Amending act(s)

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 84/443/EEC

27.07.1984

30.06.1985

OJ L 245 of 14.09.1984

Directive 85/509/EEC

13.11.1985

30.06.1986

OJ L 314 of 07.11.1985

Directive 86/530/EEC

29.10.1986

30.06.1988

OJ L 312 of 07.11.1986

Directive 88/485/EEC

29.07.1988

30.06.1989

OJ L 239 of 30.08.1988

Directive 89/520/EEC

14.09.1989

31.12.1990

OJ L 270 of 19.09.1989

Directive 90/439/EEC

25.07.1990

30.06.1991

OJ L 227 of 21.08.1990

Directive 93/26/EEC

22.07.1993

31.03.1994

OJ L 179 of 22.07.1993

Directive 93/56/EEC

07.07.1993

30.06.1994

OJ L 206 of 18.08.1993

Directive 93/74/EEC

23.09.1993

30.06.1995

OJ L 237 of 22.09.1993

Directive 95/33/EC

07.08.1995

30.06.1996

OJ L 167 of 18.07.1995

Directive 96/25/EC

12.06.1996

30.06.1998

OJ L 125 of 23.05.1996

Directive 1999/20/EC

25.03.1999

30.09.1999

OJ L 80 of 25.03.1999

Directive 2003/104/EC

20.11.2003

20.05.2004

OJ L 295 of 13.11.2003

Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003

11.07.2003

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OJ L 268 of 18.10.2003

Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003

20.11.2003

-

OJ L 284 of 31.10.2003

Directive 2004/116/EC

31.12.2004

30.06.2005

OJ L 379 of 24.12.2004

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RELATED ACTS

Directive 83/228/EEC [Official Journal L 126 of 13.05.1983] Council Directive of 18 April 1983 on the fixing of guidelines for the assessment of certain products used in animal nutrition.

Decision 85/382/EEC [Official Journal L 217 of 14.08.1985]

Commission Decision of 10 July 1985 prohibiting the use in feedingstuffs of protein products obtained from Candida yeasts cultivated on n-alkanes.

Last updated: 28.08.2007

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