European feed legislation: By Dr. Carlos Cuenca
Under the basic principle: “the security of animal origin feed starts with the security of feed for animals” was presented in the International Symposium of Biovet, a conference about the new European rule about feed.
The EU rule nº767/2009 of the European Parliament and Council of Europe on July 13th 2009, about feed trading and utilization will be applicable by September 1st 2010, and it transfers the control responsibility from the Administration to the operators of the food chain. That way, emphasizes under the auto control principle, which must be based on the methodology of threats and critical control points analysis (APPCC). This methodology must be documented and effective.
Furthermore this new rule nº767/2009 pretends to harmonize the trading and utilization conditions, as well as giving basic principles of labeling and presentation.
The new rule completes the Law 1409/2009 about medicament feed manufacturing and exporting conditions.
The whole conference is available for the petitioners.