Consultation outcome

Streamlining/updating provisions of the Animal By-Products (Identification) Regulations 1995

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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This consultation received 5 responses.

Original consultation

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Summary

This consultation sought views on how best to update the provisions of the Animal By-Products (Identification) Regulations 1995 in England.

Documents

Consultation letter

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Consultation document

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Appendix A: Key provisions of the Animal By-Products Identification Regulations 1995 (ABPI)

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Appendix B: Animal By-Products (Identification) Regulations S.I. 1995/614 (as amended)

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Appendix C: Animal By-Products identified by the ABPI and their equivalent classifications (where possible) under Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009

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Consultee list

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Impact assessment

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Consultation description

This consultation sought views on how best to streamline and update the provisions of the Animal By-Products (Identification) Regulations 1995 (ABPI) with respect to England.  These Regulations were originally introduced to help combat fraud in the meat industry by requiring food business establishments and Animal By-Product premises to stain animal by-products (ABPs) to help prevent their illegal diversion to the human food chain.  However, since then the European Commission has introduced more stringent and comprehensive ABP controls under other legislation which means there is now duplication of provisions and conflicting terminology.

In summary, this consultation sought comments on:

  • the requirement for food business establishments (i.e. slaughterhouses, cutting plants, game handling establishments and cold stores) and ABP premises (i.e. Collection Centres such as hunt kennels and knackers yards) to stain certain ABPs;
  • the revocation of ABPI provisions on segregation, storage and labelling of ABPs to remove duplication with other legislation.