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Disposal of Culled Animals, Food Waste and Risk Material

 

Regulation on three major areas regarding animal by-products contributes to the prevention and control of animal disease in Denmark. The regulations are described below.
The present regulations on the area are:
Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption (ABP Regulation).
Commission Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011 of 25 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and implementing Council Directive 97/78/EC as regards certain samples and items exempted from veterinary checks at the border under that Directive (Implementing Regulation).

The ABP regulation and the Implementing regulation has been applied in Denmark since 4 March 2011. See link to the regulations below.

General disposal of animal by-products
The ABP Regulation contains detailed rules regarding the handling, collection, treatment and use or disposal of animal by-products not intended for human consumption. The regulation divides the by-products into 3 categories with category 1 being associated with the highest risk and category 3 with the lowest. The categorisation of a specific by-product determines how the by-product may be used or disposed of. Read more about `Animal By-products' here.

Fallen stock and culled animals
All fallen stock and culled animals are collected by a rendering company and brought to the relevant processing plant. Fallen ruminants and culled ruminants suffering from a contagious animal disease are classified as category 1 material and are transported to a category 1 processing plant in Denmark. Here, it is processed using pressure sterilisation, and the meat- and bone-meal produced is used as CO-fuel and incinerated in the cement industry at 1200°C. Fallen swine, poultry or other non-ruminants and culled non-ruminants suffering from a contagious animal disease are classified as category 2 material and are transported to a category 2 processing plant. Here, it is processed by pressure sterilisation, and the remains are used as CO-fuel and incinerated or used in bio-gas plants.

Feeding with animal by-products
According to the ABP regulation, it is prohibited to feed animals with processed animal proteins and blood products made of their own species. According to the TSE-regulation, a feed ban restricts futher feeding of farmed animals with animal protein. See link to the feed ban in the TSE-regulation here.

Disposal of food waste
Catering waste from means of transport operation internationally is collected separately and incinerated. To prevent illegal use of food waste as feedstuff, the public control in retail shops, restaurants etc. is focusing on how waste disposal is managed.

Legislation

Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption (ABP regulation)

 

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011 of 25 February 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and implementing Council Directive 97/78/EC as regards certain samples and items exempted from veterinary checks at the border under that Directive (Implementing Regulation)

 
Last Modified 11. October 2019