CEFS, Copa-Cogeca and FEFAC have announced that the third update of the EU Catalogue of feed materials (Regulation (EU) 2017/1017) has been published in the Official Journal of the EU.
In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 on market placement and use of feed, the third update was initiated by EU organizations of the EU feed chain, which includes suppliers of feed materials, traders, specialty feed & compound feed manufacturers and farmers.
In addition to 35 new entries, the denomination and description of a large number of entries have been improved. The descriptions of many oilseed meal feeds from integrated crushing and refining plants have been revised to include a reference to the possible presence of soap stocks. The descriptions of feed materials originating from land animals have been revised to include processed proteins and fats from insects.
The general provisions (PART A) about the proper handling of fermented products with possible presence of micro-organisms, and the listing in chapter 12 (feed materials produced by fermentation), have also undergone an in-depth review, with additional clarification provided in regards the presence of micro-organisms.
Feed business operators shall adapt their labels to new labelling requirements before January 11 2018.
It is important to note that this catalog of feed materials is not exhaustive and its use is voluntary. Feed materials not listed may be placed on the EU market and used, providing they are notified to the EU register of feed materials (http://www.feedmaterialsregister.eu/) and that they are free from chemical impurities resulting from manufacturing process and from processing aids.