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Feed F06-024 - BSAS Conferences 15 Feb 2006

1. Annual Conference: 27-29 March 2006 2. Langford Food Industry Conference: The University of Bristol in collaboration with the BSAS are holding a conference on new developments in sheep meat quality.

General G06-017 - Revised Information on employers' liability insurance 15 Feb 2006

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a revised leaflet on the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 for employers.

General G06-018 - New Dioxin limits in Feed and Feed Materials 15 Feb 2006

The Commission has published a new Directive (2006/13/EC) which revises maximum limits for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in feed and feed materials. The Commission is aiming to reduce maximum permitted levels of these contaminants over time and will, by the end of 2008, both reduce levels and move to a single limit for these contaminants.

Grain and Merchanting GM06-005 - CEL Board - nomination sought 15 Feb 2006

There is a vacancy on the Board of Crop Evaluation Ltd, for someone to represent the interests of the grain and seed multiplication and distribution industry. This follows the standing down of the previous AIC nominated person.

Seed S06-005 - New Derogation Procedures - for information 15 Feb 2006

A new Commission Regulation has now been published which finally brings in a simplified means of obtaining germination derogations. This is something AIC and Defra have been seeking for some while.

Seed S06-006 - CEL Board - nomination sought 15 Feb 2006

There is a vacancy on the Board of Crop Evaluation Ltd, for someone to represent the interests of the grain and seed multiplication & distribution industry. This follows the standing down of the previous AIC nominated person.

Feed F06-021 - The TSE Regulations (England) 2006 14 Feb 2006

The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) Regulations (England) 2006 have been published and are to be brought into force on 1 March 2006 (reference Member Briefing F05-074). Separate but parallel legislation is being brought into operation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

General G06-016 - Arbitration in Practice - A Training Course for Approved and Aspirant Arbitrators 14 Feb 2006

This one day course is designed to fulfil the annual training requirement placed on AIC Approved, Probationary and Trainee Arbitrators. The course is also open to those who have an interest in the workings of arbitration or aspire to be Arbitrators but have not yet entered the training programme.

Crop Protection CP06-002 - ACP Report on the RCEP Bystander Exposure Report 14 Feb 2006

Response of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP) to the Royal Commission on Environmental (RCEP) report on Crop Spraying and the Health of Residents and Bystanders.

Feed F06-020 - EU Rapid Alert Notification - Cadmium in zinc sulphate from China in France 08 Feb 2006

Further to Member Briefing F06-019, the Deputy Director General of DG SANCO at the EU Commission has asked FEFAC to forward to its Members documentation regarding the alert issued by France concerning the presence of cadmium in zinc sulphate imported from China. This documentation, which includes a translation by FEFAC of the final page of the information forwarded on by the Commission, is available