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F06-011 - Registration of Premises using Milk and Milk Products as Animal Feed 24 Jan 2006

Legislation being introduced under the Animal By-Products Regulation No. 1774-2002 requires the registration of all premises that handle milk and milk based products that will be fed to all farmed animals.

F06-012 - FSA Response to ACAFâ??s Review of Feed Law Enforcement 24 Jan 2006

The FSA is seeking comments on its draft response to the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs ACAF Review of Feed Law Enforcement published in June last year.

F06-013 - Seminar â?? Basic Principles of Process Hygiene and HACCP for the Animal Feed Industry 24 Jan 2006

Management Forum Ltd is holding a seminar on Basic Principles of Process Hygiene and HACCP for the animal feed industry in London 7 April 2006.

General G06-008 - Identification of Barley Varieties from the Grain - one day NIAB Course 20 Jan 2006

This practical course, for all involved in the transport, trading, marketing and processing of barley, will teach the grain characters used to identify varieties and introduce the new varieties added to the HGCA Recommended Lists for 2006. The aim of the course is to teach delegates how to identify barley varieties using a x10 x20 hand lens or low magnification microscope and refresh those with previous experience. At the end of the course delegates will be able to identify most varieties from the visual characters of the grain.

General G06-007 - Agricultural Waste - Updates 19 Jan 2006

Packaging for animal feeds and premixtures used in animal feeds should not be classified as hazardous for waste disposal. Recent changes in the hazardous waste regulations together with rulings from the Health and Safety Executive have clarified this position.

Grain and Merchanting GM06-002 - End User Terms and Conditions 19 Jan 2006

The AIC Contracts & Arbitration Committee was asked, at its meeting on 17th January, to give a view on the impact of certain end user terms and conditions which merchants are being asked to sign up to.

General G06-006 - Avian Influenza - Joint Government and Industry Meetings 16 Jan 2006

Please find attached a copy of the letter of invitation to two further joint Government and industry meetings on Avian Influenza (click here for attachment). These are being targeted at the two regions not covered by the original meetings. Defra is running these meetings jointly with the Health Protection Agency, the Health and Safety Executive, the State Veterinary Service and the poultry industry. The objectives of these meetings continue to be:

Feed F06-009 - Recasting of Feed Labelling Legislation 16 Jan 2006

Feed Member Briefing F05-112 advised that DG SANCO at the European Commission had commenced consultation on the design of the future legislative proposal to introduce changes in the four existing Directives on labelling and authorisation of certain feedingstuffs.

Feed F06-010 - Avian Influenza - Joint Government and Industry Meetings 16 Jan 2006

A copy of the letter of invitation to two further joint Government and industry meetings on Avian Influenza is available below. These are being targeted at the two regions not covered by the original meetings. Defra is running these meetings jointly with the Health Protection Agency, the Health and Safety Executive, the State Veterinary Service and the poultry industry.

Feed F06-006 - Proposal for a Council Regulation Replacing Council Regulation 2092/91 on Organic Production 13 Jan 2006

Further to Member Briefing F06-003, Organic Farming Unit, Defra has commenced consultation on the recently published proposal following up the recommendations in the European Action Plan for revising the EU legislation dealing with standards for organic production.