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F05-130 - The new EC Feed Hygiene Regulation (183/2005) - Farmer Guidance 18 Nov 2005

Member Briefing (F05-129) provided a link to the FSA's guidance documentation explaining how feed businesses can apply for approval or registration under the Feed Hygiene Regulation. Livestock farms and arable farms growing and selling crops for feed are also within the scope of the provision of the Regulation.

F05-129 - The New EC Feed Hygiene Regulation (183/2005) - Guidance on How to Apply for Approval or Registration 18 Nov 2005

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has now issued its guidance on how to apply for approval or registration under the Food Hygiene Regulation (183/2005). A copy of the guidance documentation is available from the following link:- http://www.food.gov.uk/foodindustry/guidancenotes/foodguid/approvregfeedguidance

F05-128 - FSA Stakeholder - Recent EC Developments in Animal Feed 15 Nov 2005

On 11 November, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued an update on recent EC developments on a number of animal feed issues which are its responsibility. The feed industry is invited to note developments and consider consequential action which may be required to ensure feed supplies comply with proposed legislation.

G05-110 - Government announces Renewable Fuel Obligation 10 Nov 2005

The Government has today announced a Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation under which 5 percent of all fuel will need to be of biofuel origin by 2010.

F05-125 - Joint Government and Industry Meetings on Avian Influenza 09 Nov 2005

Please find here a copy of the letter of invitation to a series of joint Government and industry meetings on Avian Influenza. 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 are as follows:

F05-122 - Avian Influenza Defra Guidance Notes 03 Nov 2005

Please find below links for latest guidance notes from Defra

Plant Health PH05-022 - Update for Agronomists in Blythe - Upper Cherwell and Leam Catchments 03 Nov 2005

A series of meetings have been arranged for agronomists servicing clients in the above catchments, as well as others with an interest in the catchment work.

Seed S05-022 - New Contract for Certification Labels 31 Oct 2005

Following a tender exercise and a visit to the shortlisted companies, undertaken by AIC and Defra, a contract for the provision of seed certification labels is now being awarded to the company DSR Print Management Ltd of Northampton.

Plant Health PH05-021 - Governments response to EFRA committees report on the VI 28 Oct 2005

Progress on the Use of Pesticides - The Voluntary Initiative - Government Response to the Committees Report

F05-120 - Avian Influenza (AI) 26 Oct 2005

On 21 October, Defra wrote to Stakeholders advising that whilst the risk of an outbreak is increasing it remains low, taking account of the bans on trade in place and the migratory routes through the affected areas.