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Fertiliser Distributors FD06-002 - Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme FIAS Regional Seminars 24 Feb 2006

Following on from the launch of FIAS six regional seminars have been scheduled for the benefit of potential FIAS Participants.

Fertiliser Manufacturers FM06-002 - Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme FIAS Regional Seminars 24 Feb 2006

Following on from the launch of FIAS six regional seminars have been scheduled for the benefit of potential FIAS Participants.

General G06-024 - Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme FIAS Regional Seminars 24 Feb 2006

Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) Regional Seminars.

Feed F06-030 - Avian Influenza - Defra view on vaccination 22 Feb 2006

As EU officials approve a limited vaccination programme in France and the Netherlands, targeting birds in high risk areas, Defra has cautioned against too much emphasis being placed on vaccination as a general tool against avian influenza.

Feed F06-031 - Avian Influenza - EU pressed on poultry meat support 22 Feb 2006

At its meeting earlier this week, the EU Council was asked, by a number of member states, to take measures to support the poultry meat industry given the negative impact on consumption levels seen in a number of member states - Italy being the most severe with an approximate 70% drop in consumption over the past three weeks.

Feed F06-032 - EU Rapid Alert - Spicules in Biscuit Meal 22 Feb 2006

A rapid alert has recently been issued by the UK in relation to extruded wheat discs, originating from a pet-food premises, being incorporated into animal feed.

General G06-022 - Employment Law; Work and Families 21 Feb 2006

The DTI has published 3 sets of draft Regulations for consultation as part of the Government's commitment to extend further its support for working families.

General G06-023 - Drivers' Hours - New Rules From Spring 2007 21 Feb 2006

Final agreement has been reached on changes to the Drivers' Hours Rules which will come into operation in the Spring of 2007. The main features of the revised rules are set out below:

Feed F06-026 - Dioxin in Bone Phosphates - Follow Up EU Rapid Alert by the Belgian Food Safety Agency 21 Feb 2006

FEFAC has advised that the Belgian Food Safety Authority, AFSCA sent a follow-up Rapid Alert notification to the EU Rapid Alert System, RASFF on 15 February, confirming positive testing results on bone phosphates produced by Gelatine manufacturer PB Gelatin and communicated by Tessenderloo to the Belgian authorities. The contamination source, unfiltered hydrochloric acid, is identical with the previously notified contamination of pigbone fat.

Feed F06-027 - UFAS Compound Feed Manufacturers - Short Notice Audits 21 Feb 2006

Over the last 6-8 months a number of discussions have taken place within the industry and at the Feed Executive Committee and UFAS Working Group to further enhance the public image, effectiveness and development of UFAS Compound Feeds.