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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 F06-008 - ACAF Open Meeting - 7th February 2006 at Fishmongers' Hall London 13 Jan 2006

The Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs (ACAF) is a committee of independent experts which advises on the safety and use of animal feed and feeding practices, with particular emphasis on protecting human health and with reference to new technical developments and new feed materials.

Feed F06-007 - UFAS Update to be given at Feed Area Meetings 13 Jan 2006

Please be advised that Brian Hill will be giving an update on UFAS at the following feed area meetings:

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.

Feed F06-005 - ECJ Ruling on Percentage Declaration of Ingredients 10 Jan 2006

Member Briefing F05-139 confirmed the main points in the ECJ ruling as well as reported on the following discussions between:- i. AIC and the FSA, held on 20 December 2005; ii. FEFAC and the Commission held on 13 December 2005.

Feed F06-004 - SFT Conference - Sourcing Raw Materials to Suit the Changing Markets 09 Jan 2006

The Society of Feed Technologists is holding a conference on Sourcing Raw Materials to Suit the Changing Markets at the Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry, on 26th January 2006. Specific subjects being discussed include market outlook for cereals and oilseeds, future of protein crops in the EU, the impact on the feed industry of the use of potential feed materials as sources of biofuel, non-GMO soybean meal can the supply meet the demand, latest developments in GM crops, the future of animal and fish products in feeds.

Feed F06-003 - Organic Food: New Regulation will Improve Clarity for Consumers and Farmers 04 Jan 2006

On 21 December, the Commission issued a press release announcing a new draft regulation on organic production, which aims to improve clarity for both consumers and farmers. Organic Farming Unit, Defra will be circulating the text of the proposal along with a consultation document for comment.

Feed F06-001 - Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 03 Jan 2006

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has advised that the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VM Regulations) 2005, which came into operation from 31 October onwards (reference F05-131), will be revoked and replaced with amended legislation during 2006. The consultation period for the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 will begin during March and the new Regulations will come into force on 1 October 2006.

Feed F06-002 - Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) in Great Britain 2004 - A Progress Report 03 Jan 2006

Defra have published the following publication, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) in Great Britain 2004

Feed F05-139 - Response to the ECJ Ruling on Percentage Declaration of Ingredients - Meetings with the FSA and FEFAC 22 Dec 2005

As detailed in the high level briefing attached to Member Briefing F05-133 the key features of the ECJ ruling on the amendment to the Compound Feedingstuffs Directive