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F18-036 Defra Literature Search – Salmonella control 06 Jul 2018

As part of the Defra funded research project on Salmonella control in chicken broiler production, officials have instituted a regular literature search on issues relating to broilers and biosecurity or potential food borne pathogens.

F18-035 SCoPAFF vote on Vitamin B2 produced by Bacillus subtilis KCCM-10445 02 Jul 2018

The vote on the denial of authorisation of this single source of riboflavin (vitamin B2) was passed in favour at the end of Friday’s SCoPAFF meeting with the agreed timelines for withdrawal of feed containing the additive remaining at: | Premixtures - 3 months from the date of entry into force of the Regulation.

F18-033 Vitamin B2 and Organic Feeds 29 Jun 2018

Members will be aware of the impending withdrawal of Vitamin B2 produced by Bacillus subtilis KCCM-10445. This has significant implications for producers of organic animal feeds as this additive was the only Vitamin B2 approved for use in such feeds.

F18-034 Vitamin B2 and Organic Feeds 29 Jun 2018

Please note that the recently published member briefing with the same title did not contain the full set of attachments.

F18-031 Regulation on Organic production and labelling or organic products 834/2007 20 Jun 2018

The new Organic Regulation has been officially adopted today and published in the official journal. The new Regulation will come into force on the 1 st January 2021.

F18-032 Revised Waste Framework Directive confirms former foodstuffs are not waste 20 Jun 2018

On 14 June 2018 the revised Waste Framework Directive (EU) 2018/851 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. In recital 8 it is explained that this change should avoid the situation where substances already covered by feed legislation are unnecessarily included in the scope of waste legislation.

F18-030 Summary results from AHDB Contaminants Monitoring Project 20 Jun 2018

Attached are the results for stored samples from the 2017 harvest. Sampling was carried out in February/March 2018.

F18-029 FEFANA publishes an EU Code of Practice on claims for feed additives and premixtures. 01 Jun 2018

FEFANA has published its “EU Code of practice on voluntary labelling particulars (claims) for feed additives and premixtures”.

F18-027 Reducing antibiotics use in gamebirds – Joint Communication 30 May 2018

A number of professional and representative bodies, including the VMD, BVA, game farmers and feed trade associations and RUMA, have issued a joint communication on “Reducing antibiotics use in gamebirds.

F18-028 New Organic Regulation officially adopted 30 May 2018

The new Organic Regulation was officially adopted on Tuesday 22nd May. Once the Regulation is published in the Official Journal AIC will circulate a link to the final version of the text.