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Regulatory Committees Standing Committee for Animal Nutrition

Summary minutes of the meeting held on 27 April 2001

CHAIRMAN: W. Penning

STANDING COMMITTEE

1. Micro-organisms: - new dossier - "CALFMIX"- Lactobacillus fermentum DSM 12476, - Lactobacillus fermentum DSM 12477 - Valio Ltd - calves- timetable, (end of sixty-day period as provided for in Article 4(4): 31 March 2001) Rapporteur: FIN

Pursuant to Article 4(4) of Directive 70/524/EEC, it was agreed that the dossier had been compiled in accordance with Directive 87/153/EEC). Therefore, the first evaluation period began to run at the meeting ( clock 3: day 0: 27 April 2001). It had been agreed to end the first evaluation period at the Standing Committee meeting scheduled for 9/10 July 2001. The Member States were asked to send their comments one week in advance of this meeting.

2. Micro-organisms: "ORALIN"- Enterococcus faecium- N°13- extension of use to include turkeys - timetable, (end of sixty-day period as provided for in Article 4(4) : 3 April 2001) Rapporteur: D

Pursuant to Article 4(4) of Directive 70/524/EEC, it was agreed that the dossier had been compiled in accordance with Directive 87/153/EEC). Therefore, the first evaluation period began to run at the meeting ( clock 3: day 0: 27 April 2001). It had been agreed to end the first evaluation period at the Standing Committee meeting scheduled for 9/10 July 2001. The Member States were asked to send their comments one week in advance of this meeting.

3. Micro-organism "PROVITA E"- E. faecium DSM 7134 - Piglets, fattening pigs, sows. Rapporteur: A.

Pursuant to Article 4(4) of Directive 70/524/EEC, the Member States had a period of sixty days to check whether the dossier had been compiled in accordance with Directive 87/153/EEC. According to the timetable, the sixty-day period would end on 15 May 2001.The expert report should be drawn up no later than by the beginning of the evaluation period.

4. Emulsifiers: - "EMULBESTO 3000" (- Acetylated hydrolyzed lecithin- SKW Biosystems - timetable, (clock 1, day 0: 16 February 2001; end of sixty-day period as provided for in Article 4 (4): 17 April 2001) Rapporteur: F

In the formal check, the dossier had been judged to be in compliance with the guidelines, and the EVALUATION period therefore began to run as from 27 April 2001

5. Enzymes: - "ROXAZYME G2"-N°11- Rapporteur B

Pursuant to Article 4(4) of Directive 70/524/EEC, the Member States had a period of sixty days to check whether the dossier had been compiled in accordance with Directive 87/153/EEC. According to the timetable, the sixty-day period would end on 5 June 2001. The expert report should be drawn up no later than by the beginning of the evaluation period.

6. Radionuclide binders: "Berliner Blau"- Ammoniumiron(III) - hexacyanoferrate(II) - application for permanent authorisation (formal check, day 0: 18 April 2001 ; end of sixty-day period : 17 June 2001)- Rapporteur: NOR

The rapporteur had added further data.

7. Micro-organism "PRONIFER". Letter from A dated 21 March 2001.

The representative of the Commission indicated that the new document sent by the rapporteur regarding the safety of the product would be forwarded to the Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition (SCAN) for evaluation.

8. Examination and possible opinion on a draft Commission Regulation concerning the authorisation of new additive uses, new additive preparations, the extension of provisional authorisations and the 10-year authorisation for additives in feedingstuffs

The draft Commission Regulation was presented and discussed. Minor corrections were proposed and agreed on.

A vote was taken.

The Committee delivered unanimously a favourable opinion , with only one abstention. One Member State abstained on the grounds that the proposal for the re-authorisation of Bacillus cereus var. toyoi [Toyocerin â ] on a provisional basis excluded pigs.

The representative of the Commission reminded the meeting that the 5-year provisional authorisations of Toyocerin â for pigs expired on 21 April 1999, and therefore its use could only be re-authorised, without a time-limit, when all outstanding questions had been satisfactorily answered.

9. Examination and possible opinion on a draft proposal for a Commission recommendation concerning co-ordinated inspections programmes in the area of feedingstuffs

A vote was taken.

The Committee expressed a favourable opinion by qualified majority, one Member State voted against.

10. Discussion on legislative measures to reduce the presence of dioxins in feedingstuffs

The Commission representative reported that an in-depth discussion had taken place in an expert Committee meeting on 10 April 2001. The Commission was still considering the comments made and might possibly come forward with revised working documents incorporating some of these observations. Some remarks in addition to those made on 10 April were noted.

11. Exchange of views on a draft mandate for standardisation addressed to CEN in the field of methods of analysis for feedingstuffs

The draft mandate was presented, in particular the modifications arising from the discussions at the last meeting. It was announced that the Annex would be considered at the scheduled meeting of the Expert Committee on "Methods of Analysis - Feedingstuffs". No further comments were made on the amended draft version. The Committee was informed that the draft mandate was on the agenda for adoption at the next meeting, at the end of June, of the Committee established under Directive 98/34/EC.

12. Products referred to in article 9g.

Further changes were made to the list of products set out in the proposal for a Commission Regulation amending Council Directive 70/524/EEC concerning additives in feedingstuffs as regards the withdrawal of authorisation for certain additives belonging to the group coccidiostats and other medicinal substances (Doc. SANCO/1175/01). Update on the following dossiers:

Amprol Plus â (amprolium)

Koffogran â (nicarbazin)

The replies to the Commission letters highlighting the deficiencies in the two dossiers were presented by the rapporteurs. It was decided to look again at their status as regards compliance with Article 9g of Directive 70/524/EEC at the next meeting of the Standing Committee.

13. Enzyme: Belfeed â -(N°51 )- Extension to a new physical form for broilers.

Pursuant to Article 4(4) of Directive 70/524/EEC, the Member States had a period of sixty days to check whether the dossier had been compiled in accordance with Directive 87/153/EEC. According to the timetable, the sixty-day period would end on 27 May 2001. The expert report should be drawn up no later than by the beginning of the evaluation period.

14. Feed preservatives:

" KOFA GRAIN pH 5"- Sodium benzoate (E211), propionic acid (E280), sodium propionate (E281)-"- pigs, dairy cows, cattle for fattening. Article 4(6) - (Rapporteur: D)

The evaluation period provided for in Article 4(6) of Council Directive 70/524/EEC concerning additives in feedingstuffs, which was interrupted on 13 July 2000, was formally resumed as from 27 April 2001.

15. Other business

Request from the German delegation to adopt a regulation amending Directive 70/524/EC with regard to trace elements.

One delegation stressed the urgent need to adopt the draft Regulation, discussed last year, to reduce maximum levels of certain trace elements authorised under Directive 70/524/EC.

A representative of the Commission informed the delegations that the intention was to adopt the above-mentioned Regulation as soon as possible. This had not been possible up to now because the Scientific Committee on Animal Nutrition (SCAN) had not yet delivered its opinion. The examination of the dossier by the SCAN was progressing well and the Regulation would be adopted as soon as the SCAN's opinion became available.

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