Short report of
the meeting (2001/01) held in Brussels on 16 January
President: Mrs. Paola Testori Coggi
(A.M.), Mr. Eric Poudelet (P.M.)
All the Member States were
1. Information by Member States on measures
implemented by 1/1/2001 concerning BSE
All the Member States summarised their
replies given to a questionnaire, issued by the Commission,
concerning the situation as regards implementation of BSE
decisions. The Commission distributed a document containing
all the Member States' written replies. Iceland and Norway
also reported on the measures taken.
The questionnaire covered the following
1. Implementation of Decision
2000/418/EC and measures at slaughter
Specified risk materials
Mechanically recovered meat
Testing of bovine animals at
Testing of healthy bovine animals at
Surveillance of bovine animals
"purchased for destruction"
3. Processed animal protein in
Prohibition to use animal protein in
feed for certain animals
Recall of products already on the
Storage and disposal of processed
animal protein and recalled feed
Control measures on certain animal
4. Controls on tallow
The Commission requested the Member
States to provide monthly data on testing and distributed a
proposed arrangement to improve the information flow on
BSE testing and BSE cases in the Community.
1. NL asked about the state of play
concerning a question put to the Commission as regards
trade of EC cattle produced before 01/10/2000 (Decision on
SRM) and from which SRM was not removed. The Commission
said that an answer was being prepared. In any case, these
products should be withdrawn from the market.
2. The Commission responded to a number
of specific problems in relation to processed animal
proteins in animal feed, pet food, gelatine, importation of
fishmeal and artificial casings.
3. The Commission announced that it was
summarising the reactions of third countries in relation to
the recent events as regards BSE. In this respect, the
Commission requested the Member States to provide
information on third country measures considered
unjustifiable or causing important impact on trade.
Standing Veterinary Committee
FOOD SAFETY |
GENERAL "HEALTH & CONSUMER PROTECTION"