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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC released a Certified Reference Material (CRM) ERM-AD484k for the detection of poultry (chicken and turkey) constituents in feed.
In 2001, a total feed ban of processed animal proteins (PAP) was introduced to tackle the mad cow disease or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic. In the years to follow, a TSE Roadmap was developed for the controlled re-authorisation of PAPs in feed while assuring a high level of food safety. This resulted in a gradual lifting of parts of the 2001 ban.