Products of bovine, ovine and caprine animal origin listed in Section A of Chapter C of Annex IX to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001.
Commission Regulation amending Annexes III, V, VII and IX to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards genotyping of positive TSE cases in goats, the determination of age in ovine and caprine animals, the measures applicable in a herd or flock with atypical scrapie and the conditions for imports of products of bovine, ovine and caprine origin (Text with EEA relevance). Language(s): English. Number of pages: 8
The proposed amendment in Annex IX to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 is the only part of the text with a possible impact on international trade. The proposal will ensure full consistency of the EU import conditions of products derived from ruminants originating from a country with undetermined BSE risk, whether the products are imported directly from this country or from a country with negligible or controlled BSE risk. To this aim, two additional conditions will become applicable to these products imported from a controlled BSE risk country:
the animals have not been fed with meat-and-bone meal or greaves,
the products were produced and handled in a manner which ensures that they did not contain and were not contaminated with nervous and lymphatic tissues exposed during the deboning process.