Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
European Parliament intends to re-authorise use of catering waste for animal feed purposes

FVE has been asked to support an initiative from Nutreco Public Affairs to prevent the adoption of an amendment put forward by the European Parliament which intends to re-authorise the use of catering waste for animal feed purposes. Following the outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease in 2001, it was decided in 2002 to ban the the use of catering waste for animal feed with certains exceptions in Germany and Austria (Regulation EC 1774/2002) .

In the first reading of the revision of the Waste Framework Directive (COM 2005/0667) the European Parliament tabled an amendment to re-authorise catering waste for animal feed. The FVE is of the opinion that the ban on catering waste should be kept and strongly opposes such a re-authorisation. For more information about this please contact Jan Vaarten at jan@fve.org.