Supervision regarding the EU regulation related to animal by-products

The COKZ enforces compliance of the EU regulation related to animal by-products in the Dutch egg sector through the NCAE department. Animal by-products may be produced during the production of food from an animal origin. These are products not intended for human consumption. The animal by-product classification may be required based on product characteristics (the reason will then be set down legally), but the products (eggs and egg products) cannot be intended for human consumption either anymore because of commercial reasons.

In the European Union, Regulation (EC) no. 1069/2009 and Regulation (EU) no. 142/2011 with regard to animal by-products are in effect. In these regulations, rules are set that must be met by products that are not or are no longer intended for human consumption. These rules concern the collection, transport, storage, handling, processing and use or removal of animal by-products to ensure that these products do not represent a risk to the health of people and animals.

These regulations are further elaborated in the Animals Act, the Animal By-product Decree and the Animal By-product Regulations on a national level.

The COKZ carries out inspections through the NCAE department at the instructions of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) at companies who market eggs and/or egg products with a view to enforce the regulations of this regulation. The enforcement employees are appointed for these inspections as NVWA officials.

EU regulations related to animal by-products

• Regulation (EC) no. 1069/2009
• Regulation (EU) no. 142/2011

The Regulation can also be viewed through EUR-Lex.
The NCAE department has drawn up an information sheet as a tool to understand and comply with this Regulation.