June 21, 2011

Germany faces EU criticism over animal feed rules

The European Union has called for Germany to abide by the rule as laid down in accordance with EU regulations on animal feed. The directive on maximum feed quantities of banned substances which regulates on the permitted levels of heavy metals and contaminants in feeds. Substances that are considered as undesirable like mercury or nitrates which is poisonous to humans and animal.

The deadline that all member states should have implemented this directive was November 1, 2010, but Germany has failed to to do this. Lessons learned after the Dioxin scandal in January meant that more stringent regulations and inspections be carried out. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers

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