June 17, 2018

18/06/2018: Revised waste framework directive confirms former foodstuffs are not waste

Former foodstuff processing now fully recognised as part of the food production chain

On 14 June 2018 the revised Waste Framework Directive (EU) 2018/851 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. As EFFPA (the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association) called for, the new waste legislation includes an exclusion for substances destined for use as feed materials (Article 2(2,e)).

In recital 8 it is explained that this change should avoid the situation where substances already covered by feed legislation are unnecessarily included in the scope of waste legislation. This confirms that when former foodstuffs are placed on the market as safe feed materials, they cannot be downgraded to waste based on interpretation of the by-products criteria by competent environmental control authorities.

Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.

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