Animal By Products and you
The use or disposal of ABP is strictly controlled. This is to protect both public and animal health. If you are involved with ABP you must follow all appropriate rules and regulations.
Regulations of ABP
The regulation of ABP is handled by a number of bodies:
- Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Responsible for most ABP processing plants and the largest meat plants.
- Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority: Responsible for marine ABP.
- Local Authority Veterinary Service: Responsible for ABP issues in smaller local abattoirs.
- Health Service Executive: Responsible for retail outlets, e.g. butchers.
What is in this section?
- Animal By-Product - Trader Notices
- Application Forms & Conditions for ABP Processing Operations
- Approved Laboratories (doc 35Kb)
- EU Approved ABP Plants
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Import of Animals and Animal Products
- Trade in Animal By-Products under Article 48 of Regulation 1069/2009: (Category 1, Category 2 including manure, Category 1 meat and bonemeal, Category 2 meat and bonemeal, Category 1 animal fat, Category 2 animal fat and Category 3 processed animal protein)