News last update:6 Aug 2012

Spain lagging behind in feed safety implementation

Spain is at the back of the line when it comes to implementing the EU Directive on undesirable substances in animal feed.

The Directive controls the maximum levels of heavy metals such as arsenic, specific pesticides and botanical impurities.
Member states were to implement the Directive into national law by mid 2010, but Spain has failed to do so.
The European Commission last week once again called upon Madrid to follow suit after sending out several warnings in 2010.
If the Brussels authorities do not receive a satisfactory reply within two months it can sue Spain at the European Court of Justice.


Dick Ziggers

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