France Opposes Use Of Animal Meal05 December 2011
FRANCE - As long as Bruno Le Maire is Minister of Agriculture and Food, animal meal will not be reintroduced in France.
The use of animal proteins such as meat and bone meal in animal feed has been banned in the EU for over 10 years. However, a report released by the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) describes the risks associated with the residual presence of processed animal proteins as negligible.
France completed its own assessment of the use of animal proteins back in November, and has said that it does not support the reintroduction of animal proteins in animal feed.
Mr Le Maire said that he strongly opposes any changes in the regulations of animal feed, and has pledged that whilst he is Minister the use of animal meal in France will not be reintroduced.
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