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What are ABPs?

Animal by-products
- The entire body, part of animal or product of animal origin not intended for human consumption


Give examples of edible co-products that may be sent for human consumption or become ABPs

- Fats
- Stomach, bladders, intestines
- Gelatine and collagen
- Without furhter processing will become ABPs


How are ABPs categorised?

Category 1 (high risk) - 3 (low risk)


What ABPs are classed as category 1?

- All SRMs
- Body or part of animal containing SRM at point of disposal
- All parts of animals suspected as being infected by TSEs
- Animal material collected from waste water drain screenings in ruminant slaughterhouses and other premises in which SRM is removed
- Animals killed in context of TSE eradication measures
- Wild animals suspected of being infected with zoonotic diseases (e.g. bTB, FMD)
- Products contaminated with prohibited substances or containing residues of environmental contaminants
- International catering waste, dead pets, lab animals, carcasses and dead zoo animals


Describe category 1 of ABPs and its labelling

- Highest risk, for disposal only
- Dyed blue if contain SRM, black if not
- Container labelled " Category 1, for disposal only"


Describe Category 2 of ABP and its labelling

- High risk, unfit for human or animal consumption
- Dyed black
- Labelled "category 2, not for animal consumption"


What ABPs are classed as Category 2?

- Sludge from waste water drain screenings in non-ruminant slaughterhouse
- Products containing residues of authorised veterinary drugs and contaminants exceeding permitted levels
- Material imported from Third countries or member states not complying with EU veterinary requirements
- Animals (or parts of) that dies other than slaughter for human consumption
- Products from animals declared unfit for human consumption due to foreign bodies in products
- Manure, digestive tract contents
- Blood from any animal that has not passed AMI
- Rejection due to pathology


Describe Category 3 ABP and its labelling

- Low risk, unfit for human consumption
- No dying required
- Labelled "not for human consumption"


What is classed as a Category 3 ABP?

- Fit for consumption but not desired e.g. blood
- Specific parts of animal if passed AMI
- PMI rejections not posing risk to animal health


Which parts of an animal can be disposed of as Category 3 ABPs if animal passed AMI?

- Head and feathers of poultry
- Pig bristles
- Feet
- Hides and skins
- Horns
- Blood of pigs, poultry and ruminants


What is a potential use of Category 3 ABPs?

Can be used for raw pet food under certain requirements


What are the requirements for the production of raw pet food using Cat 3 ABPs?

- Rejected at PMI for reason not posing risk to human or animal health
- Poultry heads passed AMI
- Storage and transport <7C
- Labelled as "pet food only" during transport
- Packaged in new packaging preventing leakage
- Prevent contamination throughout production until point of sale
- Sampled for Salmonella and Enterobacteria (not at abattoir)


What is the purpose of controlling ABPs?

- Hygiene
- Prevent entry of risky material into food chain
- ANimal and human health


What pieces of legislation regulate ABPs?

- EC 1069/2009
- EC 142/2011
- Animal By-Products Enforcement (England) Regulations 2013 SI No 2952/2013
- Animal By-Products Enforcement (Wales) regulations 2014 SI No 2014/517 (W60)
- EC 852, 853, 854/2004


Who is responsible for ensuring ABP regulations are followed?

- Al except EC 854/2004 are checked by FBO
- Exception is checked by OV/competent authority


What are the responsibilities of the FBO, APHA, LA and OV with regards to ABPs?

- FBO: due diligence
- APHA: licencing of ABP plants
- LA: transport of ABP and supervision of ABP plants
- OV: supervision and enforcement at the abattoir


What are the disposal routes for Category 1 ABPs?

- Approved incinerators
- Pressure sterilisation followed by permanent marking and landfill
- Fuel combustion at approved combustion plant
- Burial at authorised landfill


What are the disposal routes for Category 2 ABPs?

- Same as for Category 1 plus others
- After processing can be used as fertilisers/soil improvers
- Fuel combustion
- Cosmetics
- Medical devices
- safe industrial technical uses
- Manure to land, gut-room waste to non-pasture land (no processing neded)


What routes of disposal can be used for category 3 ABPs?

- Same as cat 1 and 2 plus
- Pet food plants
- Technical plants (pharmaceutical)
- Biogas plants
- Tanneries


Describe the process of pressure sterilisation of cat 1 and 2 ABPs

- 133C for 20 mins without interruption
- Maintain pressure of 3 bars by removing all air from sterilisation chamber and replacing with steam


What are the ABP disposal exceptions?

- All can go for diagnostic, educational and research purposes and taxidermy
- All categories for feeding of endangered species (not needed in UK)
- All for surgical procedures on live animals on farm
- Cat 2 and 3: feeding zoo/circus animals, reptiles/birds of prey, treatment at approved collection centre for feeding to hounds, approved kennels and maggot farms


What are the storage requirements for ABPs at the abattoir?

- Leak proof containers
- Closely fitting lids
- Labelled
- Impervious, easy to clean and disinfect
- Lidded, separated from fit for human consumption products
- Well maintained
- If left out too long, may be moved from cat 2 to cat 1/cat 3 to cat 2


What are some exceptions regarding the staining of ABPs?

- cat 3 do not need staining
- Whole bodies, teaching/research material, dispute over category, OV inspection pending, blood, manure/digestive content are not stained


Describe the collection and transport of ABPs from abattoirs

- Dispatched to approved premises only
- Person collecting needs to be licensed for that category


What are SRMs?

Specified risk materials
- Parts of ruminant likely to pose a risk of infectivity if the animal from which it comes was infected with a TSE disease


What are the SRMs of cattle at all ages?

- Tonsils
- Last 4 metres of small intestine
- Caecum
- Mesentery


What are the additional SRMs of cattle over 12 months old?

- Skull (excluding mandible) including brain and eyes
- Spinal cord


What are the additional SRMs of cattle over 30 months old?

- Vertebral column (including dorsal root ganglion but excluding vertebrae of tail, spinous and transverse process of cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, median sacral crest and wings of sacrum)


What are the labelling requirements for cattle over 30 months old?

Red stripe on lable


What is the procedure for SRMs where a cow lacks identification?

Vertebral column will be removed