The previous legislation on Bioproteins, Directive 82/471/EEC (pdf 555Kb) was replaced by Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 (pdf 913Kb) with effect from 01 September 2010. The previous bioprotein legislation was introduced to regulate non-conventional sources of animal proteins used to feed animals e.g. proteins derived from micro-organisms, non-protein nitrogenous products (urea), amino acids and analogs of amino acids. Like feed additives, a product falling within the scope of this legislation could not be fed to animals unless it was specifically authorised. The main products authorised and used in animal nutrition were brewer's and distiller's yeast’s. Under the new legislation the requirement for a general pre market authorisation is abolished. These materials will henceforth be considered as feed materials.
- Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 (pdf 913Kb) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed, amending European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 and repealing Council Directive 79/373/EEC, Commission Directive 80/511/EEC, Council Directives 82/471/EEC, 83/228/EEC, 93/74/EEC, 93/113/EC and 96/25/EC and Commission Decision 2004/217/EC
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 939/2010 of 20 October 2010 amending Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 on permitted tolerances for the compositional labelling of feed materials or compound feed as referred to in Article 11(5) (pdf 802Kb)
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 568/2010 of 29 June 2010 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the prohibition to place on the market or use for animal nutritional purposes protein products obtained from yeasts of the Candida variety cultivated on n-alkanes (pdf 704Kb)
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 454/2010 of 26 May 2010 on transitional measures under Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the labelling provisions for feed (pdf 702Kb)