USA: Feed contamination rapid-alert system approved by EU
The EU is to introduce additional rules on animal feed controls including a rapid alert system that will give the European Commission authority to adopt fast-track safeguard measures in emergency cases. The rules, which aim largely at preventing a recurrence of the dioxin contamination crisis, include a total ban on the dilution of contaminated feed materials and the setting of maximum limits for substances like mercury, dioxin, lead and cadmium.
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