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Animal fodder, animal origin - UK Soil Association Organic Standards 2005

Padel, Susanne and Lowman, Steve (2005) Animal fodder, animal origin - UK Soil Association Organic Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

There is a limited list of feeds of animal origin permitted for feeding to livestock. Certain items on this list are permitted to be fed only to non-herbivores. Soil Association Organic Standards. Paragraph 10.13.23.

Difference

Soil Association standards are more restrictive than EU Regulation 2092/91. Soil Association standards specify that fish molluscan or crustacean autolysates, hydrolysates and proteolysates obtained by enzyme action, fish oil, and fishmeal may be fed only to non-herbivores. EU Regulation allows feeding of these products to both herbivores and non-herbivores.

Justification

Feeding fish products to herbivores is incompatible with their innate behaviour and therefore contradicts the principles of care and fairness.

EU Regulation

Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for animal husbandry > Feed materials - Annex II C
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal feed/Animal nutrition - Annex I B4

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition
Permitted inputs (positive lists)
Specific animal standards
Country/Standard: Europe > UK > Soil Association Organic Standards
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:180
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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