Statement on technical assistance on the format for applications for new alternative methods for animal by-products

Applications, Animal By-Products, alternative methods
First published in the EFSA Journal
28 July 2010
7 July 2010

EFSA’s Scientific Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ) was asked for technical assistance in the development of a standard format for applications for new alternative methods of use and disposal for Animal By-Products (ABPs). Taking into account current informal non-binding guidelines jointly prepared by the European Commission and EFSA the BIOHAZ Panel prepared a proposed standard format. In comparison with the above mentioned guidelines, the proposed standard format i) further clarifies the information needed when submitting an application and ii) aligns the terminology used with that presented in the Principles and Guidelines for the Conduct of Microbiological Risk Assessment by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. A glossary of terms used,
mainly derived from the above mentioned document, was proposed to be added as an appendix to the standard format.

Panel members at the time of adoption
Olivier Andreoletti, Herbert Budka, Sava Buncic, John D Collins, John Griffin, Tine Hald, Arie Hendrik Havelaar, James Hope, Günter Klein, James McLauchlin, Winy Messens, Christine Müller-Graf, Christophe Nguyen-The, Birgit Noerrung, Luisa Peixe, Miguel Prieto Maradona, Antonia Ricci, John Sofos, John Threlfall, Ivar Vågsholm, Emmanuel Vanopdenbosch
Panel on Biological Hazards
biohaz [at]
EFSA Journal 2010; 8(7):1680 [12 pp.].
Question Number
On request from
European Commission