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

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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.