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APTAR - Global Solution for Slaughterhouses, Tanneries and Phytosanitary Sectors: Treatment of Category 3 Animal Wastes and Production High Value Product with Bio-Pesticide Properties

Investigators
Muñoz Montaño, Juan Ramón
Institutions
Zurko Research SLL
Start date
2009
End date
2011
Objective
Before the implementation of the new European Regulation1 (3 October 2002) because the break out of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) most animal wastes were gathered by specialised companies for transforming them into other derivatives (i.e. feeding flour of animal origin) that have caused multiple problems of infections in all Europe known in the 90s as Mad Cow Disease . Nowadays, those waste disposals should be controlled as it is banned by the European Decision were indicated that all mammalian protein sources are prohibited from use in animal feeds 2.

Therefore, the sectors affected (tanneries and slaughterhouses) have had to control the disposal of their animal wastes. Indeed, since 3 October 2002 when entered into force the European Regulation (EC 1774/2002), tanneries and slaughterhouses have had to assume extra costs for the disposal of their animal wastes.

More information
Funded under 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme)
Funding Source
European Commission
Project number
218345
Categories
Viruses and Prions
Pesticide Residues
Commodities
Grains, Beans, Legumes