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Legislation and regulations on food safety, traceability and animal welfare are our highest priority. Kiezebrink acts fully in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1069/2009. The business locations in Putten are all acknowledged by the Dutch government, the NVWA (www.nvwa.nl/english).

NVWA

In the Netherlands, the safety of products is controlled by the NVWA (Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority). This control is based on established laws and rules.

The NVWA is formed by a merger between VWA (Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority), AID (General Inspection) and the PD (Plant Protection Organisation). The NVWA is an independent agency in the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

The four main tasks of the NVWA are:

  • Monitoring the safety of food and consumer products;
  • Monitoring health of animals and plants;
  • Eyes on animal welfare;
  • Maintaining nature legislation.

 

Producers who process animal products as meat (including animal by-products), fish or dairy produce must be approved by the NVWA. These approvals are issued when the company meets the requirements. Then, companies are controlled by unannounced tests.

Raw products for use in feeding fall under the regulation of animal by-products. Basic Regulation EG 1069/2009 and the implementing Regulation 142/2011 apply to animal by-products. Animal by-products are classified in three categories, depending on the risk for public and animal health. These categories are:

  • Category 1 material;
  • Category 2 material;
  • Category 3 material.

 

Category 1 material

The following products are classified as category 1:

  • Specified risk material;
  • Dead pet;
  • Wild animals suspected of being infected with diseases communicable to humans or animals;
  • Test animals;
  • Kitchen waste from international means of transport such as aircraft and ships.

 

Category 2 material

The following products are classified as category 2:

  • Animal by-products that do not fall under category 1 or category 3 material. For example, tainted foods or meat declared unfit for human or animal consumption after inspection during slaughter.

 

Category 2 material may, with the consent of the competent authority, be transported to:

  • Zoo animals;
  • Circus animals;
  • Other reptiles and birds of prey than zoo animals or circus animals;
  • Animals used for fur
  • Wild animals;
  • Dogs in approved kennels or packs of hounds;
  • Dogs and cats in shelters;
  • Fishing worms and bait.

 

Category 3 material

The following products are classified as category 3:

  • For commercial reasons culled chicks;
  • Animals and parts of dead animals of the zoological order of Rodentia (rodents) and Lagamorpha (lagomorphs), excluding category 1 and category 2 material;
  • Animals slaughtered in slaughterhouses, after inspection approved fit according to EU-legislation but not suitable for human consumption due to commercial reasons;
  • Fish caught for the production of fish flour;
  • Carcasses and parts of animals that have been approved for human consumption in a slaughter house
  • Carcasses and parts of wild animals that, in accordance with common legislation for human consumption, are declared unfit but which showed no signs of diseases communicable to human or animals.

 

The different categories have their own rules concerning import, export, processing etc. Within Kiezebrink we act according to this legislation and regulation. For more information please contact our Quality Manager Patrick Strijker (patrick@kiezebrink.eu). 

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