Factsheet: Animal by-products

Animal by-products

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Royal Decree 1528/2012 dated November 8, establishing the regulations applicable to animal by-products and derivatives not intended for human consumption.
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Real Decreto 1528/2012, de 8 de noviembre, por el que se establecen las normas aplicables a los subproductos animales y los productos derivados no destinados al consumo humano.
Royal Decree 1528/2012 established the application conditions of european regulations regarding animal by-products not intended for human consumption. It defines the distribution of powers between the national level and the regional level. It creates the National Commission of Animal By-products not intended for Human Consumption which is the entity in charge of monitoring and coordinating the implementation of legislation related to animal by-products not intended for human consumption. This regulation constraints the utilisation of certain animal by-products for anaerobic digestion. It also establishes the processes for sanitising the troublesome materials before any utilisation in biodigsters. It has to be considered in planning of new biogas facilities.
Regulate management of animal byproducts

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Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment


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