Official Journal of the European Union

CE 67/155

The placing on the market and the use of feed for animals ***I


European Parliament legislative resolution of 5 February 2009 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the placing on the market and use of feed (COM(2008)0124 – C6-0128/2008 – 2008/0050(COD))

(2010/C 67 E/25)

(Codecision procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2008)0124),

having regard to Article 251(2), Article 37 and Article 152(4)(b) of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6-0128/2008),

having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A6-0407/2008),


Approves the Commission proposal as amended;


Takes note of the declarations of the Commission annexed hereto;


Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend its proposal substantially or replace it with another text;


Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.


Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 5 February 2009 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No …/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the placing on the market and use of feed, amending Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 and repealing Directives 79/373/EEC, 80/511/EEC, 82/471/EEC, 83/228/EEC, 93/74/EEC, 93/113/EC and 96/25/EC and Decision 2004/217/EC

(As an agreement was reached between Parliament and Council, Parliament's position at first reading corresponds to the final legislative act, Regulation (EC) No …/2009.)


Commission's Declarations on the subject of:

1.   Revision of Annex IV:

In order to adapt Annex IV (on the tolerances for the compositional labelling of feed materials and compound feed) as provided for in Article 11 of the Regulation to scientific and technical development, the Commission and its services envisage to take up the examination of the above mentioned Annex IV. In this context the Commission will also consider certain feed materials with moister content greater than 50%.

2.   Labelling of additives:

The Commission will study whether the principles of information through labelling of feed could also apply to the additives and premixtures authorised under Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition.

3.   Interpretation of ‘any urgencies related to human and animal health and the environment’ as addressed by Recital 21, Article 5 and Article 17

‘The Commission understands that “any urgencies related to human and animal health and the environment” may include urgencies generated amongst others by negligence, intentional fraud and criminal acts.’