Animal by-products; application for farm approval

Establishments for the use, storage, treatment and disposal of animal by-products, may require approval with assignment of an individual approval number, depending on the activity.

The legal regulations on the handling of animal by-products concern the obligation to properly dispose of dead animals and the treatment or disposal of other animal by-products (parts derived from the animal and residual materials that are not suitable or intended for human consumption), in particular to prevent animal diseases or to distinguish them from foodstuffs intended for human consumption. These substances are to be recycled and disposed of safely in such a way that neither the health of humans and animals nor the environment are endangered.

In principle, all users of animal by-products and derived products are obliged to register them. Upon application by the operator, the establishments or activities must be approved or registered. This document only describes the approval of establishments.

  • The following annexes must be submitted in duplicate to the competent government together with the application for approval:

    • Operating plan for ABP farms (for form, see "Forms")
    • Site plan
    • Building layout plan
    • Documents for designating the use of space;
      if necessary, operating plan to scale with material and personnel flow (if necessary, illustration of the separation "clean/unclean")
    • Machine plan including material flow
    • Waste water plan
    • Process description
    • Cleaning and disinfection plan
    • Proof of reliability (to be applied for at the municipality of residence)
    • Copy of the business registration for business premises for companies entered in the commercial register or other public registers: Extract from the register
    • Self-disclosure

Related Links

  • Antrag auf Zulassung meines Betriebes zur Zwischenbehandlung, zur Verbrennung oder zur Verarbeitung von tierischen Nebenprodukten
  • Anlage zum Antrag - Betriebsspiegel (allgemeine Angaben) für TNP-Betriebe

Related Links

  • Tierische Nebenprodukte-Beseitigungsgesetz (TierNebG)
  • Verordnung zur Durchführung des Tierische Nebenprodukte-Beseitigungsgesetzes
  • Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1069/2009 des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates mit Hygienevorschriften für nicht für den menschlichen Verzehr bestimmte tierische Nebenprodukte und zur Aufhebung der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1774/2002 (Verordnung über tierische Nebenprodukte)
  • Tierische Nebenprodukte DVO (EU) 142/2011 zur Durchführung der VO (EG) Nr. 1069/2009 mit Hygienevorschriften für nicht für den menschlichen Verzehr bestimmte tierische Nebenprodukte

Related Links

  • Tierische Nebenprodukte (Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft)
  • Tierische Nebenprodukte: Definition, Verwendung und Beseitigung (Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz)
  • Rechtliche Grundlagen - Tierische Nebenprodukte (TNP) (Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit-LGL)
  • Was sind tierische Nebenprodukte? (Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit-LGL)

The approval procedure begins with the submission of the documents to the locally responsible district administrative authority (district office or independent city) or control authority for food safety and veterinary affairs (KBLV), which carries out a preliminary examination. If the application for approval has not been sent directly to the responsible approval authority (e.g. government), it will be forwarded there.

After the application has been submitted and the preliminary examination has been carried out, a site inspection is carried out to check whether the requirements relevant to the individual case have been met.

When assessing the approval requirements of a farm, the competent authority may consult veterinary experts. The involvement of further, non-veterinary experts is possible.

The administrative procedure is concluded by the issuance of an approval notice.
With the approval, the establishment receives an individual, published approval number for ABP (animal by-products) establishments, which also identifies it in the commercial documents and obligatory records in commercial transactions.

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Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz (Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection)

Last update or date of publication
14.06.2022