New Advice on Dioxins in Fish Oil
On the 25th of May 2021 the Market Advisory Council (MAC), in which European Fishmeal is member, published new advice on Dioxins in Fish Oil from farmed fish.
To optimise feed safety and to reduce risk from other unwarranted substances, the MAC recommends that the European Commission:
a) Clarify the application of the different points under subparagraph c), paragraph 2, of section “Dioxin Monitoring for Oils, Fats and Derived Products” of Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 183/2005;
b) Amend Regulation (EC) No 183/2005, so that point (iii) reads “(one representative analysis per 2 000 tonnes as regards fish oil not referred to in (i) or fish oil exclusively produced from aquaculture fish”;
c) Acknowledge that one representative analysis per 2 000 tonnes or one analysis per year would be sufficient to monitor the risk of dioxins and dioxins-like PCBs in fish oil exclusively produced from farmed fish.