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PR(09)58: Norway fails to incorporate a regulation on animal nutrition


The EFTA Surveillance Authority has decided to deliver a reasoned opinion to Norway for failure to fully incorporate a regulation on animal nutrition.[1] 

The regulation dictates the rules for the use of processed animal proteins in feed. To protect public health, feeding ruminants with feed containing processed animal proteins, including fishmeal, is prohibited. Contrary to what is provided for in the regulation, Norway allows for such use of fishmeal in the national measures incorporating the regulation.

Norway should have incorporated Regulation 1292/2005 as such by 23 September 2006.

Delivering a reasoned opinion is the second stage in infringement proceedings. The EFTA Surveillance Authority may bring the matter before the EFTA Court, if Norway fails to take satisfactory measures within three months after receiving the reasoned opinion.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Ólafur Valsson
Deputy Director,Internal Market Affairs Directorate
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 68


Brussels, 15 July 2009


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