Disposal of Specified Risk Material

Disposal of specified risk material (SRM) in slaughterhouses, cutting plants and butcheries.

Specified Risk Material (SRM) is collected as Category 1 material, as referred to in Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 laying down health rules concerning animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation 1774/2002 in slaughterhouses, cutting plants and butcheries by carriers companies recognized by the competent regional authorities and subsequently processed in processing plants approved by the competent regional authority and disposed of as waste by co-incineration in incineration plants (Indaver) or co-incineration plants (cement factories) authorized to do so by the competent regional authorities.

In addition, animal products or cadavers containing Category 1 material are removed in the same way as Category 1 material, as are the carcasses of animals affected or suspected of being affected by transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), as well as animals slaughtered in the context of the eradication of TSEs.

Last updated: 29/08/2019