12/19/2023 - 16:24

BAT-conclusions on slaughterhouses, animal by-products, and edible co-products published

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On December 11, 2023, the Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions from the BREF for slaughterhouses and processors of animal by-products and/or edible co-products (SA) were published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The decision in the Official Journal can be accessed via this link.

These BAT conclusions are relevant to the operation of slaughterhouses with a production capacity of more than 50 tons per day of carcasses, and the disposal or processing of carcasses or animal waste with a processing capacity of more than 10 tons per day, corresponding to points 6.4 and 6.5 of Annex I to Directive 2010/75/EU. Additionally, the BAT conclusions also apply to specific activities directly associated with the aforementioned activities, including: the processing of animal by-products and/or edible co-products (such as rendering, fat melting, processing of feathers, fishmeal and fish oil production, blood processing and manufacture of gelatin), the combustion of meat and bone meal and/or animal fat, the combustion of malodorous gases, the incineration of carcasses, the preservation of hides and skins, the treatment of intestines and offal, and composting and anaerobic digestion, insofar as the activities are directly related to the operations covered by these BAT conclusions.

The permits of classified establishments or activities (IIOA's) with a relevant IPPC-installation will be evaluated within two years after the publication date in accordance with the multi-year program (MJP) for general evaluations. The MJP will be updated no later than two months after the publication date of the BAT conclusions and can be accessed via this link.