The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new Regulation on hygiene requirements for animal feed. EU rules already exist for aspects of animal feed, such as feed additives, controls and labelling. However, rules on the production, transport, storage and handling of feed as proposed today were missing. The Commission also considered the desirability and feasibility of establishing an exclusive list (
positive list) of permitted animal feed in the EU. The proposed Regulation will now go to the European Parliament and Council to be adopted in the co-decision process. The report on the positive list will be communicated to the European Parliament and Council.