Regulation on the Prevention, Control and Eradication of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (999/2001)

Title: Regulation on the Prevention, Control & Eradication of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

Category: EU Regulations

Date: 2001

Reference: 999/2001 [Full text]

General Description:

This Regulation lays down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of TSEs in animals and applies to the production and placing on the market of live animals and products of animal origin and in certain specific cases to their export. It does not apply to:

  • cosmetic or medicinal products or medical devices, nor to their starting materials or intermediate products;
  • products which are not intended for use in human food, animal feed or fertilisers, nor to their starting materials or intermediate products;
  • products of animal origin intended for exhibition, teaching, scientific research, special studies or analysis, provided those products are not eventually consumed or used by humans or by animals other than those kept for the research projects concerned;
  • live animals used in or intended for research.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Animals, Animal Health, Animal Products, BSE, Carcasses, TSE

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