Where does used oil go ?

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IT IS ILLEGAL to use WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil) in animal feeds.
Although it does still occur in South Africa, in the European Union and USA the practise is banned and well policed.


SOUTH AFRICA

NOTICE 511 OF 2008
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE

FERTILIZERS, FARM FEEDS, AGRICULTURAL REMEDIES AND STOCK REMEDIES ACT, 1947 (ACT NO. 36 OF 1947)
PUBLICATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN POLICY ON ANIMAL FEEDS

1, Lulu Xingwana, Minister of Agriculture hereby publish South African Policy on animal feeds. This document will serve as a framework for the regulation and legislation of animal feeds in South Africa.

2.3.1.4 Denatured Oils
The availability to the Feed Industry of vegetable oils and vegetable oil residues and by-products for inclusion into feeds as a feedstuff also presents a risk to animals. The incorrect blending with these oils of unprocessed old restaurant oils introduces carcinogenic compounds into these oils and therefore into the feed supplied to the animals.

4.3.1.4 Denatured Oils
Government must play a pro-active role in monitoring denatured oils and their use in animal feed. Product which are manufactured locally and product which are imported must only be used in the manufacture of animal feed after sufficient evidence has been provided on the safety of the product. This can be established through production records and certificates of analyses.


EUROPEAN UNION

Animal By-Products Regulation EC 1774/2002 (ABPR)

Guidance notes

Since 31 October 2004 waste cooking oil from catering premises can no longer be used as an ingredient in animal feed. Waste cooking oils from food manufacturing, and fresh or unused cooking oil, can continue to be used in animal feed.

This change has been introduced as a measure to safeguard animal health and the subsequent food chain under the Animal By-Products Regulation EC 1774/2002 (ABPR) and applies across Europe, including the UK. In most Member States the ban has applied since May 2002.

After 31 October 2004, anyone using waste cooking oil from catering premises as an animal-feed, as an ingredient in animal-feed, or who consigns their waste cooking oil to such animal feed operations commits an offence.



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