Directive 2000/15/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 10 April 2000 amending Council Directive 64/432/EEC on health problems affecting intra-Community trade in bovine animals and swine

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EN Official Journal of the European Communities 3.5.2000L 105/36 DIRECTIVE 2000/16/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL of 10 April 2000 amending Council Directive 79/373/EEC on the marketing of compound feedingstuffs and Council Directive 96/25/EC on the circulation of feed materials THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 152(4) thereof,Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (1),Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee (2),After consulting the Committee of the Regions,Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty (3),Whereas:(1) Council Directive 95/69/EC of 22 December 1995 laying down the conditions and arrangements for approving and registering certain establishments and intermediaries operating in the animal feed sector and amending Directives 70/524/EEC, 74/63/EEC, 79/ 373/EEC and 82/471/EEC (4 ) lays down the principle of allocating an approval number to certain establishments or intermediaries; for reasons of transparency and in order to facilitate checks, the registration number or approval number, as the case may be, should be required to be shown on the label or in the document accompanying the compound feedingstuffs.(2) Article 2(l) of Council Directive 79/373/EEC of 2 April 1979 on the marketing of compound feedingstuffs (5 ) defines the minimum storage life of a compound feedingstuff as lasting until that date until which, under proper storage conditions, that feedingstuff retains its specific properties; the term `specific properties' encompasses all the properties which determine the quality of a compound feedingstuff, particularly the effectiveness of the additives it contains; this effectiveness is indicated by the expiry date of the guarantee, which has to be stated in accordance with Council Directive 70/524/EEC (6 );therefore, in all cases in which the minimum storage life of an additive is the limiting factor as regards the quality of a compound feedingstuff, this date is decisive in determining the minimum storage life of the compound feedingstuff; however, the relevant provision in Article 5d(1), second subparagraph, of Directive 79/373/EEC does not provide sufficient clarity and should therefore be replaced.(3) The German version of Directive 79/373/EEC uses the term `circulation' (Verkehr) instead of `marketing' (Vermarktung), as in the other language versions; since there is a difference in meaning, the...

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