Animal by-products (ABPs) are materials of animal origin that people do not consume.
EU legislation establishes guarantees for the health of live animals and regulates their trade and imports.
EU countries are responsible for the enforcement of the EU agri-food chain legislation and all business operators must comply with these requirements.
Rules for animal welfare during transport, including monitoring and controls by national authorities.
In order that all products of animal origin can be moved safely between the EU Member States or enter into the EU the EU has laid down a range of animal health requirements.