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Regulations for Food Waste Reuse in Livestock Farms Revised to Prevent Spread of African Swine Fever

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The EPA has revised regulations to align them with the Council of Agriculture’s announcement of a ban on the transportation of food waste, animal waste, and scraps from livestock slaughter to pig feeding sites, starting from 1 October 2022. However, livestock farms with more than 200 heads of livestock are not subject to this regulation if the waste has been approved for reuse by the relevant local environmental protection agencies under the Waste Disposal Act.  

The EPA stated that to be in line with the Council of Agriculture’s policies for preventing the spread of African swine fever, revisions were made to food waste recycling management methods in the Management Regulations for Reuse of Common Industrial Waste.  The revision stipulates food waste that is directly reused as feed, or as raw material to make feed, shall be handled according to the Feed Control Act and the Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Diseases, in order to improve food waste management methods and meet recycling management requirements. 

Excerpt from Major Environmental Policies, March 2022
Ministry of Environment