Archive for Regulations and Standards

Notice of AGM for 2017

The date for the AGM for 2017 is Friday 19th January, 2018.   As usual the meeting is held at the Secretary's office in England, any members wishing to particpate are encouraged to do so on line through skype.

Full details are available to members when visiting the New Meeting - Members Only Page.   Please remember to login first.

AGM Minutes 2016

The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2016 AGM are now available to members for viewing here.   Please note members must login before clicking on this link to gain access.

Notice of 2016 AGM

The date for the AGM for 2016 is 28th October, 2016.   As usual the meeting is held at the Secretary's office in England, any members wishing to particpate are able to do so on line through skype.

Full details are available to members when visiting the New Meeting - Members Only Page.   Please remember to login first.

AGM Minutes 2015

The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2015 AGM are now available to members for viewing here.   Please note members must login before clicking on this link to gain access

Notice of AGM 2015

The date for the AGM for 2015 is 13th October, 2015.   As usual the meeting is held at the Secretary's office in England, any members wishing to particpate are able to do so on line through skype.

Full details are available to members when visiting the Members Only Page    Please remember to login first.

AGM Minutes 2014

The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2014 AGM are now available to members for viewing here.   Please note members must login before clicking on this link to gain access.

AGM Voting & Meeting Final Reminder

A reminder to members that the voting for this years AGM closes tomorrow (14th October, 2014) at 18.00 BST (British Time).    The meeting itself takes place 2 hours later on line.  It is essential that any member wishing to take part notifies secretary prior to the meeting in order for the Chairman to call you into the meeting on Skype.

The voting form is updated and simpler to use.   The agenda and voting form are available on this page

The instruction on how the meetings are run are also available from that page or available directly from here.

Members AGM Reminder

A quick reminder that the AGM is taking place on Tuesday 14th October (next week) and that this meeting takes place on line to enable all members to take part if they wish.   Full details are availalbe to member here.   Members, please remember you must be logged in before clicking this link.

Please also remember there is a voting form to complete and that voting takes place prior to the meeting with a cut-off time for voting of 2 hours before the AGM meeting begins on 14th October, 2014 at 20.00pm BST (UK Time).

Notice of AGM 2014

The date for the AGM for 2014 is 14th October, 2014.   As usual the meeting is held at the Secretary's office in England, any members wishing to particpate are able to do so on line through skype.

Full details are available to members when visiting the Members Only Page    Please remember to login first.

Amendments to Ostrich Meat Trading with the EU

The EU published some important amendments relating to ratite meat importation into the EU earlier this year. You can read on line or download the changes that have been made - in your own language here.  The document is entitled: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 166/2014 of 17 February 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards certification requirements for imports into the Union of meat of farmed ratites for human consumption and the entries for Israel and South Africa in the list of third countries or territories.

This is a direct link to the English PDF version, which includes the updated “Model Veterinary Certificate" required for meat of farmed ratites for human consumption (RAT).

Both Israel and South Africa have experienced Avian Influenza outbreaks. The new regulations enable export of meat from approved closed farms. The regulations are extremely strict and designed to minimise risk of infection from the wild bird populations as ratites are farmed outdoors.

Meat from those ostrich farms that are within the 100km range of the coast may not be exported fresh to the EU and must undergo heat treatment prior to exporting.