The European Commission has adopted a proposal to exclude condemned animal material from the feed chain, EUBusiness reported recently. The move 'is one of the key actions of the White paper on food safety and a major step towards preventing feed-borne food crises such as BSE and dioxin contamination,' according to the Heath and consumer safety Directorate-General. The proposed regulation prohibits the recycling of fallen stock and condemned animal material in animal feed. The only animal material allowed to be used for the production of animal feed would then be material derived from animals declared fit for human consumption following veterinary inspection. 'This will further reduce any risk of disease transmission and the risk of presence of residues in animal feed,' says the Commission.