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98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 273/11

Amended proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive amending Council
Directive 93/74/EEC on feedingstuffs intended for particular nutritional purposes and
amending Directives 74/63/EEC, 79/373/EEC and 82/471/EEC (Î)

(98/C 273/06)
COM(1998) 484 final — 97/0208(COD)

(Submitted by the Commission pursuant to Article 189a(2) of the EC Treaty on 27 July 1998)

In response to the opinion delivered by the European impaired and are therefore able to derive benefit
Parliament at its plenary session of 19 February 1998 on from an adjustment of their nutrition appropriate
the proposal for a European Parliament and Council to their condition’.
Directive amending Council Directive 93/74/EEC on
feedingstuffs intended for particular nutritional purposes 3.ÙArticle 3 is replaced by the following:
and amending Directives 74/63/EEC, 79/373/EEC and ‘Article 3
82/471/EEC, in accordance with Article 189a(2) of the
Treaty establishing the European Community, the 1.ÚÙThe Member States shall require that the feed-
Commission has decided to amend the above proposal as ingstuffs intended for a particular nutritional purpose
follows: be intended for a dietetic nutritional purpose within
the meaning of Article 2(e).
1.ÙAfter the first recital, the following recitals are added:
2.ÚÙThe Member States shall require that nutritional
‘whereas nutritional supplements have been on the supplements for animals:
market for some years in certain Member States and
whereas a European list should be established —Ùachieve the nutritional purposes as defined in
enumerating recognised nutritional objectives in the Article 2(e).
various Member States; They shall in particular require that nutritional
supplements for animals do not contain medicines or
whereas, unlike feedingstuffs intended for particular
antibiotic additives, growth promoters, coccidiostats
nutritional purposes, nutritional supplements are
or medicinal substances.
added to ordinary feedingstuffs without taking their
place and are therefore used for short periods only;’. Furthermore, with a view to entry on the list of auth-
orised uses of nutritional supplements for animals in
2.ÙArticle 2(1)(d) and (e) are replaced by the following: accordance with Article 8, nutritional purposes shall:

‘(d) nutritional supplements for animals: —Ùbe intended to meet temporarily nutritional needs
lasting no more than seven days in the case of
shall mean preparations comprising substances species or categories of animal, the products from
with an exclusively nutritional purpose which, by which are intended for human consumption,
virtue of their nature, concentration or specific
conditions of use are intended to be administred and
to animals orally in addition to their daily feed —Ùnot be achieved by a simple change in the
so as to meet temporarily increased needs in composition of ordinary compound feedingstuffs
certain breeding or living circumstances and of by a feedingstuff intended for a particular
cannot be considered as complementary feed- nutritional purpose.
ingstuffs or feedingstuffs for particular nutri-
tional purposes. 3.ÚÙThe nature, composition and method of admin-
istration of feedingstuffs for particular nutritional
(e) particular nutritional purpose: purposes and of nutritional supplements for animals
shall mean the purpose of satisfying the specific shall be such that they are appropriate for the
nutritional needs of certain pets or productive intended purpose’.
livestock whose process of assimilation,
absorption or metabolism could be temporarily 4.ÙArticle 6(1)(b) is replaced by:
impaired or is temporarily or irreversibly ‘(b)Ùthe precise use, i.Øe. dietetic nutritional purpose’.

(Î)ÙOJ C 298, 30.9.1997, p. 10.