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Update to the International Database Transport for Feed Sector (IDTF)

31-7-2015

Creating a specific IDTF number for “Liquid oils, fats, fatty acids, (esterified) acid oils, glycerine and lecithins, of vegetable origin and labelled as feed”- specific rules relating to the new IDTF number.

In case of bulk liquid transport, it is acknowledged that bulk tankers are designed such that these flow empty by gravity / pump discharge, so, after discharge, in practice only very minimal residues of a previous load will remain. Moreover, between goods with homogeneous characteristics and having similar uses, the risks of contamination between materials are very limited.

This has led the ICRT to identify opportunities for exemptions of cleaning, applicable for “homogeneous” goods of the same group (listed in a specific IDTF No.), under certain conditions defined in "important requirements" for each group.

The carrier remains responsible for the cleanliness of the loading compartment.

The new IDTF No. is created as follows:

IDTF no. Product name Cleaning regime
30440 Liquid oils, fats, fatty acids, (esterified) acid oils, glycerine and lecithins, of vegetable origin and labelled as feed

C

The conditions are described in the "important requirement" of this IDTF No. as follows:

“Cleaning after a transport of a product listed in this IDTF No. is not mandatory when all of following requirements are met:

  1. The next load belongs to this IDTF No;
  2. The bulk tanker is properly drained;
  3. This exemption from cleaning must be approved in writing by the company that receives the product. The instructing party must confirm to the transport operator that the exemption can be applied;
  4. This exemption from cleaning must not lead to an increase in chemical, microbiological and/or physical risks for transported feed and must be included in the risk-assessment of transport company and documented;
  5. The time between the 2 following loads must be taken into account in the risk assessment.”

The following products belong to this group and can be transported under the conditions of the exemption:

Product name
Algal oil (7.1.4)
Hemp oil (2.22.3)
Mono and diglycerides of fatty acids of vegetable origin (13.6.3)
Vegetable oil and fat (2.20.1)
Rice bran oil (1.6.13)
Glycerine, crude of vegetable origin (13.8.1)
Glycerine of vegetable origin (13.8.2)
Crude lecithins (2.21.1)
Crude maize germ oil (1.2.13)
Palm oil stearin fraction
Rape seed stearin fraction
Sunflower stearin fraction
Acid oils from chemical refining, of vegetable origin (13.6.1)
Fatty acids of vegetable origin esterified with glycerol (13.6.2)
Propylene glycol (13.11.1), (syn. Propane-1,2-diol), CAS no. 57-55-6, EC no. 200-338-0
Ricinoleic acid (syn. Castor oil acid), CAS no.141-22-0, EC no. 205-470-2
Fatty acid esters of vegetable origin
Icosa-5,8,11,14-tetraenoic acid (syn. Arachidonic acid), CAS no. 506-32-1, EC no. 208-033-4
Fatty acid distillates (13.6.5) of vegetable origin
Hexanoic acid (syn. Caproic acid ) of vegetable origin, CAS no.142-62-1, EC no. 205-550-7
Octanoic acid (syn. Caprylic acid) of vegetable origin, CAS no.124-07-2, EC no. 204-677-5
Castor oil, CAS no. 8001-79-4, EC no. 232-293-8
Oleic acid (syn. octadec-9-enoic acid) of vegetable origin, CAS no. 112-80-1, EC no. 204-007-1
Linoleic acid (syn. 9,12-Octadecadienoic acid), CAS no. 60-33-3, EC no. 200-470-9
Linolenic acid (syn. (9Z,12Z,15Z)-9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic acid), CAS no. 463-40-1, EC no. 207-334-8
Stearic acid (syn. octadecanoic acid) of vegetable origin, CAS no. 57-11-4, EC no. 200-313-4

Products listed in this new number have been removed from the previous IDTF Nos, where they were previously classified.

Some of the aforementioned products also exist as derived of animal origin. For products of animal origin the exemption of cleaning is not applicable. These products are still separately listed in the IDTF:

IDTF-No. Product name Cleaning regime
30326 Mono and diglycerides of fatty acids, (13.6.3) of animal origin           C                 
30422 Glycerin, crude of animal origin (13.8.1) Modified from C to B
30423 Glycerin of animal origin (13.8.2) Modified from C to B
30430 Stearin fraction of animal origin          C
30325 Acid oils from chemical refining, of animal origin (13.6.1)          C
30312 Fatty acids of animal origin esterified with glycerol (13.6.2); Propylene glycol of animal origin (13.11.1)          C
30209 Fatty acid esters (animal origin)          C
30190 Hexanoic acid (syn. Caproic acid) of animal origin          C
30188 Octanoic acid (syn. Caprylic acid) of animal origin          C
30199 Oleic acid (syn. octadec-9-enoic acid) of animal origing          C
30200 Stearic acid (syn. octadecanoic acid) of animal origin          C

Cleaning regime for glycerines and crude lecithins (IDTF-nos. 30441, 30442, 30427) is changed from C to B.

For the purpose of the exemption, glycerines and crude lecithins are listed under IDTF-No. 30440 as well. However, when a transport company does not apply the exemption, cleaning regime B is applicable for glycerin, crude glycerin and crude lecithins.

The above changes to the IDTF are applicable immediately and are mandatory from 1st of November 2015.