Feeding Stuffs (No.2) Regulations 1986

Publication Date:January 01, 1986

1986No. 1735

AGRICULTURE

The Feeding Stuffs (No.2) Regulations 1986

3rdOctober1986

24thOctober1986

3rdDecember1986

Arrangement of Regulations

1. Title and commencement.

2. Interpretation.

3. Descriptions of animals prescribed for the purpose of the definition of feeding stuff.

4. Prescribed descriptions of material.

5. Matters required and permitted to be contained in a statutory statement.

6. Form of statutory statement.

7. Control of particulars concerning the ingredients of compound feeding stuffs.

8. Time by which a statutory statement relating to certain material must be given.

9. Register of marks.

10. Assigned meanings.

11. Limits of variation.

12. Manner of packaging and sealing compound feeding stuffs, additives and premixtures.

13. Meanings of names.

14. Control of the moisture content of certain compound feeding stuffs.

15. Control of added substances contained in feeding stuffs.

16. Control of feeding stuffs containing undesirable substances.

17. Restriction on importation and sale of material containing Aflatoxin B1.

18. Control of certain protein sources.

19. Control of additives and premixtures.

20. Modification of the Agriculture Act 1970 in relation to all feeding stuffs.

21. Modification of the Agriculture Act 1970 in relation to imported feeding stuffs.

22. Exemptions.

23. Revocation.

SCHEDULES

Schedule 1 Contents of the Statutory Statement.

Schedule 2 Materials and their meanings.

Schedule 3 Limits of variation.

Schedule 4 Permitted additives and provisions relating to their use and marking.

Schedule 5 Prescribed limits for undesirable substances.

Schedule 6 Categories of ingredients with descriptions for use in relation to compound feeding stuffs for pet animals.

Schedule 7 Control of certain protein sources.

Schedule 8 Control of additives and premixtures.

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 66(1), 68(1), (1A) and (3), 69(1) and (3), 70(1), 73(3), 74(1), 74A and 84 of the Agriculture Act 1970 (a) and now vested in them (b) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with section 84(1) of the said Act with such persons or organisations as appear to them to represent the interests concerned, and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State, being Ministers designated (c) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 (d) in relation to the common agricultural policy of the European Economic Community, acting jointly, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by the said section 2(2), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf hereby make the following regulations:--

Title and commencement

1. These regulations may be cited as the Feeding Stuffs (No.2) Regulations 1986 and shall come into operation on 3rd December 1986.

Interpretation

2.--(1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires--

"The Act" means the Agriculture Act 1970;

"additive" means any substance, or preparation containing any substance, other than a premixture as defined, which, when incorporated into a feeding stuff, is likely to affect its characteristics or livestock production;

"ash" means the matter which results from the treatment of the feeding stuff according to the procedure described in method 12 of Schedule 2 to the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1982 (e);

"complementary feeding stuff" means a mixture of feeding stuffs which has a high content of certain substances and which, by reason of its composition, is sufficient for a daily ration only if it is used in combination with other feeding stuffs;

(a) 1970 c.40; section 74A was inserted by the European Communities Act 1972 (c.68), Schedule 4, paragraph 6, and the Act was amended by the Agriculture Act 1970 Amendment Regulations 1982 (S.I. 1982/980).

(b) In the case of the Secretary of State for Wales, by virtue of S.I. 1978/272.

(c) S.I. 1972/1811.

(d) 1972 c. 68; section 2 is subject to Schedule 2 to the Act and is to be read, as regards England and Wales, with section 40 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48), and as regards Scotland, with sections 289F and 289G of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c.21) which was inserted by section 54 of the said Act of 1982.

(e) S.I. 1982/1144, amended by S.I. 1984/52 and 1985/1119.

"complete feeding stuff" means a compound feeding stuff which, by reason of its composition, is sufficient to ensure a daily ration;

"compound feeding stuff" means a mixture of products of vegetable or animal origin in their natural state, fresh or preserved, or products derived from the industrial processing thereof, or organic or inorganic substances, whether or not containing additives, for oral animal feeding in the form of complete feeding stuffs or complementary feeding stuffs;

"daily ration" means the average total quantity of feeding stuff, expressed on 12 per cent moisture basis, required daily by an animal of a given kind, age group and level of production in order to satisfy all its nutritional needs;

"fibre" means the organic matter calculated as a result of treatment of the feeding stuff according to the procedure described in method 9 of Schedule 2 to the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1982;

"medicinal product" and "medicinal purpose" have the meanings assigned to them by section 130(1) and (2) respectively of the Medicines Act 1968 (a);

"mineral feeding stuff" means a complementary feeding stuff which is composed mainly of minerals and which contains at least 40 per cent by weight of ash;

"molassed feeding stuff" means a complementary feeding stuff prepared from molasses and which contains at least 14 per cent by weight of total sugar expressed as sucrose;

"moisture" means water and other volatile material determined according to the procedure described in method 2 of Schedule 2 to the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1982;

"name", in relation to an additive, means the name used in relation to that additive in the Table in Schedule 4;

"oil" means the extract obtained as a result of treatment of the feeding stuff according to the appropriate procedure described in method 3 of Schedule 2 to the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1982;

"pet food" means a feeding stuff for pet animals and "compound pet food" shall be construed accordingly;

"premixture" means a mixture of additives, or a mixture of one or more additives with a substance or substances used as a carrier, intended for the manufacture of feeding stuffs;

"protein" means the matter obtained as a result of treatment of feeding stuff according to the procedure described in method 4 of Schedule 2 to the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1982;

"protein equivalent of urea, biuret, urea phosphate and diureidoisobutane" means the amount of urea, biuret, urea phosphate and diureidoisobutane nitrogen multiplied by 6.25;

"straight feeding stuff" means a vegetable or animal product in its natural state, fresh or preserved, and any product derived from the industrial processing thereof, and any single organic or inorganic substance, whether or not it contains any additive, intended as such for oral animal feeding.

(a) 1968 c. 67.

(2) Any reference in these regulations to a numbered regulation or Schedule shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to the regulation or Schedule bearing that number in these regulations.

(3) Any reference in these regulations to a numbered section shall, unless the reference is to a section of a specified Act, be construed as a reference to the section bearing that number in the Act.

Descriptions of animals prescribed for the purpose of the definition of feeding stuff

3. For the purpose of the definition of feeding stuff in section 66(1), bulls cows, steers, heifers, calves, sheep, goats, swine, horses, farmed deer, rabbits (other than pet rabbits), mink, partridges, pheasants, poultry, bees and farmed fish are prescribed animals.

Prescribed descriptions of material

4. The description of material prescribed for the purposes of sections 68(1) and 69(1) shall be any material usable as a feeding stuff other than a straight feeding stuff intended for use as a pet food.

Matters required and permitted to be contained in a statutory statement

5. For the purposes of subsections (1) and (1A) of section 68 the particulars information and instructions required, and the particulars, information and instructions permitted, to be contained in a statutory statement shall be those set out in Schedule 1.

Form of statutory statement

6.--(1) In the case of material of a prescribed description delivered in a package or other container the statutory statement shall either--

(a) take the form of a label attached to that package or container, or

(b) be clearly marked directly thereon;

and in the case of such material delivered in bulk the statutory statement shall take the form of a document relating to each consignment.

(2) The particulars, information and instructions required by section 68(1) and permitted by section 68(1A) to be contained in a statutory statement shall--

(a) be clearly separate from any other information,

(b) be in English, and

(c) be legible and indelible.

(3) For the purposes of section 69 (marking of material prepared for sale), material of a prescribed description which is contained in a package or other container shall be labelled or marked in the manner prescribed in relation to such material in paragraph (1) of this regulation, and such material in bulk shall be marked by the display in as close proximity to the material as may be practicable of a document relating thereto.

Control of particulars concerning the ingredients of compound feeding stuffs

7.--(1) No person shall--

(a) sell a compound feeding stuff...

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