Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1988

Publication Date:January 01, 1988

1988No. 396

AGRICULTURE

The Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1988

Made

3rdMarch1988

Laid before Parliament

16thMarch1988

Coming into force

Regulation 16(3) and (4), Paragraph 16 of Schedule 1 and Part II of Schedule 5Regulation 16(3) and (4), Paragraph 16 of Schedule 1 and Part II of Schedule 5

3rdDecember1988

Chapter D of Part I of Schedule 5-

3rdDecember1990

Remainder-

6thApril1988

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. Forms 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 and purity of materials.

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 and ingredients containing undesirable substances.

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

18. Control of certain protein sources.

19. Control of additives and premixtures.

20. Control of iron content of milk replacer feeds.

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

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

23. Exemptions.

24. Revocation.

SCHEDULES

1. Contents of the Statutory Statement.

2. Materials and their meanings.

3. Limits of variation.

4. Permitted additives and provisions relating to their use.

5. Prescribed limits for undesirable substances.

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

7. Control of certain protein sources.

8. Labelling and marking of additives and premixtures.

9. Method of calculating the energy value of compound poultry feeds.

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.-(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1988, and shall come into force for the purposes of regulation 16(3) and (4), paragraph 16 of Schedule 1 and Part II of Schedule 5 on 3rd December 1988, for the purposes of Chapter D of Part I of Schedule 5 on 3rd December 1990 and for all other purposes on 6th April 1988.

(2) Regulation 17 shall cease to have effect on 3rd December 1988.

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;

(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 were inserted by section 54 of the said Act of 1982.

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

"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;

"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;

"energy value" means the energy value of a feeding stuff calculated in accordance with the method described in Schedule 9;

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

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

"ingredient" means-

(a) a product of vegetable or animal origin, in its original state, fresh or preserved;(b) any product derived from such a product by industrial processing;(c) any organic or inorganic substance;

whether containing additives or not, which is intended for circulation as a straight feeding stuff or for the preparation of a compound feeding stuff or as a carrier of a premixture;

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

"milk replacer feed" means a compound feeding stuff administered in dry form or after reconstitution with a given quantity of liquid for feeding young animals as a supplement to, or substitute for, post-colostral milk or for feeding calves intended for slaughter;

"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 in accordance with 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;

"national list" means the list of manufacturers of compound feeding stuffs published in London on the 30th November 1988 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for the purposes of Article 3a(2)(a) of the Council Directive 74/63/EEC on undesirable substances and products in animal nutrition ( d).

"oil" means the extract obtained as a result of treatment of the feeding stuff in accordance with 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 substances used as carriers, intended for the manufacture of feeding stuffs;

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

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

(b) Method 3 was amended by S.I. 1985/1119.

(c) 1968 c.67.

(d) O.J. No. L38, 11.2.1974, p.31, amended by Council Directive 86/354/EEC (O.J. No. L212, 2.8.1986, p.27).

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

"starch" means the matter obtained as the result of treatment of the feeding stuff in accordance with method 30a or 30b, as appropriate, of Schedule 2 to the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1982;

"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.

(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.

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