Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1991

Publication Date:January 01, 1991

1991No. 2840

AGRICULTURE

The Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1991

13thDecember1991

31stDecember1991

22ndJanuary1992

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

1. Title, commencement and transitional provisions

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 or otherwise declared

6. Forms of statutory statement

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

8. Register of marks

9. Assigned meanings

10. Limits of variation

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

12. Meanings of names and purity of materials

13. Control of added substances contained in feeding stuffs

14. Control of feeding stuffs and ingredients containing undesirable substances

15. Control of certain protein sources

16. Control of additives and premixtures

17. Control of iron content of milk replacer feeds

18. Control of ash insoluble in hydrochloric acid in compound feeding stuffs

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

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

21. Inspector's power to enter premises and inspect records

22. Exemptions

23. Enforcement

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

7. Control of certain protein sources

8. Labelling and marking of additives and premixtures

9. Methods of calculating the energy value of compound 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), (3), (6) and (7), 70(1), 74(1), 74A and 84 of the Agriculture Act 1970 ( a) 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 ( b) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 ( c) 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, commencement and transitional provisions

1.-(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1991, and shall come into force on 22nd January 1992.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3) below, the provisions of-

(a) Schedule 1 in so far as it relates to compound feeding stuffs;(b) Parts A and B of Schedule 3; and(c) Part II of Schedule 6,

shall not apply in relation to any compound feeding stuff manufactured before22nd January 1992 and sold before 31st December 1992, and in relation to any such compound feeding stuff the provisions of Schedule 1 (in so far as it relates to compound feeding stuffs) and Parts A, B and E of Schedule 3 to the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1988 ( d)shall continue to apply for the purposes mentioned in regulations 5 and 10 below respectively.

(3) The Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1988 shall not apply in relation to any compound feeding stuff to which paragraph (2) above would otherwise relate if that compound feeding stuff complies with the provisions of these Regulations.

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 in accordance with the appropriate 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;

"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;

(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). Section 66(1) contains definitions of the expressions "the Ministers " "prescribed " and "regulations " ; the definition of "the Ministers " was amended by the Transfer of Functions (Wales) (No. 1) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/272), Schedule 5, paragraph 1.

(b) S.I. 1972/1811.

(c) 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.

(d) S.I. 1988/396, amended by S.I. 1989/2014 and 1991/1475.

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

"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 ( a) ;

"feeding stuff " has the meaning attributed to it by section 66(1) as modified by regulation 19(1);

"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 ( a) ;

"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; or(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 ( b) ;

"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;

"minimum storage life " means, in relation to a compound feeding stuff, the date until which, under proper storage conditions, that feeding stuff retains its specific properties;

"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 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for the purposes of Article 3a(2)(a) of Council Directive 74/63/EEC on undesirable substances and products in animal nutrition ( c);

(a) S.I. 1982/1144; method 3 was amended by S.I. 1985/1119.

(b) 1968 c.67.

(c) OJ No. L38, 11.2.1974, p31, amended by Council Directive 86/354/EEC (OJ No. L212, 2.8.1986, p27).

"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;

"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...

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