Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1995

Publication Date:January 01, 1995

1995No. 1412

AGRICULTURE

The Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1995

26thMay1995

9thJune1995

30thJune1995

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 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. Control of premixtures

10. Limits of variation

11. Assigned meanings

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

13. Meanings of names and purity of materials

14. Control of added substances contained in feeding stuffs

15. Control of feeding stuffs and ingredients containing undesirable substances

16. Control of certain protein sources

17. Control of the iron content of milk replacer feeds

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

19. Control of feeding stuffs intended for particular nutritional purposes

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. Inspector's power to enter premises and inspect records

23. Exemptions

24. Enforcement

25. 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

10. Permitted feeding stuffs for particular nutritional purposes and provisions relating to their use

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 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 Regulations 1995, and shall come into force on 30th June 1995.

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, 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 a feeding stuff in accordance with the appropriate procedure described in method 12 of Schedule 2 to the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1982( d);

"complementary feeding stuff" means a mixture of feedings 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

(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. 1982/1144, amended by S.I. 1984/52, 1985/1119 and 1994/1610.

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 a 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 relevant method described in Schedule 9;

"fat" means the extract obtained following the treatment of a 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", subject to regulation 15(10), has the meaning attributed to it by section 66(1) as modified by regulation 20(1);

"feeding stuff intended for a particular nutritional purpose" means a compound feeding stuff, the composition or method of manufacture of which distinguishes it from other feeding stuffs and from the type of products defined in Council Directive 90/167/EEC, laying down the conditions governing the preparation, placing on the market and use of medicated feeding stuffs in the Community( b) and in respect of which any indication is given that it is intended for a particular nutritional purpose;

"fibre" means the organic matter calculated following the treatment of a 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( 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;

"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 an additive referred to in paragraph 6(1) of, or specified in the Table to, 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( d);

"oil" means the extract obtained following the treatment of a 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) Method 3 was substituted by S.I. 1985/1119 and method 9 was amended by S.I. 1994/1610.

(b) OJ No. L92, 7.4.1990, p.42.

(c) 1968 c.67.

(d) OJ No L38, 11.2.74, p.31, amended by Council Directive 86/354/EEC (OJ No. L212, 2.8.86, p.27).

"particular nutritional purpose" means the purpose of satisfying any nutritional requirement of pet animals or productive livestock, the process of assimilation or absorption of which, or the metabolism of which, may be temporarily impaired, or is temporarily or permanently impaired, and which may therefore benefit from ingestion of a feeding stuff capable of achieving that purpose;

"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 a feeding stuff in accordance with the procedure described in method 4 of Schedule 2 to the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1982( a);

"protein equivalent...

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