The feed hygiene controls are primarily intended to safeguard animal and human health and apply to all businesses that make, use or market animal feeds. This includes most livestock farms and arable farms that grow, use or sell crops for feed use. The controls also ensure that those buying the feed are provided with sufficient information to allow them to make informed choices.
The regulations ensure that everyone involved in food production take all appropriate steps to control potential food hazards at every stage. The controls place requirements on producers of feed, not only mills and those who traditionally have been included, but also those growing crops on farm. Food hygiene legislation has applied to farmers, growers and other producers, in many cases for the first time, as part of the 'farm to fork' approach to food safety.
In practical terms the requirements for farmers and growers amount to fairly basic hygiene procedures. As food businesses they will have to ensure that hazards are controlled appropriately. They will have to register with their local authority and make a statement of compliance, there is no cost involved. For further information please click on the download.
Feed Hygiene Registration|| (PDF 123 kb)
Record Keeping is a key control element:
Nature and origin of animal feed
Use of plant protection products and biocides
Detail any veterinary products administered and withdrawal dates
Any disease or pests that may affect food safety
Details of information required for traceability (batch codes etc)
Results of any analysis carried out
Health status of stock
For free practical guidance and advice on the new controls please contact:
Telephone 01785 277875
Fax 01785 277877
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||
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Further information is available by visiting: The Food Standards Agency||
to view the Trading Standards newsletter - 'Food in Focus 2008'. (PDF 1614 kb)