Food, Agriculture and Animal Health

Feed (Hygiene & Enforcement)(England) Regulations 2005

A. Approval Activities

Activity Notes
  Manufacture and/or placing (1) on the market of Pre-mixtures containing feed additives  
A1 Manufacture and/or placing on the market of nutritional additives. This includes: vitamins, pro-vitamins and chemically defined substances having a similar effect; trace elements; amino acids, their salts and analogues and urea and its derivatives.
A2 Manufacture and/or placing on the market of zootechnical additives: Digestibility enhancers, gut flora stabilisers and substances which favourably affect the environment. This includes enzymes and micro-organisms.
A3 Manufacture and/or placing on the market of antioxidant additives with a maximum content in feeds specified in EC Regulation 1831/2003. This covers propyl gallate, octyl gallate, dodecyl gallate, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), ethoxyquin.
A4 Manufacture and/or placing on the market of colorant additives: carotenoids and xanthophylls.  
A5 Manufacture and/or placing on the market of proteins obtained from micro-organisms belonging to groups of bacteria, yeast, algae and lower fungi.  
A6 Manufacture and/or placing on the market of co-products of the manufacture of amino acids by fermentation. These products  were previously covered by  Council Directive 82/471/EEC on Certain Products  (Bioproteins) and are now authorised under the EC Feed Additives Regulation (1831/2003).
A7 Manufacture and/or placing on the market of pre-mixtures containing vitamins A and D.  
A8 Manufacture and/or placing on the market (1) of pre-mixtures containing copper and selenium.  

R.  Registration Activities

Activity Notes
R1 Manufacture and/or placing on the market (1) of feed additives (other than those subject to approval ) This includes preservatives, emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickeners, gelling agents, binders, anticaking agents, acidity regulators, antioxidants (not subject to a maximum permitted level), silage agents, denaturants, substances to control radionucleide contamination, colourants (except carotenoids and xanthophylls).
R2 Manufacture and/or placing on the market (1) of pre-mixtures (other than those subject to approval) This includes pre-mixtures containing any feed additive excluding vitamins A and D and copper and selenium.
R3 Manufacture and/or placing on the market (1) of bio-proteins (“certain products”) not subject to approval. This includes urea and its salts, ammonium salts, amino acids and their salts, analogues of amino acids.
R4 Manufacture of compound feedingstuffs. This includes the manufacture of complete and complementary feeds, with or without additives.
R5 Placing on the market (1) of compound feeds. Covers premises engaged in the buying and selling of compound feeds but not manufacturing such feeds.
R6 Manufacture of pet foods Includes the manufacture of complete and complementary feeds with or without additives.
R7 Manufacture and/or placing on the market (1) of feed materials. Feed materials are products which are intended as ingredients of compound feeds or which can be fed singly to animals (e.g. cereal or cereal products). This includes food businesses supplying materials into the feed chain.
R8 Transport of feed and feed products. This includes the premises of businesses that transport feed materials, compound feed, feed additives and pre-mixtures.
    Transport of feed and feed products by manufacturers own vehicles are covered by the approval/registration of the manufacturer’s premises.
R9 Storage of feed and feed products. Only covers premises not covered by another approval/registration activity relating to the manufacture or placing on the market of the products in question.
    In other words , it excludes storage facilities  at a  manufacturer’s  or transporters premises.
  Farms  
R10 Mixing feeds, on farms, with additives and pre-mixtures. This activity is subject to registration under existing legislation (EC Directive 95/69 as implemented by the Feeding Stuffs (Establishment and Intermediaries) Regulations 1999). It covers cases where farms buy-in additives and pre-mixtures products (i.e. not contained in a compound feed) and mix them with feeds (forage, cereals etc)
R11 Mixing feeds, on farms, with compound feedingstuffs  which contain additives. This activity is subject to registration under existing legislation (EC Directive 95/69 as implemented by the Feeding stuffs (Establishment and Intermediaries) Regulations 1999).

(1) These activities cover premises that both  manufacture and place such products on the market (sell) and also those premises that do not manufacture but buy and sell products.

Notes: Certain other activities are subject to the provisions of the Feed Hygiene Regulation which have not been specifically identified above. This includes:

Food businesses (breweries, distillers, dairies etc) selling co-products of the food industry which are destined as feed materials; livestock farms which do not mix feeds or mix feeds  without additives; and arable farms growing or selling crops for feed. However, most of these farms will be registered under other official schemes and if this is  the case no application for registration under the Feed hygiene Regulation needs to be made. This includes food businesses registered under the Food Hygiene Regulations.