Animal Feed Hygiene Registration

The Feed Hygiene Regulations came into effect in January 2006.  They apply to businesses that manufacture, use or market animal feeds;  this includes most livestock farms and arable farms that grow, use or sell crops for feed use.

These regulations replace existing legislation on approval and registration under the Feeding Stuffs (Establishment and Intermediaries) Regulations 1999 which apply to farmers that mix feeds containing additives.

Farmers, as primary producers, will have to follow basic hygiene procedures in relation to the feed they use or grow, and ensure that hazards are properly controlled.   

Many of these conditions will already be observed by farmers, and to a large extent reflect the conditions that currently have to be adhered to.

If you have any queries about mixing feeds on farms, please contact your local Trading Standards office and ask to speak to an Animal Health Officer.