Feed Legislation



Feed Legislation is a fully revised third edition of the book which first appeared in 1993. It brings together all the regulations contained in over 100 European Commission and UK statutory instruments and includes all current legislation, that due to come into force later in this year and proposals for 2001/2002.

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Legislation concerned with animal feedingstuffs is complex and subject to constant revision. This new book incorporates and explains numerous changes since the publication of the second edition: comprehensive updated lists of materials, compulsory declarations and undesirable substances; new controls on manufacture, packaging, sale and distribution of compounds, additives and premixtures; zootechnical and medicated feedingstuffs; fully updated lists of all feed additives including European lists of 48 enzymes and 18 micro-organisms; updated definitions; enforcement procedures; powers of inspectors and many other changes.

Written by David Williams, the authority on legal matters relating to animal feedingstuffs, Feed Legislation 2000 is an informed and comprehensive guide for all those who manufacture, home-mix, sell or supply livestock rations and everyone who supplies or advises the feed industry.


  1. Introduction
  2. UK Animal Feeding Stuffs Law
  3. UK Parliamentary Acts & Regulations
    1. Agriculture Act 1970 Part IV
      1. The Feedingstuffs Regulations 2000
      2. The Feedingstuffs (Sampling & Analysis) Regulations 1999
      3. The Feedingstuffs (Establishments & Intermediaries) Regulations 1999
      4. The Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) Regulations 1999
      5. The Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) Regulations 1998
      6. The Medicated Feedingstuffs Regulations 1998
    2. Animal Health Act 1981
      1. The Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (No.2) Order 1996
      2. The Specified Bovine Material Order 1997
      3. The Heads of Sheep and Goats Order 1996
  4. Definitions
    1. Animals
    2. Description of material
    3. Terms used under Feeding Stuffs Regulations
  5. Feed Materials
    1. General form of the statutory statements
    2. Undesirable substances
    3. Limits of variation (tolerances)
    4. Names, descriptions and declarations
    5. Controls on certain protein sources
  6. Compound Feeding Stuffs
    1. General form of the statutory statements under the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 2000
    2. Packaging
    3. Control of iron content of milk replacer feeds
    4. Control of ash insoluble in hydrochloric acid in compound feeding stuffs
    5. Statutory declarations
    6. Undesirable substances
    7. Prohibited materials
    8. Control of added substances in feeding stuffs (excluding zootechnical products and authorised medicines)
    9. Zootechnical compound feeding stuffs
    10. Medicated animal feeding stuffs – compounds, premixes and intermediate products
    11. Feeding Stuffs intended for particular nutritional purposes (Dietetic feeds)
    12. Limits of variation (tolerances) — nutrients, additives, energy value and zootechnical products
  7. Additives and Premixtures
    1. General form of the statutory statements
    2. Controls and labelling
    3. Packaging
  8. Sampling and Analyses
    1. Sampling
    2. Inspectors’ rights
    3. Informal samples
    4. Purchasers’ rights
    5. Analysis
    6. Exemptions
  9. Current Proposals
    1. European Union – Regulatory Aspects
    2. Proposal to amend Directive on marketing of compound feeding stuffs
    3. Proposal to amend the Undesirable Substances Directive
    4. Further measures proposed by the Commission
  10. Appendices
    1. Controls on Sale & Supply of Zootechnical & Medicated Feeding Stuffs
    2. Categories of ingredients for use in relation to compound feeding stuffs for animals other than pets
    3. Method of calculating the energy value of compound feeds

Additional information


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Dr David R Williams

Publication Date

August 2000


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