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Feeding Stuffs (Safety Requirements for Feed for Food-Producing Animals) Regulations (S.I. No. 3254 of 2004).

Type of law

The term "food law" in the Regulations here implemented includes law relating to feed for food-producing animals. The Regulations make it an offence, with regard to animal feed other than certain zootechnical additives, to contravene or fail to comply with the provisions of Articles 15, 16, 18 and 20 of Regulation 178/2002. (Regulation 178/2002 is also applicable to those zootechnical additives, but in respect of those substances will be given effect by Regulations relating to veterinary medicines). Article 15 contains a prohibition on the placing on the market, or the feeding to food-producing animals, of unsafe feed. Article 16 prohibits the advertising, labelling or presentation of feed in such a way as to mislead. Article 18 requires feed business operators to have traceability systems in place in relation to input products and to products supplied by that business. Article 20 lays down the responsibilities and obligations of feed business operators in connection with product withdrawal, passing on of relevant information and collaboration with the authorities, with regard to feed that does not satisfy feed safety requirements.
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Entry into force notes
Coming into force on 1 January 2005.
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