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Feed Act (2007)

Type of law
Date of original text

The Act provides the requirements for feed, handling and use of feed and the requirements for organising state supervision over the compliance of feed with safety and other requirements in order to ensure the harmlessness thereof in terms of human and animal health and to the environment, and the favourable effect thereof on animals and animal products. The Act also lays down rules for notification and licencing, the national register of food and feed business operators, taking samples and analysis, and liability for violating the requirements of the Act. For the application of measures regarding feed, the minister responsible for the area may, within his or her competence, enact legislation regarding issues in which a Member State has the right to decide according to the legislation of the European Union.
The requirements for the handling and use of medicated feed have been laid down in Chapter II IV of the Regulation (EU) 2019/4 of the European Parliament and of the Council. Unused or expired medicated feed and intermediate products are handled in accordance with the requirements provided for hazardous waste in the Waste Act. Medicated feed may be prescribed by a veterinarian who has been given a professional activity licence of a veterinarian required for provision of the veterinary service on the basis of the Veterinary Act (hereinafter veterinarian). Upon prescribing medicated feed, the veterinarian shall comply with the requirements provided for in Article 16 of Regulation (EU) 2019/4 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The specific requirements for the prescription of medicated feed, including the requirements for the content and form of the veterinary prescription of medicated feed used for prescribing, the requirements for the procedure of issue of the given veterinary prescription form and maintaining records over the forms shall be established by a regulation of the minister in charge of the policy sector.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Serial Imprint
RT I 2007, 6, 32
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
S daseadus (2007)