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Feeding Stuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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Control of added substances contained in feeding stuffs

14.—(1) A person shall not sell, or have in possession with a view to sale for use as a feeding stuff, or use as a feeding stuff, any material containing any additive, or sell, or have in possession with a view to sale for incorporation in a feeding stuff, any additive, unless—

(a)where the additive is contained in any material, the additive is referred to in paragraph 6(1) of, or in the Table to, Schedule 4 and the material complies with the relevant provisions of that Schedule;

(b)where the additive is not so contained, it is referred to in paragraph 6(1) of, or in the Table to, Schedule 4; or

(c)the additive, whether or not contained in any material or in a preparation is—

(i)an enzyme (other than of a type referred to in Part X of the Table to Schedule 4); or

(ii)a micro-organism.

(2) A person shall not—

(a)sell, or have in possession with a view to sale for use as a feeding stuff, or use as a feeding stuff, any material containing any additive which is an enzyme (other than of a type referred to in Part X of the Table to Schedule 4) or a micro-organism, whether or not the enzyme or micro-organism is contained in a preparation; or

(b)sell, or have in possession with a view to sale, for incorporation in a feeding stuff, any such enzyme or micro-organism,

unless, in accordance with Article 3(a) of Council Directive 93/113/EC(1) supplementing Council Directive 70/524/EEC concerning additives in feeding stuffs(2),

(i)an identification note in the form contained in Annex II to that Directive, relating to the enzyme, micro-organism or preparation in question, and prepared by the person responsible for selling or otherwise supplying the same, was received by the Department of Agriculture; and

(ii)the enzyme or, as the case may be, micro-organism or preparation, is included in the list of authorised products referred to in that Article.

(3) A person shall not—

(a)sell, or have in possession with a view to sale for use as a feeding stuff, or use as a feeding stuff, any material containing any additional which is an enzyme (other than of a type referred to in Part X of the Table to Schedule 4) or a micro-organism, whether or not the enzyme or micro-organism is contained in a preparation, or

(b)sell, or have in possession with a view to sale for incorporation in a feeding stuff, any such enzyme or micro-organism,

unless, in accordance with Article 3(b) of Council Directive 93/l 13/EC, and before that date, a dossier relating to the enzyme, micro-organism or preparation m question, and prepared by the person who requested its inclusion in the list of authorised products referred to in paragraph (2)(b)(ii), has been received by the Department of Agriculture.

(4) Paragraphs (1) to (3) shall not apply to any substance which is—

(a)for use in accordance with a written direction given by a veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner for the treatment of a particular animal or particular animals under his care;

(b)a medicinal product or for use for a medicinal purpose in a feeding stuff.

(5) A person shall not use as a feeding stuff material containing any added substance, not being a substance of a name or description specified in paragraph 6(1) of, or in the Table to, Schedule 4, which is deleterious to animals of any description specified in regulation 3, to pet animals, to human beings or to the environment.

(6) A person shall not sell, or have in possession with a view to sale, for use as a feeding stuff, any complementary feeding stuff which, when diluted as specified by the manufacturer for feeding to animals, contains levels of additives which exceed those specified in Schedule 4 in relation to complete feeding stuffs.

(1)

O.J. No. L334. 31.12.93, p, 17

(2)

O.J. No. L270, 14.12.70. p. 1 (O.J./S.E. Vol. 18, p.4)

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