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Feeding Stuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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2.  In the case of any material to which there has been added in the course of manufacture or preparation for sale any of the undermentioned substances (other than as a medicinal product or for a medicinal purpose)—

(1) In relation to each substance specified below the following particulars shall be contained in the statutory statement:

(a)antioxidant, colourant or preservative, either the words “contains permitted antioxidant”, “contains permitted colourant”, or “contains permitted preservative” as appropriate, or the name of the antioxidant, colourant or preservative; except that—

(i)if the material is a compound feeding stuff other than a pet food, the name of the antioxidant, colourant or preservative shall be stated;

(ii)if the material is intended for use as a pet food, and is packaged in a bag or container having a net weight of more than 10 kilograms, the words “with antioxidant”, “colourant” (or “coloured with”), “preservative” (or “preserved with”) shall be used as appropriate, followed by the name of the antioxidant, colourant or preservative;

(iii)if the material is intended for use as a pet food, and is packaged in a bag or container having a net weight of not more than 10 kilograms, the particulars may be given as in head (ii) or in the words “contains EEC permitted antioxidant(s), colourant(s) (and) preservative(s)” as appropriate, and a reference number whereby the feeding stuff may be identified. By way of exception, this reference number may appear elsewhere on the package, label or container, if the statutory statement contains a clear indication of the positioning of the said reference number. In such case, the manufacturer shall, on request, supply the name(s) of the additive(s) used;

(b)vitamin A, D or E, the name of the vitamin and the active substance level (in the case of vitamin A or D) or the alpha-tocopherol level as acetate (in the case of vitamin E) whether naturally present or added, together in either case with an indication of the period during which that level will remain present. Where more than one of these vitamins is present, only the shortest of those periods need be stated;

(c)copper, the name of the additive and the total level of the element (whether naturally present or added);

(d)bentonite and montmorillonite, the name of the additive;

(e)enzymes of a type referred to in Part X of the Table to Schedule 4—

(i)the names of the active constituents according to their enzymatic activities specified in column 3 of that Part;

(ii)the identification number allotted by the International Union of Biochemistry;

(iii)the activity units (expressed as activity units per kilogram or activity units per litre);

(iv)an indication of the period during which the activity units will remain present; and

(v)an indication of any significant characteristics of the enzyme arising during manufacture, specified in column 8 of that Part;

(f)enzymes not of a type referred to in Part X of the Table to Schedule 4: where the material is a compound feeding stuff—

(i)the names of the active constituents according to their enzymatic activities;

(ii)the identification number allotted by the International Union of Biochemistry;

(iii)the activity units (expressed as activity units per kilogram or activity units per litre) if such units can be measured by an official or scientifically valid method; and

(iv)an indication of the period during which the activity units will remain present; and

(g)micro-organisms, where the material is a compound feeding stuff—

(i)the identification of the strain(s) according to a recognised international code of nomenclature;

(ii)the deposit number of the strain(s);

(iii)the number of colony-forming units (expressed as CFU/kg) if the number is measurable by an official or scientifically valid method;

(iv)an indication of the period during which the colony-forming units will remain present; and

(v)an indication of any significant characteristics of the micro-organism arising during manufacture.

(2) The following additional particulars specified below in relation to each substance may be contained in the statutory statement:

(a)trace elements other than copper, (if the amount present can be determined by the methods specified in Schedule 2 to the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982(1) or by some other valid scientific method), the name of the additive and the total level of the element (whether naturally present or added); and

(b)vitamins other than vitamins A, D and E, provitamins and substances having a similar chemical effect, (if the amount present can be determined by the methods specified in Schedule 2 to the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982(1) or by some other valid scientific method), the name of the additive, the active substance level (whether naturally present or added) and an indication of the period during which that level will remain present; and

(c)any other added substance (other than an enzyme of a type not referred to in Part X of the Table to Schedule 4 or a micro-organism) its EEC number or its trade name.

(3) Any amount referred to—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(c), (2)(a) or (2)(b) shall be expressed in milligrams per kilogram; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) shall be expressed in million international units per kilogram, international units per kilogram, milligrams per kilogram or micrograms per kilogram, as appropriate.

(4) However, by way of exception to the provision of sub-paragraph (3)(a), any amount referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(c), (2)(a) or (2)(b) may be expressed as a percentage by weight, unless the amount is less than 0.1% by weight, in which case it shall be expressed in milligrams per kilogram or micrograms per kilogram as appropriate.

(5) The particulars required or permitted by this paragraph to be included in the statutory statement may be accompanied (other than in the case of an enzyme of a type not referred to in Part X of the Table to Schedule 4 or a micro-organism) by the trade name or the EEC number of any additive named therein.

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