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Feeding Stuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Manner of packaging and sealing compound feeding stuffs, additives and premixtures

9.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), a person shall not sell a compound feeding stuff, or any additive or premixture, unless it is in a bag or container, and that bag or container is sealed in such a way that, when the bag or container is opened, the seal is damaged and cannot be re-used.

(2) Compound feeding stuffs may be sold in bulk, in unsealed bags or in unsealed containers, in the case of—

(a)deliveries between producers or sellers of compound feeding stuffs;

(b)deliveries from producers of compound feeding stuffs to packaging enterprises;

(c)compound feeding stuffs obtained by mixing grain or whole fruit;

(d)blocks or licks;

(e)small quantities not exceeding 50 kg in weight, which are intended for the final user and are taken directly from a bag or container which, before opening, complied with the sealing provision in paragraph (1).

(3) Compound feeding stuffs may be sold in bulk, or in unsealed containers, but not in unsealed bags, in the case of—

(a)direct deliveries from the producer to the final user;

(b)molassed feeding stuffs consisting of less than three feed materials;

(c)pelleted feeding stuffs.

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