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Feeding Stuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Part IFeeding Stuffs

Chapter A

Column 1Column 2Column 3
SubstancesFeeding stuffsMaximum content in mg/kg of feeding stuffs referred to a moisture content of 12%
ArsenicFeed materials except:2
— meal made from grass, from dried lucerne, or from dried clover4
— dried sugar beet pulp or dried molassed sugar beet pulp4
— phosphates and feed materials obtained from the processing of fish or other marine animals10
Complete feeding stuffs except:2
— complete feeding stuffs for fish4
Complementary feeding stuffs except:4
—mineral feeding stuffs12
CadmiumFeed materials of vegetable origin1
Feed materials of animal origin (with the exception of feeding stuffs for pets)2
Phosphates10
Complete feeding stuffs for cattle, sheep and goats (with the exception of complete feeding stuffs for calves, lambs and kids)1
Other complete feeding stuffs (with the exception of feeding stuffs for pets)0.5
Mineral feeding stuffs5
Other complementary feeding stuffs for cattle, sheep and goats0.5
Dioxin (sum of PCDD and PCDF), expressed in International Toxic EquivalentsCitrus pulp

500 pg I-TEQ/kg (upper bound detection limit)

Note: Upper bound concentrations are calculated assuming that all values of the different congeners less than the limit of detection are equal to the limit of detection

FluorineFeed materials except:150
— feed materials of animal origin500
— phosphates2000
Complete feeding stuffs except:150
— complete feeding stuffs for cattle, sheep and goats
— in milk30
— other50
— complete feeding stuffs for pigs100
— complete feeding stuffs for poultry350
— complete feeding stuffs for chicks250
Mineral mixtures for cattle, sheep and goats2000
Other complementary feeding stuffs125 (fluorine content per percentage point phosphorus in the feeding stuff)
LeadFeed materials except:10
— grass meal, lucerne meal or clover meal40
— phosphates30
— yeast5
Complete feeding stuffs5
Complementary feeding stuffs except:10
— mineral feeding stuffs30
MercuryFeed materials except:0.1
— feed materials produced by the processing of fish or other marine animals0.5
Complete feeding stuffs except:0.1
— complete feeding stuffs for dogs or cats0.4
Complementary feeding stuffs (with the exception of complementary feeding stuffs for dogs and cats)0.2
NitritesFish meal60 (expressed as sodium nitrite)
Complete feeding stuffs except feeding stuffs intended for pets other than birds and aquarium fish15 (expressed as sodium nitrite)

Chapter B

Aflatoxin B1Feed materials except:0.05
—groundnut, copra, palm-kernel, cotton seed, babassu, maize and products derived from the processing thereof0.02
Complete feeding stuffs for cattle, sheep and goats except:0.05
—dairy cattle0.005
—calves and lambs0.01
Complete feeding stuffs for pigs and poultry(except piglets and chicks)0.02
Other complete feeding stuffs0.01
Complementary feeding stuffs for cattle, sheep and goats (except complementary feeding stuffs for dairy animals, calves and lambs)0.05
Complementary feeding stuffs for pigs and poultry (except young animals)0.03
Other complementary feeding stuffs0.005
Castor oil plant Ricinus communis L.All feeding stuffs10 (expressed in terms of castor oil plant husks)
Crotalaria spp.All feeding stuffs100
Free GossypolFeed materials except:20
— cotton-seed cakes1200
Complete feeding stuffs except:20
— complete feeding stuffs for cattle, sheep and goats500
— complete feeding stuffs for poultry (except laying hens) and calves100
— complete feeding stuffs for rabbits and pigs (except piglets)60
Hydrocyanic acidFeed materials except:50
— linseed250
— linseed cakes350
— manioc products and almond cakes100
Complete feeding stuffs except:50
— complete feeding stuffs for chicks10
Rye Ergot Claviceps purpureaAll feeding stuffs containing unground cereals1000

Chapter C

Apricots— Prunus armeniaca L.

Bitter almond— Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Webb var. amara (DC.) Focke (= Prunus amygdalus Batsch var. amara (DC.) Focke)

Unhusked beech mast—Fagus silvatica (L.)

Camelina— Camelina sativa (L.) Cranz

Mowrah, bassia, madhuca— Madhuca longifolia (L.) Macbr. (= Bassia longifolia L . = Illipe malabrorum Engl.) Madhuca indica Gmelin. (= Bassia latifolia (Roxb.) = Illipe latifolia (Roscb.) F. Mueller)

Purghera— Jatropha curcas L. Croton— Croton tiglium L.

Indian mustard — Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. and Coss. ssp. integrifolia (West.) Thell.

Sareptian mustard— Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. and Coss. ssp. juncea

Chinese mustard— Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. and Coss. ssp. juncea var. lutea Batalin

Black mustard — Brassica nigra (L.) Koch

Ethiopian mustard— Brassica carinata

All feeding stuffsSeeds and fruits of the plant species listed opposite as well as their processed derivatives may only be present in feeding stuffs in trace amounts not quantitatively determinable
A Braun TheobromineComplete feeding stuffs except:300
— complete feeding stuffs for adult cattle700
Vinylthiooxazolidone (Vinyl-oxyzolidine thione)Complete feeding stuffs for poultry except:1000
— complete feeding stuffs for laying hens500
Volatile mustard oilFeed materials except:100
— rape-seed cakes4000 (expressed as allyl isothiocyanate)
Complete feeding stuffs except:150 (expressed as allyl isothiocyanate)
— complete feeding stuffs for cattle, sheep and goats (except calves, lambs and kids)1000 (expressed as allyl isothiocyanate)
—complete feeding stuffs for pigs (except piglets) and poultry500 (expressed as allyl isothiocyanate)
Weed seeds and unground and uncrushed fruit containing alkaloids, glucosides or other toxic substances separately or in combination including:All feeding stuffs3000
(a) Lolium temulentum L.1000
(b) Lolium remotum Schrank1000
(c) Datura stramonium L.1000

Chapter D

Aldrin, singly, or combined expressed as dieldrinAll feeding stuffs except fats0.01
Dieldrin, singly, or combined expressed as dieldrin0.2
Camphechlor (Toxaphene)All feeding stuffs0.1
Chlordane (sum of cis- and trans-isomers and of oxychlordane, expressed as Chlordane)All feeding stuffs except fats
  • 0.02

  • 0.05

DDT (sum of DDT, TDE and DDE isomers, expressed as DDT)All feeding stuffs except fats
  • 0.05

  • 0.5

Endosulphan (sum of alpha- and beta- isomers and of endosulphan sulphate, expressed as endosulphan)

All feeding stuffs except

  • maize

  • oilseeds

  • complete feeding stuffs for fish

  • 0.1

  • 0.2

  • 0.5

  • 0.005

Endrin (sum of endrin and delta- keto-endrin, expressed as endrin)All feeding stuffs except fats
  • 0.01

  • 0.05

Heptachlor (sum of heptachlor and of heptachlor— epoxide, expressed as heptachlor)All feeding stuffs except fats
  • 0.01

  • 0.2

Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)All feeding stuffs except fats
  • 0.01

  • 0.2

— alpha-isomersAll feeding stuffs except fats
  • 0.02

  • 0.2

— beta-isomersFeed materials except fats
  • 0.01

  • 0.1

Compound feeding stuffs except compound feeding stuffs for dairy cattle
  • 0.01

  • 0.005

— gamma-isomersAll feeding stuffs except fats
  • 0.2

  • 2.0

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