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The Feed (Specified Undesirable Substances) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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PART 1Entries to be substituted or added in Chapter A of Schedule 5 to the Feeding Stuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

Column 1: Undesirable substancesColumn 2: Products intended for animal feedColumn 3: Maximum content in mg/kg of feeding stuffs referred to a moisture content of 12%
(1)

Maximum levels refer to an analytical determination of this substance, whereby extraction is performed in nitric acid (5% w/w) for 30 minutes at boiling temperature. Equivalent extraction procedures can be applied where it can be demonstrated that the procedure used has an equal extraction efficiency.

(2)

WHO-TEFs for human risk assessment based on the conclusions of the World Health Organisation meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, 15-18 June 1997 (Van den Berg et al., (1998), Toxic Equivalency Factors (TEFs) for PCBs, PCDDs and PCDFs for Humans and for Wildlife, Environmental Health Perspectives, 106(12), 775).

(3)

The separate maximum level for dioxins (PCDD/F) remains applicable for a temporary period. The products intended for animal feed mentioned in column 2 have to comply both with the maximum levels for dioxins and with the maximum levels for the sum of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs during that temporary period.

(4)

Fresh fish directly delivered and used without intermediate processing for the production of feed for fur-producing animals is not subject to the maximum levels, while maximum levels of 4.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg product and 8.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg product are applicable to fresh fish used for the direct feeding of pet animals, zoo and circus animals. The products, processed animal proteins produced from these animals (fur-producing animals, pet animals and zoo and circus animals) cannot enter the food chain and cannot be fed to farmed animals which are kept, fattened or bred for the production of food.

(5)

Maximum levels refer to an analytical determination of fluorine, whereby extraction is performed with hydrochloric acid 1 N for 20 minutes at ambient temperature. Equivalent extraction procedures can be applied where it can be demonstrated that the procedure used has an equal extraction efficiency.

Cadmium(1)Feed materials of vegetable origin1
Feed materials of animal origin2
Feed materials of mineral origin2
except:
– phosphates10
Additives belonging to the functional group of compounds of trace elements10
except:
– copper oxide, manganous oxide, zinc oxide and manganous sulphate monohydrate30
Additives belonging to the functional groups of binders and anti-caking agents2
Premixtures15
Mineral feeding stuffs:
– containing less than 7% phosphorus5
– containing 7% or more phosphorus0.75 per 1% phosphorus, subject to a maximum of 7.5
Complementary feeding stuffs for pet animals2
Other complementary feeding stuffs0.5
Complete feeding stuffs for cattle, sheep and goats and feeding stuffs for fish1
except:
– complete feeding stuffs for pet animals2
– complete feeding stuffs for calves, lambs and kids, and other complete feeding stuffs0.5
Dioxins (sum of polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs))expressed in World Health Organisation (WHO) toxic equivalents, using the WHO-TEFs (toxic equivalency factors) 1997(2) (3)Feed materials of plant origin with the exception of vegetable oils and their by-products0.75 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Vegetable oils and their by-products0.75 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Feed materials of mineral origin1.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Animal fat, including milk fat and egg fat2.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Other land animal products, including milk and milk products and eggs and egg products0.75 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Fish oil6.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Fish, other aquatic animals, their products and by-products, with the exception of fish oil and fish protein hydrolysates containing more than 20% fat(4)1.25 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Fish protein hydrolysates containing more than 20% fat2.25 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
The additives kaolinitic clay, calcium sulphate dihydrate, vermiculite, natrolite-phonolite synthetic calcium aluminates and clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin belonging to the functional groups of binders and anti-caking agents0.75 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Additives belonging to the functional group of compounds of trace elements1.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Premixtures1.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Compound feeding stuffs, with the exception of feed for fur-producing animals, pet foods and feed for fish0.75 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Feed for fish and pet foods2.25 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
Note in respect of all entries in column 3: upper bound concentrations are calculated on the assumption that all values of the different congeners below the limit of quantification are equal to the limit of quantification
Sum of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs (sum of polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)) expressed in World Health Organisation (WHO) toxic equivalents, using the WHO-TEFs (toxic equivalency factors) 1997(2) (3)Feed materials of plant origin with the exception of vegetable oils and their by-products1.25 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Vegetable oils and their by-products1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Feed materials of mineral origin1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Animal fat, including milk fat and egg fat3.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Other land animal products, including milk and milk products and eggs and egg products1.25 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Fish oil24.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Fish, other aquatic animals, their products and by-products, with the exception of fish oil and fish protein hydrolysates containing more than 20% fat(4)4.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Fish protein hydrolysates containing more than 20% fat11.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Additives belonging to the functional groups of binders and anti-caking agents1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Additives belonging to the functional group of compounds of trace elements1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Premixtures1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Compound feeding stuffs, with the exception of feed for fur-producing animals, pet foods and feed for fish1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Feed for fish and pet foods7.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
Note in respect of all entries in column 3: upper bound concentrations are calculated on the assumption that all values of the different congeners below the limit of quantification are equal to the limit of quantification
Fluorine(5)Feed materials150
except:
– feeding stuffs of animal origin other than marine crustaceans such as marine krill500
– marine crustaceans such as marine krill3,000
– phosphates2,000
– calcium carbonate350
– magnesium oxide600
– calcareous marine algae1,000
Vermiculite (E 561)3,000
Complementary feeding stuffs
– containing 4% phosphorus or less500
– containing more than 4% phosphorus125 per 1% phosphorus
Complete feeding stuffs150
except:
– complete feeding stuffs for cattle, sheep and goats
– – in lactation30
– – other50
– complete feeding stuffs for pigs100
– complete feeding stuffs for poultry350
– complete feeding stuffs for chicks250
Lead(1)Feed materials10
except:
– green fodder (including products such as hay, silage, fresh grass, etc)30
– phosphates and calcareous marine algae15
– calcium carbonate20
– yeasts5
Additives belonging to the functional group of compounds of trace elements100
except:
– zinc oxide400
– manganous oxide, iron carbonate, copper carbonate200
Additives belonging to the functional groups of binders and anti-caking agents30
except:
–clinoptilolite of volcanic origin60
Premixtures200
Complementary feeding stuffs10
except:
– mineral feeding stuffs15
Complete feeding stuffs5

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