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The Animal Feed (Composition, Marketing and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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PART 1 N.I.Introductory and general

Citation and commencementN.I.

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Animal Feed (Composition, Marketing and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 and come into operation on 14th February 2016.

InterpretationN.I.

2.—(1) In these Regulations —

DARD” means the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development;

[F1“Directive 82/475” means, subject to regulation 2(3), Commission Directive 82/475/EEC laying down the categories of feed materials which may be used for the purposes of labelling compound feeding stuffs for pet animals as last amended by Commission Directive 98/67/EEC;

“Directive 2002/32” means, subject to regulation 2(3), Directive 2002/32 of the European Parliament of the Council on undesirable substances in animal feed as last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2229;

“Regulation 178/2002” means Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety, as last amended by Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council;

“Regulation 1829/2003” means Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed as last amended by Regulation (EC) No. 298/2008;

“Regulation 1831/2003” means, subject to regulation 3(1), Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on additives for use in animal nutrition as last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2294;

“Directive 2008/38” means, subject to regulation 2(3), Commission Directive 2008/38/EC establishing a list of intended uses of animal feedingstuffs for particular nutritional purposes as last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1123/2014;

“Regulation 767/2009” means, subject to regulation 2(3), Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed, amending European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 and repealing Council Directive 79/373/EEC, Commission Directive 80/511/EEC, Council Directives 82/471/EEC, 83/228/EEC, 93/74/EEC, 93/113/EC and 96/25/EC and Commission Decision 2004/217/EC as last amended by Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2279;]

the Agency” means the Food Standards Agency.

(2) Any expression used in these Regulations and in Regulation 178/2002, Regulation 1831/2003 or Regulation 767/2009 has the meaning in these Regulations that it bears in the EU Regulation concerned.

(3) Any reference to an Annex to Directive 82/475, Directive 2002/32, Directive 2008/38, Regulation 1831/2003 or Regulation 767/2009 is a reference to that Annex as it may be amended from time to time.

(4) These Regulations do not apply to any feed additive in category (d) or (e) of Article 6(1) of Regulation 1831/2003, with the exception of those in the functional groups listed in paragraph 4(a), (b) and (c) of Annex 1 to that Regulation F2.

(5) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 F3 shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

F2Categories (d) and (e) of Article 6(1) comprise respectively zootechnical additives, and coccidiostats and histomonostats. Functional groups listed in paragraphs 4(a), (b) and (c) of Annex I comprise digestibility enhancers, gut flora stabilisers and substances which favourably affect the environment

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