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The Animal Feed (Wales) Regulations 2010

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PART 5Feeds for particular nutritional purposes

Interpretation of this Part

10.  In this Part, “the Annex” (“yr Atodiad”) means Part B of Annex I to Directive 2008/38, as read with paragraphs 1 and 7 of Part A of that Annex.

Control of feed intended for particular nutritional purposes

11.—(1) Any person who places on the market a feed intended for a particular nutritional purpose is guilty of an offence if the relevant requirements of paragraphs (2) to (9) are not met.

(2) In relation to any particular nutritional purpose specified in column 1 of the Annex—

(a)the feed must be intended for the animals specified opposite that particular nutritional purpose in column 3 of the Annex; and

(b)it must be recommended that the feed be used for a period of time falling within the range specified opposite that particular nutritional purpose in column 5 of the Annex.

(3) Where a group of additives is specified in column 2 or 4 of the Annex, the additive(s) used must be authorised as corresponding to the specified essential characteristic.

(4) Where the source of ingredients or analytical constituents is required in column 4 of the Annex, the manufacturer must make a precise declaration (for example the specific name of the ingredient, the animal species or the part of the animal) allowing the evaluation of conformity of the feed with the corresponding essential nutritional characteristics.

(5) Where the declaration of a substance that is also authorised as an additive is required in column 4 of the Annex and is accompanied by the expression “total”, the declared content must refer to the quantity naturally present where none is added or, as appropriate, the total quantity of the substance naturally present and the amount added as an additive.

(6) The declarations specified in column 4 of the Annex with the reference “if added” must be provided where the ingredient or the additive has been incorporated or increased specifically to enable the achievement of the particular nutritional purpose.

(7) The declarations to be given in accordance with column 4 of the Annex concerning analytical constituents and additives must be quantitative.

(8) Where a feed is intended to meet more than one particular nutritional purpose, it must comply with the corresponding entries in the Annex.

(9) In the case of a complementary feed intended for a particular nutritional purpose, guidance on the balance of the daily ration must be provided in the instructions for use on the label.

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