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The Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (Wales) Regulations 2018

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Title, application and commencement

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (Wales) Regulations 2018.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

(3) These Regulations come into force on 6 February 2018.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“feed” (“bwyd anifeiliaid”) has the meaning given in Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council;

“feed authority” (“awdurdod bwyd anifeiliaid”) means an authority identified in section 67(1A) of the Agriculture Act 1970 as having the duty to enforce Part IV of that Act within its area or district as the case may be;

“radioactive substance” (“sylwedd ymbelydrol”) means any substance that contains one or more radionuclides the activity or activity concentration of which cannot be disregarded from a radiation protection point of view.

(2) For the purpose of these Regulations, “import” (“mewnforio”) and “export” (“allforio”) are to be construed in accordance with the meanings that “importation” and “exportation” bear for the purposes of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(1).

Prohibition of practices

3.  No person may intentionally add a radioactive substance in the production of animal feed.

4.  No person may import or export any animal feed in respect of which a radioactive substance has been intentionally added in the production of that feed.

Offences and penalties

5.  Any person who contravenes regulation 3 or regulation 4 is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or both.

Enforcement

6.  It is the duty of a feed authority within its area to enforce these Regulations.

Amendment of the Animal Feed (Hygiene, Sampling etc. and Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2016

7.—(1) The Animal Feed (Hygiene, Sampling etc. and Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2016(2) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In Schedule 1 (specified feed law), after the entry for “The Animal Feed (Hygiene, Sampling etc. and Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2016”, insert—

  • The Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (Wales) Regulations 2018.

Amendment of the Official Feed and Food Controls (Wales) Regulations 2009

8.—(1) The Official Feed and Food Controls (Wales) Regulations 2009(3) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In Schedule 2 (definition of relevant feed law), after paragraph (f), insert the following paragraph—

(g)the Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (Wales) Regulations 2018.

Vaughan Gething

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, one of the Welsh Ministers

15 January 2018

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