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Regulation 10

SCHEDULE 4LIMITS OF VARIATION

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PART ACOMPOUND FEEDING STUFFS EXCEPT THOSE FOR PETS

Analytical constituentsLimits of variation (absolute value in percentage by weight, except where otherwise specified)
Ash

If present in excess–

  • 2 for declarations of 10% or more

  • 20% of the amount stated for declarations of 5% or more but less than 10%

  • 1 for declarations of less than 5%

In the case of deficiency–

  • 3 for declarations of 10% or more

  • 30% of the amount stated for declarations of 5% or more but less than 10%

  • 1.5 for declarations less than 5%

Ash insoluble in hydrochloric acid

If present in excess–

  • 2 for declarations of 10% or more

  • 20% of the amount stated for declarations of 4% or more but less than 10%

  • 1 for declarations of less than 4%

Calcium

If present in excess–

  • 3.6 for declarations of 16% or more

  • 22.5% of the amount stated for declarations of 12% or more but less than 16%

  • 2.7 for declarations of 6% or more but less than 12%

  • 45% of the amount stated for declarations of 1% or more but less than 6%

  • 0.45 for declarations less than 1%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.2% for declarations of 16% or more

  • 7.5% of the amount stated for declarations of 12% or more but less than 16%

  • 0.9 for declarations of 6% or more but less than 12%

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 1% or more but less than 6%

  • 0.15 for declarations less than 1%

Cystine

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

Fibre

If present in excess–

  • 1.8 for declarations of 12% or more

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 6% or more but less than 12%

  • 0.9 for declarations of less than 6%

In case of deficiency–

  • 5.4 for declarations of 12% or more

  • 45% of the amount stated for declarations of 6% or more but less than 12%

  • 2.7 for declarations of less than 6%

Lysine

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

Magnesium

If present in excess–

  • 4.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 30% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 2.25 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 45% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.3 for declarations less than 0.7%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.75 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.1 for declarations less than 0.7%

Methionine

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

Moisture

If present in excess–

  • 1 for declarations of 10% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 5% or more but less than 10%

  • 0.5 for declarations less than 5%

Oils and fats

If present in excess–

  • 3 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 20% of the amount stated for declarations of 8% or more but less than 15%

  • 1.6 for declarations less than 8%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 8% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.8 for declarations less than 8%

Phosphorus

If present in excess–

  • 3.6 for declarations of 16% or more

  • 22.5% of the amount stated for declarations of 12% or more but less than 16%

  • 2.7 for declarations of 6% or more but less than 12%

  • 45% of the amount stated for declarations of 1% or more but less than 6%

  • 0.45 for declarations less than 1%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.2 for declarations of 16% or more

  • 7.5% of the amount stated for declarations of 12% or more but less than 16%

  • 0.9 for declarations of 6% or more but less than 12%

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 1% or more but less than 6%

  • 0.15 for declarations less than 1%

Potassium

If present in excess–

  • 4.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 30% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 2.25 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 45% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.3 for declarations less than 0.7%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.75 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.1 for declarations less than 0.7%

Protein

If present in excess–

  • 4 for declarations of 20% or more

  • 20% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 20%

  • 2 for declarations less than 10%

In case of deficiency–

  • 2 for declarations of 20% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 20%

  • 1 for declarations less than 10%

Sodium

If present in excess –

  • 4.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 30% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 2.25 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 45% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.3 for declarations less than 0.7%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.75 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.1 for declarations less than 0.7%

Starch and total sugar plus starch

If present in excess–

  • 5 for declarations of 25% or more

  • 20% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 25%

  • 2 for declarations less than 10%

In case of deficiency–

  • 2.5 for declarations of 25% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 25%

  • 1 for declarations less than 10%

Threonine

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

Total sugar

If present in excess –

  • 4 for declarations of 20% or more

  • 20% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 20%

  • 2 for declarations less than 10%

In case of deficiency–

  • 2 for declarations of 20% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 20%1 for declarations less than 10%

Tryptophan

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

PART BCOMPOUND PET FOODS

Analytical constituentsLimits of variation (absolute value in percentage by weight, except where otherwise specified)
Ash

If present in excess–

  • 1.5 for all declarations

In the case of deficiency–

  • 4.5 for all declarations

Ash insoluble in hydrochloric acid

If present in excess–

  • 1.5 for all declarations

Calcium

If present in excess–

  • 3.6 for declarations of 16% or more

  • 22.5% of the amount stated for declarations of 12% or more but less than 16%

  • 2.7 for declarations of 6% or more but less than 12%

  • 45% of the amount stated for declarations of 1% or more but less than 6%

  • 0.45 for declarations less than 1%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.2 for declarations of 16% or more

  • 7.5% of the amount stated for declarations of 12% or more but less than 16%

  • 0.9 for declarations of 6% or more but less than 12%

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 1% or more but less than 6%

  • 0.15 for declarations less than 1%

Cystine

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

Fibre

If present in excess–

  • 1 for all declarations

  • In case of deficiency–

  • 3 for all declarations

Lysine

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

Magnesium

If present in excess–

  • 4.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 30% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 2.25 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 45% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.3 for declarations less than 0.7%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.75 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.1 for declarations less than 0.7%

Methionine

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

Oils and fats

If present in excess–

  • 5 for all declarations

In case of deficiency–

  • 2.5 for all declarations

Phosphorus

If present in excess–

  • 3.6 for declarations of 16% or more

  • 22.5% of the amount stated for declarations of 12% or more but less than 16%

  • 2.7 for declarations of 6% or more but less than 12%

  • 45% of the amount stated for declarations of 1% or more but less than 6%

  • 0.45 for declarations less than 1%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.2 for declarations of 16% or more

  • 7.5% of the amount stated for declarations of 12% or more but less than 16%

  • 0.9 for declarations of 6% or more but less than 12%

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 1% or more but less than 6%

  • 0.15 for declarations less than 1%

Potassium

If present in excess–

  • 4.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 30% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 2.25 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 45% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.3 for declarations less than 0.7%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.75 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.1 for declarations less than 0.7%

Protein

If present in excess–

  • 6.4 for declarations of 20% or more

  • 32% of the amount stated for declarations of 12.5% or more but less than 20%

  • 4 for declarations less than 12.5%

In case of deficiency–

  • 3.2 for declarations of 20% or more

  • 16% of the amount stated for declarations of 12.5% or more but less than 20%

  • 2 for declarations less than 12.5%

Sodium

If present in excess–

  • 4.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 30% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 2.25 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 45% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.3 for declarations less than 0.7%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 7.5% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.75 for declarations of 5% or more but less than 7.5%

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 0.7% or more but less than 5%

  • 0.1 for declarations less than 0.7%

Starch and total sugar plus starch

If present in excess–

  • 5 for declarations of 25% or more

  • 20% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 25%

  • 2 for declarations less than 10%

In case of deficiency–

  • 2.5 for declarations of 25% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 25%

  • 1 for declarations less than 10%

Total sugar

If present in excess–

  • 4 for declarations of 20% or more

  • 20% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 20%

  • 2 for declarations less than 10%

In case of deficiency–

  • 2 for declarations of 20% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 20%

  • 1 for declarations less than 10%

Threonine

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

Tryptophan

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

PART CFEED MATERIALS

Analytical constituentsLimits of variation (absolute value in percentage by weight, except where otherwise specified)
Acid index

If present in excess–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 2% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.2 for declarations less than 2%

Ash

If present in excess–

  • 3 for declarations of 10% or more

  • 30% of the amount stated for declarations of 5% or more but less than 10%

  • 1.5 for declarations less than 5%

Ash insoluble in hydrochloric acid

If present in excess–

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 3% or more

  • 0.3 for declarations less than 3%

Calcium

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 2% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.2 for declarations less than 2%

Calcium carbonate

If present in excess–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 2% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.2 for declarations less than 2%

Carotene

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

Chlorides expressed as NaCl

If present in excess–

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 3% or more

  • 0.3 for declarations less than 3%

Fibre

If present in excess–

  • 2.1 for declarations of 14% or more

  • 15% of the amount stated for declarations of 6% or more but less than 14%

  • 0.9 for declarations less than 6%

Inulin

In case of deficiency–

  • 3 for declarations of 30% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 30%

  • 1 for declarations less than 10%

Lysine

In case of deficiency–

  • 20% of the amount stated

Magnesium

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 2% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.2 for declarations less than 2%

Matter insoluble in light petroleum

If present in excess–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 2% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.2 for declarations less than 2%

Methionine

In case of deficiency–

  • 20% of the amount stated

Moisture

If present in excess–

  • 1 for declarations of 10% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 5% or more but less than 10%

  • 0.5 for declarations less than 5%

Oil and Fat

If present in excess–

  • 3.6 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 24% of the amount stated for declarations of 5% or more but less than 15%

  • 1.2 for declarations less than 5%

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.8 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 12% of the amount stated for declarations of 5% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.6 for declarations less than 5%

Phosphorus

In case of deficiency–

  • 1.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 2% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.2 for declarations less than 2%

Protein

In case of deficiency–

  • 2 for declarations of 20% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 20%

  • 1 for declarations less than 10%

Protein equivalent of uric acid

If present in excess–

  • 1.25, or 25% of the amount stated, whichever is the greater

Sodium

If present in excess–

  • 4.5 for declarations of 15% or more

  • 30% of the amount stated for declarations of 2% or more but less than 15%

  • 0.6 for declarations less than 2%

Starch

In case of deficiency–

  • 3 for declarations of 30% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 10% or more but less than 30%

  • 1 for declarations less than 10%

Sugar (total sugars, reducing sugars, sucrose, lactose, glucose (dextrose))

If present in excess–

  • 4 for declarations of 20% or more

  • 20% of the amount stated for declarations of 5% or more but less than 20%

  • 1 for declarations less than 5%

In case of deficiency–

  • 2 for declarations of 20% or more

  • 10% of the amount stated for declarations of 5% or more but less than 20%

  • 0.5 for declarations less than 5%

Volatile nitrogenous bases

In case of deficiency–

  • 20% of the amount stated

Xanthophyll

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

PART DVITAMINS AND TRACE ELEMENTS

Vitamin/Trace ElementLimits of variation
Cobalt± 50% of the amount stated
Copper

± 30% of the amount stated for declarations above 200 mg/kg

± 50% of the amount stated for declarations up to and including 200 mg/kg

Iodine± 50% of the amount stated
Iron

± 30% of the amount stated for declarations of 250 mg/kg or more

± 50% of the amount stated for declarations less than 250 mg/kg

Manganese± 50% of the amount stated
Molybdenum± 50% of the amount stated
Selenium± 50% of the amount stated
Vitamins D2 and D3

± 30% of the amount stated for declarations above 4000 IU/kg

± 50% of the amount stated for declarations up to and including 4000 IU/kg

Vitamins other than D2 and D3

In case of deficiency–

  • 30% of the amount stated

Zinc± 50% of the amount stated

PART EENERGY VALUE OF COMPOUND FEEDING STUFFS

Feeding stuffLimits of variation
Compound feeding stuffs for poultry± 0.7 MJ/kg (absolute value)
Compound feeding stuffs for ruminants± 7.5% of the amount stated
Compound feeding stuffs for pigs± 7.5% of the amount stated
Feeding stuffs for particular nutritional purposes for cats and dogs± 15% of the amount stated

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