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Introduction to Animal Feed Legislation

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Course Overview: An Introduction to Animal Feed Legislation

Key Topics:

  1. Feed Classifications: Understanding feed types as defined by Retained Regulation (EC) 178/2002
  2. Hygiene Standards: Key hygiene requirements for feed businesses under Retained Regulation (EC) 183/2005.
  3. Contaminants: Identifying undesirable substances in animal feed as listed in Commission Directive 2002/32/EC.
  4. Compound Feed Claims: Permissible health and nutritional claims for compound feeds based on Retained Regulation (EC) 767/2009.
  5. Enforcement Actions: Enforcement measures for feed hygiene non-compliance, including notices and regulations across England, Wales, and Scotland.
  6. Feed Additives Functions: The specific functions of feed additives authorised under Retained Regulation (EC) 1831/2003.
  7. Feed Business Obligations: Obligations under Retained Regulation (EC) 183/2005, including HACCP, hazard control, and registration.
  8. Labelling Requirements: Label declarations required by Retained Regulation (EC) 767/2009, including feed business operator details and batch numbers.
  9. Complementary Feeds: Definitions and requirements for complementary feeds, their use, and labelling.
  10. Competent Authority Activities: Activities under Retained Regulation (EU) 2017/625 to ensure feed law compliance, including sampling and hygiene assessments.

Course Objectives:

  • Equip participants with a solid understanding of the framework of retained feed legislation in Great Britain and EU.
  • Give an overview of Specified Feed Law, the key regulations governing animal feed

Designed for personnel at all levels of feed manufacturing and sale, as well as feed enforcement officers, this concise course delivers essential legislative knowledge, focusing on practical applications and compliance management.