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Privacy notice - Feed registrations and approvals lists

Information on our Feed Registrations and Approvals Lists privacy policy, why we require data, what we do with the data and your rights.

The Food Standards Agency is what is known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data provided to us.

Purpose and lawful basis for processing

The Food Standards Agency obtains this data from your local authority. We need to collect this data  for the purposes of fulfilling our statutory obligations, under Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 on official controls and Articles 19(1) and 19(2) of Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 and as retained in UK legislation, laying down requirements for feed hygiene, to make details of feed businesses available to persons enquiring about the registration and/or approval status of feed business operators.  We will not collect any personal data which we do not need.

What we need and how we use it

The personal data we hold on you consists of the name and address of your business.

We may also analyse this data along with other information we hold about you and information we have obtained from public and/or private sources for the purpose of helping us evaluate risk. We do this in line with the exercise of official authority vested in us under the Food Standards Act and the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

How and where we store your data and who we may share it with 

We retain the personal data only for as long as necessary to carry out these functions, and in line with our retention policy. This means that the data will be retained for as long as a business remains registered and/or approved as a feed business operator.  Historical lists of registered and/or approved businesses are retained for 6 years.

The details of approved feed business establishments are published on the FSA website. The list of registered feed business establishments is held centrally by the FSA but not published.  

This data may be shared with other government agencies responsible for the official control of animal feed, e.g. the Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s Inspection and Investigations Team and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, other public bodies and organisations to assist them in the performance of their official duties or when it is in the public interest to do so.   We may also share the data as part of risk evaluation and analysis with public bodies or private organisations, such as Trading Standards and Port Health Authorities, for the same reasons.

No third parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so.

For more general information on How and where we store your data and who we may share it with see  our Personal Information Charter. 

International transfers 

For more information on international transfers, please see the International transfers section in our Personal Information Charter. 

EU citizens 

For more information on EU Citizens Privacy Notice, please see the EU citizens section in our Personal Information Charter. 

Your rights 

For more information on your rights, please see the Your rights section in our Personal Information Charter. 

Contact us 

If you have any queries concerning this Privacy Notice, your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please email our Data Protection Officer in the FSA, who is the Information Management and Security Team Leader using the address below.