Food and drink businesses – supplying into the animal feed chain

Food and drink businesses that supply food products for use as animal feed must comply with the requirements of the Feed Hygiene Regulation 183/2005.
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This applies whether or not food products are supplied via a food processor or sent direct to farms. Businesses providing food products for pet food are also covered by these requirements. Businesses must also apply a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system appropriate to the activities carried out.

Feed Hygiene Regulation 183/2005 

This regulatory guidance specifies the requirements that certain businesses in the food and drink sector must observe to comply with Regulation No 183/2005 on feed hygiene. This guidance applies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland and to premises supplying material for animal feed use including

  • importers
  • manufacturers and processors
  • retailers
  • caterers

Requirements

Food and drink businesses including retailers that supply food products for use as animal feed must comply with the requirements of the Feed Hygiene Regulation 183/2005. This applies whether food products are supplied via a food processor or sent direct to farms. Businesses providing food products for pet food are also covered by these requirements.

These requirements

Businesses must also apply a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system appropriate to the activities carried out.

Further information on Regulation 183/2005 can be found on animal feed legislation.