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The Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

Northern Ireland specific
The Food Standards Agency is asking for comments on the draft Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018.

About this consultation

Consultation target audience 

Producers and users of animal feedingstuffs in Northern Ireland. Enforcement officers responsible for the enforcement of the Regulations in this sector.

Consultation subject

The draft Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 provide for the provisions of a revised EU Basic Safety Standards Directive laying down basic safety standards for the protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation as it applies to animal feed.

In particular:

  • prohibit the intentional addition of radioactive substances in the production of animal feedingstuffs;
  • prohibit the import or export of animal feedingstuffs to which radioactive substances have been intentionally added during production; and
  • provide the accompanying enforcement powers to deal with non-compliance.

Consultation purpose

To give stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the draft Regulations and to ascertain whether our assumption that the introduction of the Regulations will be cost-neutral is correct.

Consultation pack

Publication of response summary

Within three months of a consultation ending we aim to publish a summary of responses received and provide a link to it from this page.

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Further information

This consultation has been prepared in accordance with HM Government Consultation Principles. If an Impact Assessment has been produced, this is included in the consultation documents. If no Impact Assessment has been provided, the reason will be given in the consultation document.