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The Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (Wales) Regulations 2018

Wales specific
Directive 2013/59/EURATOM lays down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation. The proposed Regulations are required to transpose the directive for animal feed.

About this consultation

Consultation target audience

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

Consultation subject

Directive 2013/59/EURATOM lays down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation. A transposition of the Directive is required for animal feedingstuffs.

The provision relating to animal feed is Article 21(1) which states:

“Member States shall prohibit the deliberate addition of radioactive substances in the production of foodstuffs, animal feedingstuffs, and cosmetics, and shall prohibit the import or export of such products.”

Consultation purpose

To seek the views of stakeholders on the proposed Regulations, which will:

  • Prohibit the intentional addition of radioactive substances to animal feedingstuffs
  • Prohibit the import or export of animal feedingstuffs to which radioactive substances have been intentionally added
  • Allow the use of Improvement Notices for non-compliance
  • Allow for direct prosecution, where appropriate, for non-compliance
  • Allow for seizure and detention of affected animal feedingstuffs
  • Allow for powers of entry to commercial premises for enforcement officers

Consultation pack

Summary of responses

Publication of response summary

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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.