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Feed business approval or registration

Who needs to be registered or approved

Under Feed Hygiene Regulation 183/2005 feed business operators must not operate without registration or approval as appropriate.

A feed business is -

  • any undertaking whether for profit or not, and whether public or private
  • any operation of production, manufacture, processing, storage, transport or distribution of feed
  • any producer producing, processing or storing feed for feeding to animals on their holding

This includes feed importers, manufacturers, sellers, transporters of feed (for example haulage companies), businesses storing feed, and food companies selling co-products for use as feed.

The regulation does not apply to -

  • persons producing or storing feed for or feeding animals intended for their own consumption, or animals not kept for food production
  • the direct supply of ‘small quantities’ of primary products at local level by the producer to local farms
  • the retailing of pet food

If you are already registered with other official schemes (for example the Rural Payments Agency or CAP Reform) or registered under food hygiene then you do not need to make a new registration under this legislation.

Businesses that have previously been registered under the Feeding Stuffs (Establishments and Intermediaries) Regulations will have that registration continued, but you should notify us that you are still carrying out the same activities.

In general businesses will only need to be approved if they carry out higher risk operations such as -

  • manufacturing or importing certain ingredients (for example specified feed additives, veterinary/medicinal products)
  • activities such as the manufacture and marketing of certain feed additives or premixtures of feed additives

Most feed business establishments are only registered.

How much it costs

Registration is free. The approval fee, which is down in law, is -

Type of approval Fee
Manufacture only, or manufacture and placing on the market, of feed additives referred to in Article 10(1)(a) of Regulation 83/2005 other than those specified in regulation 2(3), or of premixtures of such additives (approvals) One-off £451
Placing on the market of feed additives referred to in Article 10(1)(a) of Regulation 183/2005 other than those specified in Regulation 2(3), or of premixtures of such (approvals) One-off £226

How to apply for approval or registration

To apply for registration or approval under the EC Feed Hygiene Regulation (183/2005), download and complete the application form below -


What happens after you have applied

When we receive your application, and fee for approvals, we will check the application has been completed correctly and then issue your registration.

For approvals, we will arrange to visit you. Once we have visited you and are satisfied that you meet the requirements, we will issue your approval certificate.

Assessments or inspections for approval or registration

In the case of a registration, we will not usually visit you before issuing your registration document. We will contact you if we have any queries about your application.

If you require approval, we will need to visit you to carry out an inspection.

Feed businesses which were not registered or approved previously under previous regulations must put in place and operate procedures based on the principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).

In addition those businesses must comply with the conditions set out in the annexes to Regulation 183/2005. For example feed businesses (such as feed importers, manufacturers, sellers, and haulage companies), businesses storing feed, and food companies selling co-products for use as feed must comply with the conditions in Annex II which cover -

  • facilities and equipment
  • personnel
  • production
  • quality control
  • storage
  • transport
  • record keeping

The Annex II conditions are available to download below. The Annex I (primary production) and Annex III (good animal feeding practice) are also available to download below -




Businesses will also need to provide a statement to us that they have complied with the above requirements. A statement of compliance template is available to download below -


How to appeal if your application is refused

We cannot refuse to issue a registration but we can take action to suspend or revoke it once issued. We can refuse to issue an approval and can take action to suspend or revoke it once issued.

The appeals process is set out in regulation 13 of the Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2005.

Visit legislation.gov.uk for details of the appeals process (link opens in a new window)

What to do if your circumstances change

If your circumstances change, please contact us to let us know.


Contact us

Trading Standards
Hull City Council
33 Witham
Hull
HU9 1DB

Tel: 01482 300 301
Text phone:01482 300 349
Fax: 01482 615 504
Email: tradingstandardsadvicecentre@hullcc.gov.uk

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