All comments and views should be sent to
FSA in Northern Ireland
10 a-c Clarendon Road
BT1 3BG Belfast
Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
Feed business operators, including farmers, who produce, supply or use animal feed; enforcers of feed law.
What is the subject of this consultation?
- drafts of the consolidated legislation: Animal Feed (Composition, Marketing and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 and Animal Feed (Hygiene, Sampling, etc. and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015
- impact assessment for the consolidated feed legislation
What is the purpose of this consultation?
To raise awareness among animal feed business, farming and enforcement stakeholders of the consolidation to the Northern Ireland animal feed legislation and to invite stakeholder comments on the draft legislation and associated impact assessment.
In Northern Ireland, the legal requirements on animal feed are currently provided in five domestic statutory rules (SRs) which were introduced to meet the obligations of European Union (EU) legislation.
The consolidations of these provisions into two SRs will make it easier for stakeholders to access relevant information about the legal requirements for animal feed.
An impact assessment (IA) setting out in detail the implications of these proposed consolidations has been provided. The IA was prepared by colleagues in England but is believed to be equally representative of the situation in Northern Ireland. Stakeholders are invited to consider and comment on the proposed consolidated SRs and the costs and benefits identified by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the draft IA.