European legislation

Here you will find information about all the European legislation relating to animal feed, issued by the European Union.

The legislation is published on the EUR-Lex website. From here, you will be directed to the appropriate pages on the website EUR-Lex. A link is provided that takes you to the consolidated version of each available legislation. The consolidated version contains all changes made over time. It is therefore important to always consult the latest consolidated version.

In addition, links are provided to the first version of a legislative document. From the page you are on, you can also click through to the latest consolidated version.

Categories

General

In this section you will find information concerning some, general, requirement regarding feed. Under which requirements for production, storage, registration, labelling, trade and methods of sampling and analysis.

Feed Materials

In this section you will find the Catalogue of Feed Materials and the Register of Feed Materials The Catalogue is a tool to support labeling by business for business. Feed Marketing Regulation Reg. (EC) 767/2009 stipulates that those who put on the market a new feed material that is not listed in the Catalogue should notify this via the Feed Material Register.

Undesirable Substances

In this section you will find information about the maximum limits of undesirable substances (e.g. dioxins, aflatoxin B1, lead, etc.) in feed products.

Pesticides

In this section you will find information about the maximum residue limits (MRL’s) of pesticides in feed products.

Feed Additives

In this section you will find information about the allowed feed additives.

GMO

In this section you will find information on regulations regarding labeling of feed products with genetically modified raw materials, methods of sampling and analysis for the official control, application for the authorization of new genetically modified feed.

Animal By-products and Animal Proteins

In this section you will find information about the rules for handling, collecting, processing and trading of animal by-products. Rules about animal protein in animal feed such as: company registrations, processing, labelling, transport documents, which products are allowed? which are prohibited?

Organic

In this section you will find information about organic production and labelling of organic feed products.

Veterinary Drugs

In this section you will find information about requirements of manufacturing of feed, placing feed on the market and use the of medicated feed.

Salmonella and other zoonotic agents

In this section you will find information about the monitoring of zoonoses and zoonotic agents (Salmonella).