GB Register of Feed Materials
Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed is part of retained EU legislation in the UK. The legislation requires that the person 'who, for the first time, places on the market a feed material that is not listed in the Catalogue shall immediately notify its use to the representatives of the UK feed business sectors'. The legislation does not require the publishing of a GB Register but the representatives of the UK feed business sector have agreed, after consultation with Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland, to publish a Register of feed material notifications on the Internet and update the Register on a regular basis.
Following consultation with Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland, the major trade associations representing the UK feed industry (AIC, BAFSAM, BETA, UK Pet Food) have agreed to publish a Register of feed material notifications on the Internet and update the Register on a regular basis.
The Register will consist of the English language entries that were listed on the EU Register of Feed Materials as at 1st January 2021. This Register will not be published immediately as both industry partners and regulators have agreed that the contents be reviewed prior to publication.
However, it is now possible for businesses to access, and complete, the Notification Form via the link at the top of this page. UK legislation requires that the person 'who, for the first time, places on the market a feed material that is not listed in the Catalogue shall immediately notify its use to the representatives of the UK feed business sectors'. The completion of the Notification Form therefore fulfills this legal requirement.
The 'Catalogue' referred to above is retained EU Commission Regulation (EU) No 2017/1017 introducing the third update of the EU Catalogue of Feed Materials
Links to this website will be placed on both FSA and FSS websites with some explanatory text.
To assist feed business operators in registering their feed materials as required, the UK organisations representing the UK feed business sectors listed below have developed a registration tool that enables the publication and regular update of a “user-friendly” Register within the mandate of retained EU Regulation (EC) No 767/2009. Any notification submitted by other means (letter, email, fax, etc.) will not be accepted. Please read carefully the Guidance to notifiers and our GDPR Policy (Personal Information).
This website is managed by the UK Feed Chain Task Force composed of the following representatives of the UK feed business sectors:
• Agricultural Industries Confederation AIC
• British Association of Feed Supplement and Additive Manufacturers BAFSAM
• British Equestrian Trade Association BETA
• UK Pet Food
The GB Register of Feed Materials is a list of feed materials that are notified by UK feed business operators for placing on the GB market.
The EU law that applies to Northern Ireland is specified in Annex ll to the Northern Ireland Protocol Revised Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement (publishing.service.gov.uk). This means that any business seeking to notify a new feed material for placing on the Northern Ireland market will have to continue to follow EU rules.
Businesses wishing to notify a new feed material for placing on the Northern Ireland or EU markets, can do so at the following link: https://www.feedmaterialsregister.eu
Organisations that may have an interest in joining the UK Feed Chain Task Force should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions regarding the management of the online register may be sent to email@example.com. Please note that questions related to the legislation should be addressed to UK authorities.