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Feed Labelling

Feed labelling regulations cover the labelling of any type of compound or manufactured animal feed which is on sale:

  • in loose from bins or other retail displays in sale quantities of less than 50kg
  • packaged by the retailer in small amounts by breaking bulk
  • as bought already packaged

Statutory statement

The animal feed must be accompanied by a 'statutory statement' which contains information such as:

  • the name and address of the person who guarantees the statement is accurate (normally the manufacturer)
  • the name and description of the feed, clearly indicating it is a mixture of ingredients, together with a list of those ingredients
  • the type of animal it is intended for
  • the amount of protein, oil, fibre and ash which is present
  • direction for use
  • the presence of any antioxidants, colours or preservatives
  • the presence of certain minerals.
  • the amount of certain vitamins and the date up to which they remain present
  • minimum storage life
  • the labelling required is different for different animals

Your supplier will provide the statutory statement either on the package or in an accompanying letter. You must display the statutory statement, or a copy of it, as closely as possible to the material it relates to.

For further information on this legislation, contact us or visit the GOV.UK website.

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