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Information on animal health and feedstuffs

Animal Health

Trading Standards will aim to:

  • protect the welfare of animals
  • prevent and control the spread of contagious diseases

Farms will be inspected to ensure animal health legislation is being adhered to and records relating to animal movement and breeding are being kept.

Reports of dead farm animals will also be investigated by Trading Standards.

Registration for feeding stuffs

Current legislation requires that almost all farms, even those without livestock, and businesses / individuals involved in any commercial feed related activities are required to register (and in some cases seek approval) under the Retained Feed Hygiene Regulation (EC)183/2005. This process is now administered by Food Standards Scotland, and application can be made through their website (opens new window).

The legal requirements related to registration / approval can be found in the respective Annexes, I through to III, to the Feed Hygiene Regulation (opens new window).

There is no fee for registration.

The Food Standards Scotland (opens new window) and Business Companion (opens new window) websites contain useful guidance on registration and other animal feed requirements.