Registering an animal feed business
If you supply, use or handle animal feeding stuffs, you must register your premises with the council. Registration is free but is a legal requirement of Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 - the feed hygiene regulation.
In Southwark the sort of premises that are most likely to need to register are food premises sending waste food for animal feed and brewery premises supplying spent grains for animal feed.
Further guidance on the subject can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.
Activities not requiring registration
Some activities are exempt and so will not have to be registered, including:
- the retailing of pet food
- the private domestic production of feed for either food-producing animals kept for private domestic consumption or for animals not kept for food production
- the feeding of food-producing animals kept for private domestic consumption
- the direct supply, by the producer, of small quantities of primary products (ie agricultural products which have not undergone any further processing) to the final consumer or to local retail establishments directly supplying the final consumer (Note that brewers grains are not primary products)
- feeding animals not kept for food production
- the direct supply of small quantities of primary production (ie agricultural products which have not undergone any further processing) of feed at local level by the producer to local farms for use on those farms
Download the full list on animal feed approval and registration activities (pdf, 51kb).
Applying for a registration
You can apply for a new registration online.
Registration is free
Page last updated: 07 May 2019