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).

There may be other regulatory or approval requirements relating to animal by products used in the feed supply chain and further guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website

Applying for a registration

You can apply for a new registration online.

Fee

Registration is free

 

Page last updated: 16 November 2017