The Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (England) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/683)
Commencement: 17th April 2019
The Animal Feed (Hygiene, Sampling, etc. and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2015
The Official Feed and Food Control (England) Regulations 2009
These Regulations prohibit the intentional addition of radioactive substances to animal feed. They also prohibit the import or export of animal feed if radioactive substances have been intentionally added.
These Regulations implement the requirements set out in Article 21 of Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, which sets out the basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation.
These Regulations prohibit the intentional addition of radioactive substances to animal feed. They also prohibit the import or export of animal feed to which radioactive substances have been intentionally added.
These Regulations make it an offence for a person to intentionally add any radioactive substance to animal feed during production.
No person shall intentionally add a radioactive substance in the production of animal feed.
No person shall import or export any animal feed if a radioactive substance has been intentionally added during the production of the animal feed.
Any person who is found intentionally adding a radioactive substance to animal feed shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine or face imprisonment. In some circumstances, both a fine and imprisonment may be appropriate.
The local authority in each area is the relevant feed authority and it is the duty of each council within its area to enforce these Regulations.
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