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Welsh Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 3256 (W.296)

The Feed (Specified Undesirable Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2006

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS


2006 No. 3256 (W.296)


AGRICULTURE, WALES


The Feed (Specified Undesirable Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2006

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 Made5 December 2006 
 Coming into force26 December 2006 

The National Assembly for Wales makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 66(1), 68(1), 69(1), 74A and 84 of the Agriculture Act 1970[1].

In so far as these Regulations cannot be made under the powers in the Agriculture Act specified above, the National Assembly for Wales makes these Regulations by virtue of being designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972[2] in relation to measures in the veterinary field for the protection of public health[3].

There has been consultation during the preparation of these Regulations in accordance with the requirements of section 84(1) of the Agriculture Act 1970 or as appropriate of Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council[4] laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety.

Title and Commencement
    1.The title of these Regulations is the The Feed (Specified Undesirable Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2006 and they come into force on 26 December 2006.

Amendments to the Feeding Stuffs (Wales) Regulations 2006
    2.—(1) The Feeding Stuffs (Wales) Regulations 2006[5] are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

    (2) In Part B of Schedule 4 (limits of variation), after the entries relating to methionine insert the entries for moisture as set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

    (3) In relation to the table in Chapter A of Schedule 5 (prescribed limits for undesirable substances)—

    (a) for the entries in that table relating to cadmium, dioxin, fluorine and lead respectively substitute the entries for those substances as set out in the table in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to these Regulations;

    (b) after the entries for dioxin insert the entries for sum of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs as set out in the table in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to these Regulations, and

    (c) as footnotes to that table add the footnotes to the table in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

    (4) In relation to the table in Chapter D of Schedule 5 —

    (a) for the entries in that table relating to camphechlor (toxaphene) substitute the entries as set out in the table in Part 2 of Schedule 2 to these Regulations, and

    (b) as a footnote to that table add the footnote to the table in Part 2 of Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

Amendments to the Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2005
    3.—(1) The Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2005[6] are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

    (2) After regulation 24, insert the following regulation —

        "24A.—(1) For the purpose of carrying out investigations, in accordance with Article 4.2 of Directive 2002/32, to determine the source of those undesirable substances listed in Annex II to that Directive where action thresholds specified in that Annex have been reached, an authorised officer may, at all reasonable times and on producing if requested some duly authenticated document showing his or her authority, enter any premises (not being premises used only as a dwelling) on which the officer has reasonable cause to believe that feed has been or is being manufactured or produced, has been placed on the market or is being kept for the purpose of being placed on the market, incorporated into another product or used.

        (2) An authorised officer entering any premises by virtue of this regulation may —

      (a) take with him or her such other persons and such equipment as may appear to the officer to be necessary;

      (b) inspect anything that the officer has the right to inspect under regulation 24(5), and

      (c) take on those premises a sample of any material appearing to the officer to be a feed manufactured, produced, placed on the market or intended to be placed on the market or to be material used or intended for use as feed.

        (3) Where for the purposes of taking a sample pursuant to paragraph (2)(c) an authorised officer takes material from one or more containers each of which weighs no more than six kilograms, and which are exposed for sale by retail, the owner of the container or containers may require the authorised officer to purchase the container or containers on behalf of the authority for which the officer acts.

        (4) An authorised officer entering any premises by virtue of this regulation has the same rights to production, inspection and copying of records, including records kept on or produced by a computer, as are specified in paragraphs (9)(a) and (b) and (10)(c) of regulation 24.

        (5) Paragraph (14) of regulation 24 applies to the power of entry under this regulation as it does to such powers under that regulation.

        (6) Directive 2002/32 means Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council[7] on undesirable substances in animal feed, as amended by Commission Directive 2003/57/EC[8], Commission Directive 2003/100[9], Commission Directive 2005/8/EC[10], Commission Directive 2005/86/EC[11], Commission Directive 2005/87/EC[12] and Commission Directive 2006/13/EC[13]."

    (3) In paragraph (4) of regulation 27, after the expression "regulation 24" insert "or regulation 24A".



Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998[14]


D. Elis-Thomas
The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

5 December 2006



SCHEDULE 1
Regulation 2(2)


Entries to be added in Part B of Schedule 4 to the Feeding Stuffs (Wales) Regulations 2006


"Analytical constituentsLimits of variation (absolute value in percentage by weight, except where otherwise specified)
MoistureIf present in excess—

    3 for declarations of 40% or more

7.5% of the amount stated for declarations of 20% or more but less than 40%

1.5 for declarations less than 20%"




SCHEDULE 2


PART1

Entries to be substituted or added in Chapter A of Schedule 5 to the Feeding Stuffs (Wales) Regulations 2006

"Column 1: Undesirable substancesColumn 2: Products intended for animal feedColumn 3: Maximum content in mg/kg of feeding stuffs referred to a moisture content of 12%
Cadmium(¹)Feed materials of vegetable origin1
          Feed materials of animal origin2
          Feed materials of mineral origin2
          except:          
          — phosphates10
          Additives belonging to the functional group of compounds of trace elements10
          except:          
          — copper oxide, manganous oxide, zinc oxide and manganous sulphate monohydrate30
          Additives belonging to the functional groups of binders and anti-caking agents2
          Premixtures15
          Mineral feeding stuffs: 
          — containing less than 7% phosphorus5
          — containing 7% or more phosphorus0.75 per 1% phosphorus, subject to a maximum of 7.5
          Complementary feeding stuffs for pet animals2
          Other complementary feeding stuffs0.5
          Complete feeding stuffs for cattle, sheep and goats and feeding stuffs for fish1
          except:          
          — complete feeding stuffs for pet animals2
          — complete feeding stuffs for calves, lambs and kids, and other complete feeding stuffs0.5
Dioxins (sum of polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs))expressed in World Health Organisation (WHO) toxic equivalents, using the WHO-TEFs (toxic equivalency factors) 1997(²)(³)Feed materials of plant origin with the exception of vegetable oils and their by-products0.75 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
          Vegetable oils and their by-products0.75 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
          Feed materials of mineral origin1.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
          Animal fat, including milk fat and egg fat2.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
          Other land animal products, including milk and milk products and eggs and egg products0.75 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
          Fish oil6.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
          Fish, other aquatic animals, their products and by-products, with the exception of fish oil and fish protein hydrolysates containing more than 20% fat(4)1.25 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
          Fish protein hydrolysates containing more than 20% fat2.25 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
          The additives kaolinitic clay, calcium sulphate dihydrate, vermiculite, natrolite-phonolite synthetic calcium aluminates and clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin belonging to the functional groups of binders and anti-caking agents0.75 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
 Additives belonging to the functional group of compounds of trace elements1.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
          Premixtures1.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
          Compound feeding stuffs, with the exception of feed for fur-producing animals, pet foods and feed for fish0.75 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
          Feed for fish and pet foods2.25 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg
                    Note in respect of all entries in column 3: upper bound concentrations are calculated on the assumption that all values of the different congeners below the limit of quantification are equal to the limit of quantification
Sum of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs (sum of polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)) expressed in World Health Organisation (WHO) toxic equivalents, using the WHO-TEFs (toxic equivalency factors) 1997(²)Feed materials of plant origin with the exception of vegetable oils and their by-products1.25 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Vegetable oils and their by-products1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Feed materials of mineral origin1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Animal fat, including milk fat and egg fat3.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Other land animal products, including milk and milk products and eggs and egg products1.25 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Fish oil24.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Fish, other aquatic animals, their products and by-products, with the exception of fish oil and fish protein hydrolysates containing more than 20% fat(4)4.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Fish protein hydrolysates containing more than 20% fat11.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Additives belonging to the functional groups of binders and anti-caking agents1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Additives belonging to the functional group of compounds of trace elements1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Premixtures1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Compound feeding stuffs, with the exception of feed for fur-producing animals, pet foods and feed for fish1.5 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
          Feed for fish and pet foods7.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg
                    Note in respect of all entries in column 3: upper bound concentrations are calculated on the assumption that all values of the different congeners below the limit of quantification are equal to the limit of quantification
Fluorine(5)Feed materials150
          except:          
          — feeding stuffs of animal origin other than marine crustaceans such as marine krill500
          — marine crustaceans such as marine krill3,000
          — phosphates2,000
          — calcium carbonate350
          — magnesium oxide600
          — calcareous marine algae1,000
          Vermiculite (E 561)3,000
          Complementary feeding stuffs          
          — containing 4% phosphorus or less500
          — containing more than 4% phosphorus125 per 1% phosphorus
          Complete feeding stuffs150
          except:          
          — complete feeding stuffs for cattle, sheep and goats          
          — — in lactation30
          — — other50
          — complete feeding stuffs for pigs100
          — complete feeding stuffs for poultry350
          — complete feeding stuffs for chicks250
Lead(¹)Feed materials10
          except:          
          — green fodder (including products such as hay, silage, fresh grass, etc)30
          — phosphates and calcareous marine algae15
          — calcium carbonate20
          — yeasts5
          Additives belonging to the functional group of compounds of trace elements100
          except:          
          — zinc oxide400
          — manganous oxide, iron carbonate, copper carbonate200
          Additives belonging to the functional groups of binders and anti-caking agents30
          except:          
          —clinoptilolite of volcanic origin60
          Premixtures200
          Complementary feeding stuffs10
          except:          
          — mineral feeding stuffs15
          Complete feeding stuffs5

        (¹) Maximum levels refer to an analytical determination of this substance, whereby extraction is performed in nitric acid (5% w/w) for 30 minutes at boiling temperature. Equivalent extraction procedures can be applied where it can be demonstrated that the procedure used has an equal extraction efficiency.

        (²) WHO-TEFs for human risk assessment based on the conclusions of the World Health Organisation meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, 15-18 June 1997 (Van den Berg et al., (1998), Toxic Equivalency Factors (TEFs) for PCBs, PCDDs and PCDFs for Humans and for Wildlife, Environmental Health Perspectives, 106(12), 775).

        (³) The separate maximum level for dioxins (PCDD/F) remains applicable for a temporary period. The products intended for animal feed mentioned in column 2 have to comply both with the maximum levels for dioxins and with the maximum levels for the sum of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs during that temporary period.

        (4) Fresh fish directly delivered and used without intermediate processing for the production of feed for fur-producing animals is not subject to the maximum levels, while maximum levels of 4.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ/kg product and 8.0 ng WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ/kg product are applicable to fresh fish used for the direct feeding of pet animals, zoo and circus animals. The products, processed animal proteins produced from these animals (fur-producing animals, pet animals and zoo and circus animals) cannot enter the food chain and cannot be fed to farmed animals which are kept, fattened or bred for the production of food.

        (5) Maximum levels refer to an analytical determination of fluorine, whereby extraction is performed with hydrochloric acid 1 N for 20 minutes at ambient temperature. Equivalent extraction procedures can be applied where it can be demonstrated that the procedure used has an equal extraction efficiency."



PART2

Entries to be substituted in Chapter D of Schedule 5 to the Feeding Stuffs (Wales) Regulations 2006

"Column 1: Undesirable substancesColumn 2: Products intended for animal feedColumn 3: Maximum content in mg/kg of feeding stuffs referred to a moisture content of 12%
Camphechlor (toxaphene) — sum of indicator congeners CHB 26, 50 and 62(¹)Fish, other aquatic animals, their products and by-products with the exception of fish oil0.02
          Fish oil0.2
          Feeding stuffs for fish0.05

        (¹) Numbering system according to Parlar, prefixed by either "CHB" or "Parlar #":

        — CHB 26: 2-endo,3-exo,5-endo, 6-exo, 8,8,10,10-octochlorobornane,

        — CHB 50: 2-endo,3-exo,5-endo, 6-exo, 8,8,9,10,10-nonachlorobornane,

        — CHB 62: 2,2,5,5,8,9,9,10,10-nonachlorobornane."



EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)


    1.These Regulations make further amendments to the Feeding Stuffs (Wales) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/116 (W.14) as already amended by S.I. 2006/617 (W.69) and S.I. 2006/2928 (W.263) ("the Feeding Stuffs Regulations"), and also amend the Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/3368 (W.265) ("the Feed Hygiene Regulations").

    2.These Regulations provide for the implementation of the following EC Directives—

    (a) Commission Directive 2005/86/EC amending Annex I to Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on undesirable substances in animal feed as regards camphechlor (OJ No. L318, 6.12.2005, p.16);

    (b) Commission Directive 2005/87/EC amending Annex I to Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on undesirable substances in animal feed as regards lead, fluorine and cadmium (OJ No. L318, 6.12.2005, p.19); and

    (c) Commission Directive 2006/13/EC amending Annexes I and II to Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on undesirable substances in animal feed as regards dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs (OJ No. L32, 4.2.2006, p.44).

    3.The Regulations also implement a provision contained in Council Directive 79/373/EEC on the circulation of compound feedingstuffs (OJ No. L86, 6.4.1979, p30), as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 807/2003 (OJ No. L122, 16.5.2003, p.36). This provision relates to the limits of variation for the declaration of the moisture content of compound pet foods.

    4.The Regulations amend the Feeding Stuffs Regulations —

    (a) in Part B of Schedule 4 by inserting limits of variation for declarations of the moisture content of compound pet foods (regulation 2(2) and Schedule 1);

    (b) in Chapter A of Schedule 5 by amending the existing entries for cadmium, dioxin, fluorine and lead, and by adding new entries relating to the sum of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs (regulation 2(3) and Part 1 of Schedule 2 to these Regulations); and

    (c) in Chapter D of Schedule 5 by amending the existing entries for camphechlor (toxaphene) (regulation 2(4) and Part 2 of Schedule 2 to these Regulations).

    5.The Regulations amend the Feed Hygiene Regulations —

    (a) by inserting a new regulation 24A to give authorised officers of a feed authority powers of entry, sampling, inspection and associated activities in order to carry out the investigative functions required by Directive 2002/32/EC as amended by Commission Directive 2006/13/EC (regulation 3(2)); and

    (b) by amending regulation 27(4) (which deals with disclosure of information related to sampling) so as to extend its application to sampling conducted under regulation 24A (regulation 3(3)).

    6.A full regulatory appraisal of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business has been prepared and placed in the library of the National Assembly for Wales. Copies may be obtained from the Food Standards Agency, 11th Floor, Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1EW.


Notes:

[1]1970 c.40. Section 66(1) contains definitions of the expressions "the Ministers", "prescribed" and "regulations". Functions of "the Secretary of State", so far as exercisable in relation to Wales, were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by S.I. 1999/672.back

[2]1972 c.68.back

[3]S.I. 2003/1246.back

[4]OJ No. L31, 1.2.2002, p.1, as last amended by Regulation (EC) No. 1642/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No. L245, 29.9.2003, p.4).back

[5]S.I. 2006/116 (W.14), as amended by S.I. 2006/617 (W.69) and S.I. 2006/2928 (W.263).back

[6]S.I. 2005/3368 (W.265).back

[7]OJ No. L140, 30.5.2002, p.10.back

[8]OJ No. L151, 19.6.2003, p.38.back

[9]OJ No. L285, 1.11.2003, p.33.back

[10]OJ No. L27, 29.1.2005, p.44.back

[11]OJ No. L318, 6.12.2005, p.16.back

[12]OJ No. L318, 6.12.2005, p.19.back

[13]OJ No. L32, 4.2.2006, p44. This amending Directive introduced action thresholds and the requirement to investigate.back

[14]1998 c.38.back



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