Enforcement and Sampling


Officers should have a clear understanding of their enforcement powers, the legal obligations placed on feed business operators, and the controls on feed essential for the protection of consumers. Officers should also be aware of the procedures for sampling feed and fertilisers.

Core Learning Resources

 Animal Feed Legislation and Guidance

Food Standards Agency (FSA), 2017

 Feed Law Code of Practice

FSA, 2018

 Animal Feed Legislation

FSA, 2017

In particular Part 3 – Feeding Stuffs Sampling

 GM in Animal Feed

FSA, 2017

 National Enforcement Priorities for England and Wales (ENF/E/13/018)

FSA, 2017

 Guidance Note:

Feed Controls in the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations

Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)

  Animal Nutrition: Official Controls

European Commission (EC)

 Official Feed and Food Controls

Welsh Government, 2016

Training Courses

 Local authority expectations and training for enforcement officers


Further Reading

 Farm Regulation Task Force Implementation Group: Final Assessment of Progress

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), 2014