Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 January 2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene
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Summary of the initiative
Name of Private Regulator:Several European private stakeholders' organisations such as FEFAC (compound food producers), FAMI-QS (feed additives and premixtures), FEDIAF (pet foods), COCERAL (Trade of cereals, rice, feedstuffs, oilseeds, oils and fat), COGECA (Agri-cooperatives), AFF (starch industry) and FEDIOL (oil and protein meal industry). National stakeholders organisations. The guides are also available at the websites of the respective stakeholders' organisation.
Objective(s):Articles 21 and 22 of Regulation 183/2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene encourage private stakeholders´ organisations to establish guides to good practice in the animal feed sector as well as guides on application of principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), both at national level (if necessary) and at Community level. The purpose of these guides is to facilitate the practical implementation of feed hygiene requirements in different establishments. EU guides are often more general and may be directly applied or serve as a framework for more specific national guides.