Apply for an animal feed licence

Businesses that make, use, or supply animal feed must register to control potential food hazards at every stage of production.

Regulations apply to feed producers, merchants, haulage companies and animal farmers (where animals or crops are for human consumption).

Animal feed businesses must make sure they:

  • prevent the contamination or spoilage of feed
  • clean equipment used for mixing, storing or transporting feed
  • maintain records of feed or former food products used or sold
  • make sure staff have the right training

You will need to specify, using the correct codes, which activity relates to your business. Read Annex A (PDF, 131KB) of the Feed Hygiene Regulation to find the codes for regulated activities.

Start

Before you apply

You do not need to register for:

  • animals kept for private domestic consumption
  • animals not kept for food production
  • private domestic production of feed for either of the above
  • the direct supply, by the producer, of small quantities of feed at local level to local farms for use on those farms
  • the direct supply, by the producer, of small quantities of primary products to local establishments directly supplying the final consumer (e.g. farm gate sales)
  • the retailing of pet food

After you apply

Return the completed application to:

Public Health & Protection Directorate
Trading Standards 
Landmark House 
4 Egerton Road 
Ipswich, Suffolk 
IP1 5PF

If your application is successful you will need to pay:

  • £226 to make, or make and sell, feed additives referred to in Article 10(1)(a) of Regulation 83/2005 other than those specified in regulation 2(3), or of premixtures of such additives (approvals)
  • £451 for selling feed additives referred to in Article 10(1)(a) of Regulation 183/2005 other than those specified in Regulation 2(3), or of premixtures of such (approvals)

 

Contact us

If you have any questions about this licence, contact the Trading Standards team.

Email: tradingstandards@suffolk.gov.uk

Phone: 01473 264859