Dietetic Feeding Stuffs
Dietetic feeds are compound feeds intended for animals whose process of assimilation absorption or metabolism is impaired. They are designated as feedingstuffs intended for particular nutritional purposes (PNP). Feed intended for particular nutritional purposes may only be marketed as such if its intended use is included in a list set out in Directive 2008/38/EC. The European Communities (Food and Feed Hygiene) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 2010 (S.I. No. 488 of 2010) gives effect to Directive 2008/38.
Most of the PNP's listed relate to dogs, cats and equines and, to a much lesser extent, productive animals. Depending on the nature of the PNP, specific requirements regarding the composition and labelling of the feed are laid down in the Annex to the Directive. These labelling requirements are additional to those specified for compound feeds in Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 – see the web page on compound feed.
Other relevant EU legislation.
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 939/2010 of 20 October 2010 amending Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 on permitted tolerances for the compositional labelling of feed materials or compound feed as referred to in Article 11(5) (pdf 802Kb)
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 568/2010 of 29 June 2010 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the prohibition to place on the market or use for animal nutritional purposes protein products obtained from yeasts of the Candida variety cultivated on n-alkanes (pdf 704Kb)
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 454/2010 of 26 May 2010 on transitional measures under Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the labelling provisions for feed (pdf 702Kb)