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Animal Feed

This webpage  provides information on animal feedingstuffs including the  legislation governing the manufacture, distribution and use of animal feedingstuffs in Ireland.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is the Competent Authority responsible for the transposition and implementation of European Union legislation on  animal feedingstuffs. Within DAFM,  the Feedingstuffs, Fertiliser, Grain & Poultry Division (FFGPD) develop policy on animal feed, manage the negotiation, transposition and enforcement of feed legislation and carry out official controls along the feed chain.

The primary role of DAFM is to verify that animal feed and feeding practices do not constitute a hazard to human or animal health or to the environment. DAFM carry out a comprehensive programme of risk based controls including inspections and sampling of feedingstuffs at all stages along the feed chain, including importation, storage, manufacture, trade and use at farm level. DAFM also perform checks on feed labelling to ensure that stockowners and pet owners are informed about the quality of the feed. 

                Requirements for the Import of animal feed into Ireland

                Export of Animal Feedingstuffs to non-European Union (EU) countries

Third Country Representatives

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