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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.

The previous legislation covering dietetic feeds (Directive 93/74/EEC (pdf 77Kb)  ) was replaced by Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 (pdf 913Kb)  with effect from 01 September 2010.

Other relevant EU legislation.

National legislation