The Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) and the Animal Feed (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

Document Number:2013 No. 3207 (W. 317)
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 12/01/2014

Welsh Statutory Instruments

Agriculture, Wales


18 December 2013

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

19 December 2013

Coming into force

12 January 2014

The Welsh Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 2(2) of and paragraph 1 A of Schedule 2 to the European Communities Act 1972(1).

The Welsh Ministers are designated for the purposes of that section in relation to measures relating to the common agricultural policy of the European Union(2) , measures in the veterinary and phytosanitary fields for the protection of public health(3) and measures relating to feed produced for or fed to food-producing animals(4) , as read with paragraph 1 A of Schedule 2 to that Act.

These Regulations make provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and it appears to the Welsh Ministers that it is expedient for references to the Annexes to the EU instrument mentioned in regulation 2(3) and 3(2)(b) to be construed as references to those Annexes as they may be amended from time to time.

There has been open and transparent public consultation during the preparation of these Regulations in accordance with the requirements of Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety(5).

Title and commencement

  1. The title of these Regulations is the Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) and the Animal Feed (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 , they apply in relation to Wales and come into force on 12 January 2014.

    Amendment of the Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2005

  2. (1) The Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2005(6) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

    (2) In paragraph (1) of regulation 2 (interpretation) , for the definition of “Regulation 183/2005” substitute the following definition —

    “Regulation 183/2005” (“Rheoliad 183/2004”) means Regulation (EC) No. 183/2005 of 12 January 2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene(7);.

    (3) After paragraph (4) of regulation 2 , add the following paragraph —

    “(5) Any reference in these Regulations to an Annex to Regulation 183/2005 is a reference to that Annex as it may be amended from time to time.”.

    (4) For regulation 4 (competent authorities) substitute the following...

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