Legal basis


Within the EU community of states, feed law is primarily regulated by EU regulations, but also by other European legal acts. National regulations in the form of feed laws and feed regulations primarily concern the responsibility of authorities, the implementation of feed control, imports from third countries (non-EU countries), specific sanction measures in the event of infringements and, to a lesser extent, national, independent solutions. If national regulations deviate from EU law, they must be coordinated with the European Commission.

In addition to extensive operational requirements, the feed law provisions regulate essential aspects of the production, marketing and feeding of feed. In the marginal area to other legal matters, such as food, veterinary and pharmaceutical law, there are certain overlaps, but also the need for the clearest possible demarcation to ensure legal certainty for economic operators and consumers.

Important European feed law texts at a glance:

E-Learning Feed Law

Last updated: 21.07.2023

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