Feed of non-animal origin or feedingstuff means any substance or product, including additives, processed, partially processed or unprocessed intended to be used for feeding animals. Particular feedingstuffs, compound feed, feed additives, premixtures and other substances are used as feed for animals which are reared either for human consumption or for their fur or which are kept in zoos, circuses or as pets etc. The control of safety and quality of feed of non-animal origin comprises also the control of genetically modified feed.
The quality of animal feed means that the animal feed placed on the market complies with the following conditions:
The feed safety means that the feed complies with the safety conditions mentioned in the Animal Feed Act, with the regulations regarding veterinary compliance measures, the EU regulations and national feed regulations.
The implementation of an import procedure of a non-animal feed consignment from third countries depends on the point of the consignment’s entry and the risk which such a consignment constitutes for feed security and quality.
Customs authorities perform controls of the following types of consignments of non-animal feed:
Feed of non-animal origin which constitutes a more serious risk to health is subject to a tighter control carried out by competent UVHVVR inspectors. A tighter control is performed of the feed listed in Annex I to the Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 and the feed subject to emergency measures according to Article 53 of the Regulation (EC) No 178/2002. Such consignments may enter the EU territory only at designated points of entry where they must be declared to a competent UVHVVR inspector who performs the necessary controls. A single entry document or any other appropriate document proving that all the required controls have been carried out and that the consignment can be released for free circulation must be submitted to customs authorities in the procedure of release for free circulation.