Feeds and Pet Food Bill – draft

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has published the draft Feeds and Pet Food Bill and is asking you to comment.

The Bill seeks to provide for:
• regulation of feed and pet food,
• regulation of feed ingredients used in the manufacturing of feed and pet food,
• licensing or registration of facilities used for the manufacturing of feed or pet food,
• appointment of a Registrar to administer the Act,
• appointment of advisory committees
• advisers, assignees, auditors, and inspectors to assist the Registrar in the exercise of his or her powers in the regulation, compliance monitoring and enforcement of this Act.

You are invited to provide suggestions or comments in support or objection via the form below. Should you be unsure, please read the live comments, media, summary or documents below.   Closing date is Tuesday, 9 April 2019.

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The Feeds and Pet Food Bill has been drafted to provide for:

the regulation of feed and pet food;
the regulation of feed ingredients used in the manufacturing of feed and pet food;
the licensing or registration of facilities used for the manufacturing of feed or pet food;
the appointment of a Registrar to administer the Act;
the appointment of advisory committees, advisers, assignees, auditors, and inspectors to assist the Registrar in the exercise of his or her powers in the regulation, compliance monitoring and enforcement of this Act.

RECOGNISING –

the need to ensure the manufacturing of safe feed for animals intended for human consumption;
the need to ensure the manufacturing of safe pet food intended for companion animals;
the critical role that feed play in food safety, nutrition and food security;
the need for a traceability system within the feed and pet food industries.

AND IN ORDER TO –

protect the consumers and users of feed and pet food;
disseminate an efficient and effective traceability system;
ensure compliance with food safety requirements.

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