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Operating an Animal Feed Establishment


Description

In order to operate an animal feed establishment in the Republic of Cyprus one needs to obtain a registration or approval certificate (depending on the activities with which the establishment is engaged in) by the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.

Specifically, an approval certificate needs to be obtained in the case that establishments carry out one of the following activities, whereas in all other cases of animal feed establishments a registration certificate is to be obtained:

  • manufacturing and/or placing on the market of feed additives covered by Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 and referred to in Chapter 1 of Annex IV of Regulation (EC) no 183/2005;
  • manufacturing and/or placing on the market of premixtures prepared using feed additives referred to in Chapter 2 of Annex IV of Regulation (EC) no 183/2005;
  • manufacturing for placing on the market, or producing for the exclusive requirements of their holdings, compound feedingstuffs using feed additives or premixtures containing feed additives and referred to in Chapter 3 of Annex IV of Regulation (EC) no 183/2005.

The term “animal feed” refers to any substance or product, including additives, whether processed, partially processed or unprocessed, intended to be used for animal feeding. Moreover, the term “establishment” refers to any production or packaging unit of animal feed intended to be placed on the market.

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Every natural or legal person is eligible to obtain the Registration or Approval Certificate of Establishment provided that the Department of Agriculture is satisfied that natural or legal person possess or has under its responsibility appropriate building premises permanently established in the Republic of Cyprus, appropriate equipment, human resources adequately equipped with the relevant experience and knowledge, quality control system, packaging and storage conditions etc in accordance with the HACCP principles as well as with the rest of the provisions of the Regulation (EC) no 183/2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene (see related documents).

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Registered and Approved Animal Feed Operators are obliged to ensure that the provisions of the Regulation (EC) no 183/2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene as well as the principles of Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) system are met (see Regulation (EC) no 183/2005 in related documents).

Indicatively they should:
  • identify any hazards that must be prevented, eliminated or reduced to acceptable levels;
  • identify the critical control points at the step or steps at which control is essential to prevent or eliminate a hazard or reduce it to acceptable levels;
  • establish critical limits at critical control points which separate acceptability from unacceptability, for the prevention, elimination or reduction of identified hazards;
  • establish and implement effective monitoring procedures at critical control points;
  • establish corrective action when monitoring indicates that a critical control point is not under control;
  • establish procedures to verify that that the above mentioned measures are complete and working effectively. Verification procedures shall be carried out regularly;
  • establish documents and records commensurate with the nature and size of the feed businesses to demonstrate the effective application of the above mentioned measures.


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Related Links

Department of Agriculture
Registration of a factory
Act as an Intermediary in Selling Animal Feed
Business Setup Procedures
Application for issuance of Certificates of Companies by the Registrar of Companies

Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileRegulation (EC) No 183 2005.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileRegistration - Renewal Application for Registration of Establishment.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileApproval - Renewal Application for Approval of Establishment.pdf



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