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Operating an Animal Feed Establishment


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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The registration/renewal application for registration of establishment or the approval/renewal application for approval of establishment can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority:

Agrochemicals and Feedingstuffs Sector
Department of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
1412 Nicosia
Tel.: +357 22408633, +357 22408638
Fax: + 357 22408538
E-mail: feedingstuffs@da.moa.gov.cy

The application form should be accompanied by the following documents:
  • copy of Certificate of Incorporation, certificate by the directors and shareholders, (in case of a legal person), certificate of registration of the trade mark (if applicable);
  • copy of registration certificate of a factory, regarding the establishment, issued by the Department of Labor Inspection in accordance with the provisions of the Factοries Law (see "Registration of a factory" in Related Links);
  • copy of organizational structure and human resource’s qualifications including the number, qualifications and technical knowledge of the personnel as well as the name and qualifications of the person responsible for the production of the materials;
  • copy of full details of the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and technical equipment of the premises, as well as the storage conditions for the materials;
  • copy of the quality control programme of the materials at the critical stages of the production process;
  • copy of cooperation agreement with chemical laboratory including the name, address and telephone number of the laboratory (in case the establishment does not own a laboratory);
  • copy of topographic plans, architectural plans;
  • copy of receipt of the payment of the fee of €51, 26 (payable either by cash or cheque).

On site inspections by authorized inspectors are carried out in order to ensure that all the prerequisites, mentioned under “eligibility criteria” section, are met.

The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within 3 months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted. The Registration Certificate is valid for 5 years, while the Approval Certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of issue. The renewal fee is €51, 26 (payable either by cash or cheque).

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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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