Feed Business Registration or Approval

To ensure that the quality of animal feed is maintained by using appropriate storage and transport arrangements. The Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 require feed businesses to register with Food Standards Scotland.

As of 1st April 2021, Food Standards Scotland will deal with any registration/approval queries and complaints regarding animal feed.

More information can be found on their website: Registration and approval of feed businesses | Food Standards Scotland (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Do I need to register?

Under Feed Hygiene Regulations 183/2005, the following feed businesses must be registered:

  • any operation of production, manufacturing, processing, storage, transport or distribution of animal feed, whether for profit or not and whether public or private
  • any business producing, processing or storing feed for animals on their holding

This includes feed importers, manufacturers, sellers, transporters of feed (for example haulage companies), businesses storing feed, and food companies selling co-products for use as feed.

How to apply?

Complete the Food Standards Scotland Feed Registration and Approval Application (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

For further information on registration/approval please contact:

Food Standards Scotland

Email:  feed@fss.scot
Tel:  0330 912 0377