Draft The Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 2018

Closed 10 Nov 2017

Opened 13 Oct 2017


Food Standards Scotland (FSS) would welcome your comments on the Draft The Animal Feed (Basic Safety Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 (see AnnexB).

The purpose of the draft Scottish Statutory Instrument is to;

  1. To prohibit the intentional addition of radioactive substances in the production of animal feedingstuffs.
  2. To prohibit the import or export of animal feedingstuffs to which radioactive substances have, during production, been intentionally added
  3. To refer to existing enforcement mechanisms providing appropriate sanctions for breach of the Regulations and in order to;

transpose the Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom in so far as it relates to animal feedingstuffs, specifically Article 21 of the Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM on prohibition of practices concerning the deliberate addition of radioactive substances in the production of animal feedingstuffs, and the prohibition of the import or export of such products.

Please see the documents attached below for full details of our consultation.

We would appreciate it if you could respond using the online questionnaire.






Why your views matter

We want to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on the draft Scottish Regulations which transpose animal feedingstuff provisions from the Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM.

What happens next

Consultation responses will be analysed and feedback will be provided following the consultation.



  • Law Enforcement
  • Government
  • Local authority
  • Primary producer
  • Farmer
  • Scottish Government
  • local authority


  • regulation
  • feed
  • enforcement
  • feed law
  • primary production
  • Local Authority Enforcement Monitoring System
  • audit