Feed monitoring; collection of feed samples.
Collected feed samples from distributors, manufacturers and farmers.
The monitoring of feed is a matter for the federal states. Official feed monitoring is a basic building block of consumer health protection. The production and feeding of safe feed is a prerequisite for the production of safe and high-quality animal food. It is also crucial for the health and welfare of animals.
A veterinary assistant is employed at each district office to perform veterinary and feed regulatory duties. In the area of animal feed, the tasks of the veterinary assistants include taking samples from traders, manufacturers and farmers. The qualification for this is obtained in an advanced training course specifically geared to feed sampling. For each batch, up to 100 individual samples are taken in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 152/2009, from which a composite sample is taken and from which three final samples are taken. In Bavaria, between 2,500 and 3,000 official feed samples are taken each year.
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Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz
- Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
- Online transactions, locally limited
- Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
- Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
- Legal bases, locally limited
- Fees, Bavaria-wide
- Fees, locally limited