Feed Act, 2033 (1976)


Published: 1976

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Feed Act, 2033 (1976)
Date of Authentication and Publication
2033.7. 4 (20 October 1976)
Amendments:
1. Administration of Justice Act, 2048 (1991) 2048.2.16 (30 May 1991)
2. Some Nepal Acts Amendment Act, 2055
(1999) 2055.10.7 (21 Jan. 1999)
3. Republic Strengthening and Some Nepal 2066.10.7 (21 Jan. 2010)
Acts Amendment Act, 2066(2010)1

Act Number 34 of the Year 2033 (1976)
An Act Made to Maintain Purity in Feed
Preamble: Whereas, it is expedient to maintain appropriate standards of the feed
so as to prevent undesirable adulteration in the feed and subtraction or extraction
of any natural quality or utility contained in the feed;
Now, therefore, be it enacted by His Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram
Shah Dev on the advice and with the consent of the National Panchayat.
1. Short title, extent and commencement: (1) This Act may be called as
"Feed Act, 2033 (1976)".
(2) This Act shall extend throughout Nepal.
(3) It shall come into force in such area and on such date as the
Government of Nepal may, by a Notification in the Nepal Gazette, appoint.
1 This Act came into force on 15 Jestha 2065, "prasasti" and the word "kingdom" has been deleted.

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2. Definitions: Unless the subject or the context otherwise requires, in this
Act:
(a) "Feed" means any substance which an animal, bird or fish eats or
drinks or any other edible and drinkable substance made of the
mixture of such substance.
(b) "Contaminated feed" means any of the following feeds:
(1) the feed of which the quantity of the principal part has been
subtracted in such a manner as to make it of standard lower
than the standard fixed pursuant to Section 10 or the feed with
which any other substance has been mixed;
(2) the feed which is so rotten, decayed or kept or prepared in a
dirty or filthy or poisonous condition that it is injurious to
animals, birds and fishes,
(3) the feed of which some or all parts have been made of any
diseased or disease carrying animal, bird or injurious
vegetation,
(4) the feed of which quality standard is lower than the minimum
required quality standard prescribed in the Rules or Orders
framed or issued under this Act or of which quality standard
exceeds the maximum quality standard, if any specified.
(c) "feed inspector" means the feed inspector appointed or designated
pursuant to Section 5.
(d) "prescribed" or "as prescribed" means prescribed or as prescribed in
the Rules or orders framed or issued under this Act.

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3. Prohibition on production, sale, distribution, export, import and
storage of contaminated feed: No person shall produce, sell, distribute,
export, import or store the contaminated feed.
4. Prohibition on sale and distribution of feed by lying or
misleading: No person shall sell or distribute any feed by lying or
misleading that feed to be another feed or any feed of lower quality
standard to be of higher quality standard.
5. Appointment and powers of feed inspector: (1) The Government of
Nepal may appoint or designate the feed inspector for the purposes of this
Act.
(2) The other functions, duties and powers of the feed inspector than
those set forth in the other Sections of this Act shall be as prescribed.
6. Powers to withhold feed: (1) The feed inspector may, if he or she
suspects that any feed is contaminated, seal such feed, hand over its custody
to the owner of that feed and receive a receipt thereof from him or her and
withhold the same.
(2) After the feed withheld pursuant to Sub-section (1) has been held
to be contaminated after its laboratory test, that feed may be seized by the
order of the feed inspector, and in cases where that feed has to be
destroyed, the owner of such feed shall also bear the expenses to be
incurred in such destroy.
7. License to be obtained: (1) Any person intending to produce, sell or
distribute the prescribed feed shall obtain the license as prescribed from the
prescribed authority.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Sub-section (1), in the
case of a sealed feed, a retailer having obtained the deed of guarantee as

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prescribed from the producer or wholesaler shall not be required to obtain
the license pursuant to this Section.
8. Penalties: A person who violates this Act or the Rules or orders framed or
issued under this Act may be punished with a fine from Five Hundred
Rupees to One Thousand Rupees or with imprisonment for a term not
exceeding Six months or with both, for the first instance, and with a fine
from One Thousand Rupees to Two Thousand Rupees and with
imprisonment for a term from Six months to Two years for each instance,
from the second instance onwards.
9. Liability of offence committed by firm or body corporate: If any
firm or corporate body violates this Act or the rules or orders framed or
issued under this Act, in the case of a firm, its owner or partner, and in the
case of a corporate body, the chief administrative officer carrying out the
functions of that body, shall be liable to the punishment for the purpose of
Section 8.
Provided that, in the case of any act and action carried out prior to
his or her being owner, partner or such administrative officer or if he or she
proves that he or she was not in a position to know the violation, such a
person shall not be liable for such punishment.
10. Power to specify quality standard of feed: The Government of Nepal
may, by a Notification in the Nepal Gazette, issue orders from time to time
pertaining to the matters as to within which limit the quality standard or
quantity of any substance is to exist in any feed.
11. Test of feed: A test as to whether any feed is contaminated or not shall be
done at the prescribed laboratory and a report thereon shall be received
from the concerned official of that laboratory.

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12. Feed standard fixation committee: The Government of Nepal may,
from time to time, constitute a feed standard fixation committee in order to
fix feed standards.
13. Government to be the Plaintiff: Government of Nepal shall be the
plaintiff in cases under this Act.
14. Investigation and filing of case: (1) The feed inspector shall investigate
a case related with the offence under this Act and, upon completing the
investigation, shall file the case before the Adjudicating Authority.
(2) In investigating and filing the case pursuant to Sub-section (1),
the feed inspector may seek opinion of the government attorney.
15. Adjudicating authority: The Chief District Officer shall have the
powers to originally try and settle cases under this Act.
16. Appeal: A person who is not satisfied with a decision made by the Chief
District Officer pursuant to Section 15 may file an appeal against the
decision in the Court of Appeal2 within Thirty Five days.
17. Power to frame Rules: The Government of Nepal may frame Rules to
implement the objectives of this Act.

Note bene:
Places and dates of the commencement of this Act:
1. By a Notification dated 2047.2.28 (11 June 1990), in Chitwan, Kaski and
Rupandehi Districts on that date viz. 11 June 1990.
2. By a Notification dated 2054.5.2 (18 August 1997), in the following
Districts on that date viz. 18 August 1997:
2 Amended by Administration of Justice Act, 2048.

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(1) Kavre (16) Rautahat
(2) Sindhupalchok (17) Sarlahi
(3) Nuwakot (18) Mahottari
(4) Dhading (19) Dhanusa
(5) Rasuwa (20) Siraha
(6) Syangja (21) Saptari
(7) Palpa (22) Jhapa
(8) Tanahun (23) Ilam
(9) Gorkha (24) Dhankuta
(10) Gulmi (25) Daang
(11) Arghakhanchi (26) Banke
(12) Baglung (27) Bardiya
(13) Kapilvastu (28) Surkhet
(14) Nawalparasi (29) Kailali
(15) Bara (30) Kanchanpur