Rs 916.307 Order Of October 26, 2011 On The Production And The Release Of Pet Food (Ordinance On Animal Feed, Osala)

Original Language Title: RS 916.307 Ordonnance du 26 octobre 2011 sur la production et la mise en circulation des aliments pour animaux (Ordonnance sur les aliments pour animaux, OSALA)

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916.307 Ordinance on the production and the release of animal feed (feed, OSALA Ordinance) of October 26, 2011 (status February 1, 2016) the Swiss federal Council, view the art. 27, art. 2, 148, art. 3, 158, al. 2A, 159, 160, al. 1 to 5, 161, 164, 177 and 181, al. 1, of the Act of 29 April 1998 on agriculture (LAgr), view the art. 29 of the Act of 7 October 1983 on the protection of the environment (LPE), view the art. 16, al. 2, and 17 of the Act of 21 March 2003 on genetic engineering (LGG), view the art. 9, al. 2, let. c, of the Federal law of 24 January 1991 on the protection of waters (WPA), given the Federal law of 6 October 1995 on technical barriers to trade (THG), stop: Chapter 1 provisions general art. 1 object, scope this order regulates the import, production, transformation, put into circulation and the use of food for animals and pets.
Primary production of feed is regulated by the order of 23 November 2005 on primary production, unless other provisions of this Ordinance.
This order does not apply: a. to pet food exclusively for export to countries with which there is no mutual recognition of food for animals or their conformity assessment requirements; b. the import of feedingstuffs intended for re-export to countries with which there is no mutual recognition of food for animals or their conformity assessment requirements; c. to imported food for Pets are intended for private use.

Legislation on animal diseases is reserved.

SR 916.020 art. 2 fields of application are covered: a. Chapter 2: 1. importation, putting into circulation and use of raw, compound food and dietetic food for animals, 2. labelling, packaging and presentation requirements;

b. Chapter 3: 1. the procedure for approval, put into circulation and the use of additives and premixes for animal feed, 2. the rules applicable to the control and the labelling of additives and premixes for animal feed;

(c) in Chapter 4: the maximum values and the specific provisions regarding undesirable substances in animal feed; d. in Chapter 5: 1. requirements hygiene of food for animals, 2. the requirements and procedures regulating the traceability of feedingstuffs, 3. the conditions and the procedure for registration and approval of establishments;

e. Chapter 6: 1. the plan approval and control of genetically modified feedingstuffs, 2. the provisions on labelling and traceability of genetically modified animal feed.

Art. 3 definitions means pet food: any substance or product, including additives, whether processed, partially processed or unprocessed, intended for oral animal feeding.
With respect to animal feed, means: a. materials first (raw) animal feedingstuffs: products of vegetable or animal origin whose main objective is to satisfy the nutritional needs of animals, natural, fresh or preserved State, and the derivatives of their industrial processing, as well as substances that are organic or inorganic, including or not additives for animal feed , which are intended to be used for the feeding of animals orally, either directly by the State, or after processing, for the preparation of food for animals or as holders of premixes; b. complete pet food: a food made up for animals which, because of its composition, is sufficient for a daily ration; c. food for animals : a mixture of at least two raw materials, including or not additives for animal feed, which is intended for animal feed by mouth, in the form of a complete animal feed or a feed supplement for animals; d. supplementary food of animals: a food compound for animals that is high in certain substances but which, because of its composition , does the daily ration only if it is associated with other foods for animals; e. breastfeeding food: a food for animals administered the State dry or after dilution in a quantity of liquid, intended for feeding young animals in addition to or in lieu of milk breast postcolostral or feeding young animals such as calves, lambs or goats for slaughter; f. mineral food : a food supplement containing at least 40% ash raw compared to a food that contains 88% of matter dry; g. pet food for particular nutritional objectives (dietary food): a raw material or a compound food to meet nutritional purpose because of its particular composition or method of particular manufacturing, which distinguishes it clearly from the contents first, or food compound ordinary feedingstuffs. Feedingstuffs for particular nutritional objectives do not include medicated feedingstuffs as defined by the Ordinance of 17 October 2001 on authorizations in the field of drugs; h. additives for animal feed: substances, organisms or preparations, other than raw materials and premixes, deliberately added to feed or water to fill including one or more of the functions referred to in art. 24, al. 3; i. auxiliary technology: any substance that is not consumed as a food for animals as such, deliberately used in the processing of pet food or material first to feed to meet a certain technological purpose during treatment or processing and which may have resulted the presence not intentional but technically unavoidable residue of the substance or its derivatives in the final product provided that these residues have no adverse effect on animal health, human health or the environment, and have no technological effect on the finished product; j. coccidiostats and histomonostats: substances intended to destroy or inhibit protozoa; k. objective nutritional Special: an objective which is to meet the specific nutritional needs of animals, including the process of assimilation, the process of absorption or metabolism is or is likely to be disturbed temporarily or irreversibly and that because of this, can reap the benefits from ingestion of feedingstuffs appropriate to their condition; l. premixtures: mixtures of feed additives or mixtures of one or several additives for animal with raw food or water used as carriers, which are not intended for direct feeding to animals; Mr. support: a substance used to dissolve dilute, disperse or physically in any other way modify an additive for animal feed in order to facilitate its handling, application or use without altering its technological function and without having itself of technological role.

With respect to labelling, means: a. minimum durability: the period during which the institution responsible for labelling ensures that in appropriate conservation conditions, the feed retains its declared properties; b. labelling: the allocation of mentions, indications of trademarks or trade, of images or signs to pet food by the affixing of this information in any medium such as packaging, a container, a delivery note, an accompanying document, a sign, label, a prospectus, a ring, a collar, or the internet, including for purposes advertising; (c) label: a brand, a sign, a picture or an another description, written, printed, sanded, stamped, engraved or applied on the packaging or container containing a feed or attached to it; d. batch : an amount of identifiable food for animals for which it is established that it has common characteristics, such as origin, variety, type of packing, Packer, the sender or labelling, and, in the case of a production process, a quantity of product produced in a single plant using parameters of production uniform, or several of these amounts when they are produced in continuous and stored together; order e. institution responsible for labelling : the establishment or enterprise in the sector of animal feed that puts a feed into circulation for the first time or, as the case may be, establishing the company in the sector of animal feed under the name of which or from which the feed is put into circulation; f. presentation: the shape, appearance or packaging of pet food and packaging materials used for this one , as well as the way it is presented and the framework in which it is prepared.

With respect to animals, means:

a. animal no producer of foodstuffs (pet): an animal belonging to a species that is fed, high or detained, but which, normally, is not used in human consumption in Europe; b. animal producing food (animal of pension): an animal that is fed, raised, or held, directly or indirectly, for the production of food intended for human consumption including animals that are not intended for human consumption but belong to species that can normally be used for human consumption in Europe; c. fur animal: any animal that is fed, high or held for the production of fur and that is not used for human consumption; d. daily ration: the total amount of food reported to a moisture content of 12% required on average per day to an animal of a species, a category of age and performance determined to satisfy all its needs; e. oral animal feeding: absorption of food in the digestive tract of animals by the snout or beak, in order to cover the food needs of the animal or to maintain the productivity of animals in good health.

With respect to companies, means: a. company animal feed sector: any public company or private ensuring, in profit or no, production operations, manufacturing, processing, storage, transport or distribution of feed; b. property: unit production, processing or marketing of a company in the sector of animal feed; c. the stages of production the processing and distribution: all steps, including import, from and including the primary production of feed, up to and including its storage, transport, sale and its delivery to the user; d. put into circulation: the detention of pet food for sale, including offering for sale or any other form of transfer free or expensive; e. traceability: the ability to track the path of a feed, an animal of annuity or a substance intended to be incorporated or likely to be incorporated into feed; f. through all stages of production, processing and distribution, retail: handling, processing or transformation of feedingstuffs and their storage on the place of sale or delivery to the end user; part stations cargo, stores, large stores, distribution centres and wholesale outlets.

Regarding the safety of animal feed, means: a. danger: a biological, chemical or physical agent in a food or feed, or a condition of a food or a feed, that can cause harm to health; b. risk: a function of the probability and severity of an adverse effect to health due to the presence of danger; c. analysis of risk: a process with three interconnected components: assessment of risks, risk management and risk communication; d. risk assessment: a process based on a scientific basis and includes four steps: identification of hazards, their characterization, exposure assessment and the risk characterisation; e. risk management: the process, distinct from risk assessment, of putting balance different policy options in consultation with the parties concerned, to take account of the assessment risks and other legitimate factors, and, if necessary, to choose the measures of prevention and control appropriate.

Furthermore, means: a. undesirable substance: any substance or any product, with the exception of pathogenic agents, which is present in and/or on the product intended for animal feed and which presents a potential risk for animal or human health or the environment or which would be likely to harm animal production; b. end user : the person who buys a pet food to feed to animals, without intention to put again into circulation; c. threshold: limit value for the content of an undesirable substance, beyond which tests must be conducted to determine the causes of the presence of this substance in order to take measures for its reduction or elimination; d. produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) : product, in all or in part, from GMOs, but not not consisting of GMOs and containing not; e. means of distance communication: all means of communication, such as the catalog, Internet, electronic mail, which can be used to enter into a contract between a user and a deliveryman without physical presence of the contracting parties; f. mix oils or fats : the mixture of raw, refined oils, animal fat oils, oils recovered from the food industry or derivatives; If identical batches are stored successively in a container, it is not digested in a manufacture of a mixture of fats.

RS 812.212.1 new content according to chapter I of O of 20 may 2015, in force since July 1. 2015 (2015 1791 RO).
Introduced by chapter I of O may 15, 2013, in force since July 1. 2013 (2013 1737 RO).

Art. 4 General measures for the safety of feedingstuffs where a pet food does not meet the requirements for release, the federal Office for agriculture (FOAG) orders appropriate measures to remedy this situation. These include: a. restrictions to the circulation of the feed concerned; b. require its withdrawal from the market; c. order its destruction.

The FOAG can match loads the introduction of a feed, prohibit, or require its withdrawal of the market if the conditions provided for in art. 148a LAgr are met.
When a food for animals, identified as failing to feed safety requirements, is part of a lot or a load of feed of the same category or matching the same description, it is assumed that all of the feedingstuffs of this lot or loading do not meet the requirements. This presumption may be reversed if the business of the animal food sector provides proof that the rest of the lot or loading is compliant with the.
The conformity of a feed with specific provisions does not preclude the FOAG taking appropriate measures to impose restrictions on its release or to require its withdrawal from the market if there are reasons to suspect that, despite such compliance, this pet food is dangerous.

Art. 5 requirements of the FOAG when there is a need to act quickly in situations that require to act quickly, the FOAG may, in agreement with the relevant services, prohibit importation, putting into circulation and use of feed for animals which endanger the health of human beings humans and animals or who present a risk to the environment.
It may fix for these pet food the maximum values which must not be exceeded. The maximum values are based on international standard values or maximum values prevailing in the exporting country, or are scientifically based.
It can fix what pet food can be imported or put into circulation only accompanied by a statement of the competent authorities of the exporting country or accredited service.
It establishes what information the report must include and if documents must be attached to the declaration.
The lots for which the documents referred to in para. 4 cannot be presented when importing are turned back or destroyed if they present a risk.

Chapter 2 raw, blended foods and dietetic food for animals Section 1 object art. 6. This chapter does not apply to water, that she be directly ingested by animals or intentionally incorporated into animal feedingstuffs.
It shall apply subject to the order of May 25, 2011 for disposal of animal by-products.

RS 916.441.22 new content according to section I of the O on October 31. in force since Jan. 1, 2012. 2013 (2012 6399 RO).

Section 2 requirements General art. 7 requirements importation, putting into circulation and use raw materials, compound food and dietetic food can be imported, put into circulation and used that: a. If they are safe; b. If they don't have any direct negative effects on the environment or the welfare of the animals; c. If they have any harmful effects on human or animal health; (d) if they are not dangerous for human consumption food derived from animals fed with these Food; e. If they are healthy, no altered, loyal, adapted to their use and marketability.


For the circulation of raw, blended foods and dietetic foods whose development is based on the use of genetic resources or associated traditional knowledge, the provisions of the Ordinance of 11 December 2015 Nagoya are reserved.
The federal Department of the economy, training and research (RFLD) establishes technical provisions on impurities and other chemical determinants that raw, compound food and dietetic food must meet.

RS 451.61 introduced by section 9 of the annex to the O in Nagoya Dec. 11. 2015, in effect since Feb. 1. 2016 (2016 277 RO).
The name of the administrative unit has been adapted to 1 Jan. 2013 in application of art. 16 al. 3 o from 17 nov. 2004 (RO 2004 4937) official publications. This mod has been taken throughout the text.

Art. 8 restrictions and bans the EAER lists of substances whose import, put into circulation or use as feed is restricted or prohibited. These prohibitions and restrictions are also valid for primary production.
The FOAG may amend the list referred to in para. 1, account held in particular of available scientific data, technological progress, information documented in the international market or the results of the official controls.
The Davis sets the maximum content of additives for animal feed in the raw and complementary foods.

Art. 9 catalogue of raw and obligation to report anyone who is important or puts into circulation a raw, pure or mixed in a compound or dietary, food which is not exempt from the obligation to announce referred to in para. 2, nor is on the list of the FOAG according to para. 3, communicates to the FOAG within three months following the first import or putting into circulation the following information: a. the name and address of the person or company who puts into circulation or any raw material; (b) the name and, where applicable, the specific labelling of the raw; c. a description of raw material and data on the process which allows to obtain the raw on the manufacturing process if applicable; d. main nutrients contained in the raw material.

The EAER fixed commodity that cannot be announced. It is based on the law of the European Union.
The FOAG publishes a list of completed listings.
The name of a raw material listed in the catalogue of raw, depending on the case contained in a compound food or dietary food, can be used if all the provisions of the applicable said catalog are met.
Raw material listed in the catalog of raw materials which, according to the legislation on drugs would be considered a drug, cannot be imported, put into circulation or used as raw material for foods of animals first. The FOAG may provide for exceptions.

New content according to chapter I of O may 15, 2013, in force since July 1. 2013 (2013 1737 RO).
New content according to chapter I of O may 15, 2013, in force since July 1. 2013 (2013 1737 RO).

Art. 10 responsibilities and obligations of companies in the sector of animal feed the institution responsible for the labelling of feedingstuffs must provide the FOAG on request any information on the composition and properties implemented in front of a product put into circulation by the hotel.

Section 3 foods dietary art. 11. the EAER establishes the list of planned destinations and related nutritional characteristics, which give right to the designation 'dietary food for animals.
A dietary food for animals may be put into circulation as such only if its destination is on the list of permitted destinations and if it meets the essential nutritional characteristics corresponding to the specific destination.
The EAER integrates in the list, on its own initiative or on the basis of an application for approval, new nutritional destinations and related characteristics. The application may be submitted by a natural or legal person established in Switzerland. It must be sent to the FOAG and demonstrate that: a. the specific composition of raw material or food for animals meets the intended nutritional destination; b. raw materials or compound feedingstuffs meet the requirements related to the specific nutritional destination; c. raw materials and compound feedingstuffs have no negative effects on animal health human health, the environment or the welfare of the animals.

When it changes the list of nutritional Dietetic food destinations, the Davis takes into account the corresponding list of the European Union (EU).

Section 4 labelling, presentation and packaging art. 12 principles of labelling and presentation labelling and presentation of raw, compound food and dietetic food must not mislead users, particularly in regard to: a. the destination or the characteristics of the food for animals, in particular its nature, its mode of manufacture or production, properties, composition, quantity, durability and animal species or categories of animals to which it is intended; b. the attribution to the feed of effects or features it does not or the statement that he has special characteristics while all comparable animal foods have the same; c. the conformity of labelling with the catalogue of contents first for feedingstuffs referred to in art. 9 raw materials, feed compound and dietary marketed in bulk or in packages or not closed receptacles must be accompanied by a document containing all prescribed labelling indications.
When raw, compound or dietary foods for animals are offered for sale by a means of distance communication, labelling mandatory information required by this chapter, except for the indications of durability and those referred to in art. 15, al. 1, let. b, d and e, should be on support for the distance selling or be provided by other appropriate means before the conclusion of a contract. The indications of durability and those referred to in art. 15, al. 1, let. b, d and e, must be made at the latest upon delivery of pet food.
A single date of minimum durability may be indicated for raw, composed or dietary food for animals, considered as a whole. It is determined by the shortest minimum durability of each of its components.

Art. 13 responsibility the institution responsible for labelling guarantees the presence and the material accuracy of the labelling information.
Animal feed sector companies ensure that all information provided by the institutions under their control comply with the labelling requirements.
The companies in the sector of animal feed shall ensure that the labelling information referred to in art. 15 be transmitted throughout the food chain in all institutions under their control.
Responsible for the animal feed sector companies to a retail or distribution activity which have no impact on the labelling act diligently to help ensure compliance with the requirements on labelling, in particular by not providing raw materials, compounds or dietary foods for animals which they know or should have presumed, on the basis of the information in their possession and as professionals that they do not satisfy such requirements.

Art. 14 presentation of the labelling information labelling information referred to in art. 15 are included in their entirety in a prominent location of the package, the container, on a sticker on them or on the handout provided in art. 12, al. 2, conspicuous, clearly legible and indelible, so at least in one of the official languages.
The labelling information must be easily identifiable and cannot be hidden by other information. They are displayed in a color, a font and a size such that no part of the information is hidden or put in relief, unless such a variation is intended to draw attention to warnings.

Art. 15 General requirements for labelling a raw, a composed or Dietetic food for animals may be put into circulation only if the following are provided as part of the labelling: a. the type of food for animals: "matter first for feedingstuffs ', 'complete feed' or 'complementary feed '. The following expressions can also be used as appropriate:

1. instead of 'complete feed', the designation "food of full breastfeeding", 2. instead of "complementary pet food", the denominations 'mineral feed' or "complementary breastfeeding food", 3. instead of 'complete feed' or 'complementary feed' name 'food made up for animals"for foods for pets other than cats and dogs;

(b) the name or business name and address of the institution responsible for labelling; c. If it is required for its activity, the registration number of the institution responsible for labelling attributed in accordance with the art. 48, al. 1 and 2 and 54, al. 1; (d) the reference number of the lot; e. the net quantity in units of mass for solid products, and in units of mass or volume for liquids; f. products the list of additives for animal feed which declaration is mandatory on the labelling, preceded by the heading 'additives'; g. If this is provided, the water content.

The EAER fixed the additional labelling requirements for the different types of pet food.

Art. 16 exceptions and data optional the EAER fixed labelling exemptions.
He prescribed data and optional additional labels that may accompany raw materials, dietary and compound feedingstuffs.

Art. 17 packaging raw materials, dietary and compound feedingstuffs may be put into circulation only in packages or closed containers. Packaging and containers must be closed so that the closure is spoiled when opening and cannot be re-used.
Raw, compound foods and dietetic feedingstuffs listed below may be put into circulation in bulk or in packages or containers not closed: a. materials first without specific nutritional objective; b. food compound feedingstuffs obtained by mixing grain or fruit exclusively integers; c. deliveries between food producers compound feedingstuffs; d. compound including Dietetic food, as well as materials with a specific nutritional destination first, delivered directly from the production to the end user company; e. deliveries from producers of compound food or health food for pets to packaging firms; f. food compounds or dietary for animals intended for the final user whose weight exceeds 50 kilograms not insofar as they are directly from a package or closed container; g. the blocks and stones to lick.

Chapter 3: additives and premixes for animal feed Section 1 object art. 18. This chapter does not apply: a. the ancillary technology; b. to veterinary drugs, other than coccidiostats and histomonostats the used as additives for animal feed.

Section 2 Conditions of circulation art. 19 principle of approval additives for animal nutrition (additives) cannot be imported, released, used or processed only if they are approved.
For the circulation of animal feed additives and premixes whose development is based on the use of genetic resources or traditional knowledge associated with them, the provisions of the Ordinance of 11 December 2015 Nagoya are reserved.
Mixtures of additives may be sold to the end user if all conditions of use provided for in the approval of each additive are met.
The Davis sets the General conditions applicable to the use of additives and premixes for animal feed.

RS 451.61 introduced by section 9 of the annex to the O in Nagoya Dec. 11. 2015, in effect since Feb. 1. 2016 (2016 277 RO).

Art. 20 list of approved additives the additives according to art. 25, al. 1, let. a to c, are approved if they are included on the list of additives by the EAER. The Davis takes into account the decisions of the EU for this list.
The EAER integrates into the list of new additives on its own initiative or following a request from probate.
It may set conditions for import, put into circulation and the use of additives.
If the conditions set out in art. 148 LAgr are filled, the EAER may: a. do not wear an addendum on the list of additives counterparts; b. delete an addendum of the list; c. linking the use of an additive to conditions.

By decision of general scope, the FOAG may authorise provisionally, for a maximum period of one year, putting into circulation and use of additives referred to in art. 25, al. 1, let. a to c, which do not appear on the list of additives the EAER under para. 1, as long as they are allowed within the EU and that the requirements of art. 28 are met.

Introduced by chapter I of O of 20 may 2015, in force since July 1. 2015 (2015 1791 RO).

Art. 21 authorisation of additives for purposes of scientific research the FOAG may authorize, for purposes of scientific research, the use, as additives, of substances that are not permitted, with the exception of antibiotics.
The EAER determines the requirements for the application.
Animals that have consumed additives allowed according to para. 1 cannot be used for food production only if the FOAG confirms that no adverse effect on human health result.

Art. 22 authorized additives additives defined in art. 25, al. 1, let d and e, are allowed on the basis of an application for authorization.
The FOAG takes into account the decisions of the EU for the granting of the authorization. It can limit the duration of authorisation. It takes into account to do this the length of the permission set by the EU.
Authorization is personal and not transferable.
Traders downstream haven't needed a new permit if an additive has been imported or put into circulation with an authorization.
The FOAG can match the authorization of charges and set requirements on a plan of monitoring to the circulation.
It may refuse to allow an additive, cancel existing authorization, or match it conditions or charges if the conditions set out in art. 148a LAgr are met.
It publishes a list of authorized additives.

The list of additives authorised for animal feed can be found under www.agroscope.admin.ch > practice > Animal Nutrition > animal feed control > legal Bases > annex 2.4, annex 2.4 b and annex 2.4d (for category 4) and the Appendix 2.5 (for category 5).
New content according to chapter I of O of 20 may 2015, in force since July 1. 2015 (2015 1791 RO).

Art. 23 permission of emergency the FOAG may provisionally allow the use of an additive for a maximum period of five years if the conditions set out in art. 24, al. 2, are met and that there is evidence that the additive is necessary for the protection of animals; the FOAG based its assessment on data and generally known facts.
Import, put into circulation and the use of amounts restricted compound feed intended for pets containing additives referred to in art. 25, al. 1, let. a to e, not registered in Switzerland, but authorized in the EU, may be authorized on a case by case basis by the FOAG.

Introduced by chapter I of O of 20 may 2015, in force since July 1. 2015 (2015 1791 RO).

Art. 24 terms of approval the approval is granted if the applicant proves the medium indications required in art. 27, that the additive in any use meets the requirements set out in para. 2 and has at least one of the features referred to in para. 3. the addendum does not: a. having a toll on human or animal health or on the environment; b. be presented in a way such that it could mislead users; c. harming consumers by the alteration of specific features of the animal products or mislead the consumer as to the specific characteristics of the products of animal origin.

The additive must: a. have a positive effect on the characteristics of feedingstuffs; b. have a positive effect on the characteristics of products of animal origin; c. having a positive effect on the color of the fish or ornamental bird; d. answer the nutritional needs of animals; e. have a positive effect on the environmental consequences of animal production; (f) have a positive effect on production , the performance or the welfare of the animals, including influencing gastrointestinal flora or the digestibility of feedingstuffs; oug. have a coccidiostat or histomonostatique.

New content according to section I of the O on October 31. in force since Jan. 1, 2012. 2013 (2012 6399 RO).

Art. 25 categories of additives according to their functions and their properties, the additives are classified in one or more of the following categories:

a. category 1: technological additives: all substances added to food to animals for technological purposes; (b) category 2: sensory additives: all substances which, added to animal feed, improve or modify the organoleptic properties of the feed, or the Visual characteristics of the food from animals; c. category 3: nutritional additives: substances which present important nutritional properties such as vitamins, trace elements, amino acids and derivatives of urea; d. category 4: zootechnical additives: all additives used to affect favourably the performance of animals in good health or the environment; (e) category 5: coccidiostats and histomonostats.

Within the categories referred to in para. 1, additives are distributed in one or more functional groups according to the nomenclature established by the Davis.
If necessary, in the light of the evolution of scientific knowledge or technological advances, categories of additives and additional functional groups may be established by the Davis.

Art. 26 requests for approval or authorization approval or authorization requests are addressed to the FOAG.
Applications for approval of an additive by incorporation in the list under art. 20 may be made by a person or company whose domicile or headquarters, or a branch, is in Switzerland.
The applications according to art. 22 may be made by individuals or companies whose domicile or headquarters, or a branch, is located in Switzerland unless excluding this requirement.
If the request does not meet the requirements, the FOAG shall set a time limit to complete. If the required indications are not provided within that period, the application is not examined.

Art. 27 application package must be submitted to the FOAG the following documents and information: a. the name and address of the applicant; (b) the designation of the additive, a proposal for its classification by category and functional group under art. 25 and its characteristics, including, where appropriate, purity criteria; c. a description of the mode of obtaining and manufacturing, the intended uses of the additive, of the method of analysis of the additive in the feedingstuffs in view of the intended use and, where appropriate, the method of analysis to determine the level of residues of the additive or their metabolites in food; d. a description of the studies carried out and any other material available that demonstrate that the additive meets the conditions for approval; e. the proposed conditions for the release of the additive, including requirements for labelling and, where appropriate, specific conditions for use and handling (including known incompatibilities), levels in the food supplements of the animals and the species and animal categories for which the additive is intended; f. regarding additives which According to the proposal referred to in the let. b, do not belong to the categories referred to in art. 25, al. 1, let. has and b: a proposal of consecutive to the circulation monitoring plan; (g) a summary of the documents cited in the let. a-f; h. if available, the complete record of the approval granted by the EU, assessments already made by the latter, or any information you exchanged as part of the EU approval procedure.

The EAER sets additional requirements for the establishment and presentation of applications.

Art. 28 review of applications for approval or authorization the FOAG reviews applications in order to evaluate if the conditions set out in art. 24 are met.
When an additive is already approved in a country where the requirements are recognized as equivalent to those laid down in Switzerland, the results of the examinations are taken into account as far as are presented, in addition to the file the application according to art. 27, the certificate of approval of this country and a copy of the documents in the file for approval.
The FOAG reviews the application according to the principles of risk analysis.

Art. 29 once responsibility as an additive has been authorized, any person or any party who uses or puts into circulation this substance or a feed to which it has been incorporated, guarantees that any condition or restriction imposed to put in circulation, the use and handling of the additive or feed containing is applied.
When requirements of monitoring to the circulation have been imposed on the holder of the authorisation, it ensures execution of surveillance and submits reports to the FOAG under the authorization. The holder of the authorization shall immediately communicate any new information that may influence the assessment of the safety of use of the additive, including with regard to health sensitivities of specific categories of consumers to the FOAG. The authorisation holder shall immediately inform the FOAG of any prohibition or restriction imposed by the competent authority of any third country in which the additive is put into circulation.

Art. 30 approved additives control the FOAG can control an additive approved at all times. He decided the need re-consideration taking into account new scientific and technical discoveries and data from controls. The FOAG takes into account the decisions of the EU.
The FOAG asks all necessary documents for the control of the approval to the holder of the authorisation and shall allow a period of six months for the submission of documents.
If he comes to the conclusion that the conditions for approval laid down in art. 24 are no longer fulfilled, or if the information required under para. 2 are not provided, the FOAG revokes permission, remove the addendum of the list of approved additives or adapts the list on the basis of the new information available. The FOAG takes into account the decisions of the EU.
If the holder of the authorisation proposes a change in the terms of approval by filing a request with the corresponding information to the FOAG, takes into account the new elements and modifies the existing authorization on the basis of its review.
If the FOAG revokes an authorisation or does not renew her, and if the reasons for the revocation or non-renewal are not regarded as inadmissible and potentially harmful effect, a period may be granted for the disposal, storage and release of stocks.


New content according to section I of the O on October 31. in force since Jan. 1, 2012. 2013 (2012 6399 RO).
Repealed by no I of O on October 31. with effect from Jan 1, 2012. 2013 (2012 6399 RO).

Art. 31 renewal of approvals and authorizations for the renewal of a registration under art. 20, the Davis takes into account the new EU decisions.
The holder of a temporary authorization under art. 22 may submit a request for renewal of the authorization to the FOAG. This request must be addressed to the FOAG at the latest one year before the date of the expiration of the current permission.
The applicant sends the following information and documents to the FOAG: a. a copy of the authorisation for putting into circulation of the additive; (b) a report on the results of the monitoring to the circulation, if it is provided in the authorisation; c. any other new information available on the assessment of the safety of use of the additive and the risks for animals , human beings humans or the environment related to the additive in question; (d) where appropriate, a proposal to amend or supplement the conditions of initial approval, including the conditions for the future operations of control; e. If necessary, file for a renewal of the approval deposited in the EU.

The art. 26 and 28 shall apply to the renewal of authorities.
When, for reasons beyond the control of the applicant, no decision is taken about renewal of an authorization before the expiry date, the period of authorisation of the product is extended automatically until a decision the FOAG. Information related to the extension of the authorization are published.
When the FOAG does not renew an authorization and the reasons for this decision are not considered as unacceptable potential effects, it may grant a time limit for the elimination, storage and release of the goods in stock.

Section 3 labeling and packaging of additives and premixes art. 32. no additive or premix of additives can be put into circulation without labelling of the packaging or container. The producer, Packer, importer, seller, and Distributor are responsible for labelling to include the following information in a visible, clearly legible and indelible manner, at least in one of the official languages for each additive contained in the product:

a. the specific additives in accordance with permissions name, preceded by the name of the functional group as mentioned in permissions; (b) the name or business name and address or headquarters of the establishment responsible for the particulars referred to in this article; c. weight net or, for the additives and liquid premixtures, either the net volume or the net weight; d. as appropriate , the approval number assigned to the institution that produces or puts into circulation the additive or the premixing; e. the directions for use and any safety recommendation regarding the use and, where applicable, the specific requirements mentioned in the authorisation, including the species and categories of animals for which the additive or the premix of additives is intended; f. identification number; g. the lot number and the date of manufacture.

If the concentration of certain substances incorporated into an addendum or a premix is a danger to the user in the sense of the order of 5 June 2015 on chemicals, safety recommendations arising from the said order must be put at the disposal of the buyer.
Regarding the premixes, the let. b, d, e and g shall not apply to incorporated additives.
With respect to the aromatic substances, the list of additives may be replaced by the words "mixture of aromatic substances. This provision is not applicable to flavourings subject to quantitative limitation for use in animal feed and drinking water.
Regarding the premixes, the term 'premixing' must appear on the label. Brackets must be indicated, with regard to material first for animals, in accordance with art. 15, and, in cases where water is used as a support, the water content of the premix shall be indicated. One date of minimum durability may be indicated for each premix as a whole; This date is determined by the date of durability of the component that comes more quickly.
The additives and premixtures may be marketed only in packages or closed containers and that the locking system is necessarily damaged when opening and can be used again.
The EAER sets special requirements on labelling for premixes and additives.

SR 813.11 introduced by section I of O of 20 may 2015, in effect since July 1. 2015 (2015 1791 RO).

Section 4 confidentiality of business secrets art. 33 confidentiality the applicant may indicate which information he wishes to see treat as confidential because its disclosure may significantly harm his competitive position. In such cases, a verifiable justification must be provided.
The FOAG determines, after consultation with the applicant, which information other than those mentioned in para. 3 which should be kept confidential and she informed the applicant of its decision.
Are in no way considered confidential: a. the name and composition of the additive and, where appropriate, indication of the production strain; b. properties physicochemical and biological additive for animal feed; c. the conclusions on the results of the study on the effect of the additive on human and animal health and on the environment; (d) conclusions on the results of the study on the effect of the additive on the characteristics of the products of animal origin and their nutritional properties; e. methods of detection and identification of the additive and, where appropriate, monitoring requirements and a summary of the monitoring results; (f) the information that must be provided in order to protect human health, animal health or the environment.

If an applicant withdraws or has withdrawn his application, the FOAG respects the confidentiality of commercial and industrial information, including research and development.

Art. 34 protection of the information in the folder the scientific data and other information contained in the application dossier required under art. 27 cannot be used for the benefit of another applicant during the period of approval, unless it has agreed with the previous applicant that such data and information may be used.
The two plaintiffs, according to para. 1. take any provision to reach agreement on shared use of the information, so you do not have to repeat toxicological tests on vertebrates. If they do not reach agreement in this area, the FOAG may decide on the use of the information; in doing so, he works to ensure a reasonable balance between the interests of the parties concerned.
At the end of the approval period, the results of the evaluation conducted on the basis of the scientific data and information contained in the application dossier may be used whole or in part by the FOAG for the benefit of another applicant.

Chapter 4 undesirable Substances in feed art. 35 object this chapter applies to feedingstuffs, including additives and premixtures them. It also applies to primary production of feed.

Art. 36 undesirable substances in animal feed the EAER establishes the list of substances that may be contained in animal feed until a specific value (substances). He fixed the maximum values allowed for these substances or thresholds from which defined specific measures must be implemented.
It is taking into account requests under art. 11, art. 1, of the Ordinance of 18 May 2005 on biocides.
When he adapts the list of undesirable substances according to para. 1, the Davis takes into account the list of maximum values and the applicable action levels in the EU.
Pet food that present levels of undesirable substances above the maximum values defined in para. 1 can not be used as food for animals or put into circulation for this use.

SR 813.12 introduced by section 4 of Schedule 11 to the O of June 20, 2014, in force since 15 July. 2014 (2014 2073 RO).

Art. 37 prohibition of dilution and detoxifying foods for animals whose content in substances exceeds the maximum set by the EAER: a. cannot be mixed for purposes of dilution with the same product or with other products intended for animal feed; b. can be put into circulation that after having been detoxified by a producer authorized by means of a process validated by the FOAG.

Art. 38 undesirable substances in complementary foods to the extent where the list according to art. 36, al. 1 does not include other provisions, complementary food cannot, given the proportion prescribed for a daily ration, present levels of undesirable substances than those set as maximum values for whole foods.

Art. 39 revision of the maximum value the FOAG may provisionally reduce the existing maximum level, fix a maximum content or prohibit the presence of a substance that is undesirable in animals if feed of new data or a new evaluation of existing data show that a maximum level fixed by the Davis or an undesirable substance not mentioned presents a danger to human or animal health or the environment.
If the conditions set out in art. 148a LAgr are met, the FOAG may take measures similar to those referred to in para. 1 Chapter 5 requirements hygiene of animal feed, registration and approval of establishments Section 1 purpose art. 40. This chapter does not apply to the retail of food for pets.

Section 2 Obligations art. 41 General obligations the companies in the sector of animal feed shall ensure that all stages of production, processing and distribution under their control are implemented in accordance with the existing legislation and good practices. They ensure in particular that they meet the requirements in terms of hygiene.

Art. 42 special obligations the companies in the sector of animal feed and farmers may use feed from establishments registered pursuant to art. 47 or approved in accordance with art. 48. anyone who produces, matter or puts into circulation of feedingstuffs must take measures as part of its activity for animal feed meet the legal requirements, that they are of high quality and that they are not altered due to improper hygiene or inadequate packaging. Official controls don't release the duty of self-regulation.
The companies in the sector of animal feed may use the guides provided for in section 4 of this chapter to help them comply with their obligations under this chapter.

Animal feed sector companies who consider or have reason to believe that a food for animals imported, produced or put into circulation does not meet the requirements for the safety of feedingstuffs, must immediately remove the food market and inform the competent authorities. They inform users of the feed of the reasons for the withdrawal and, if necessary, remind feed products already supplied when other measures are not sufficient to achieve a high level of health protection.
The EAER fixed the special bonds companies from the sector of animal feed on the various operations.
It may issue provisions for the production of pet food in a farm for use in the latter.

Art. 43 obligation to keep records for livestock anyone product, matter or puts into circulation food for animals maintains a register where the relevant indications for the traceability of feedingstuffs are recorded.
The EAER may establish requirements for the registry.
The information referred to in para. 1 must be kept for at least three years and handed to the FOAG on request.

Art. 44 system of risk analysis and control of critical points (HACCP) animal feed sector companies that produce, import, transport, store or put into circulation of feedingstuffs must implement and maintain a permanent written procedures based on the HACCP principles. This requirement also applies to primary production operations that must be registered or licensed, pursuant to art. 47, al. 2. the procedures referred to in para. 1 are based on the following principles: a. identify any hazard that it is necessary to prevent, eliminate or bring back to an acceptable level; b. identify critical points at levels which control is essential to prevent or eliminate a hazard or to bring it to an acceptable level; c. establish, at critical points, critical limits that separate acceptability from unacceptability for the prevention , the elimination or the reduction of the risks identified; d. establish and implement effective monitoring procedures points critics; (e) establish corrective actions to be implemented when monitoring shows that a critical point is not under control; (f) establish procedures to verify the completeness and effectiveness of the measures described in the let. a to e. Verification procedures are performed periodically; (g) establish documents and records depending on the nature and size of the company in the sector of animal feed to prove the effective application of the measures defined in the let. a to f.

The animal feed sector companies operate the necessary changes according to para. 2 in the event of changes in a product, process, or in any stage of production, processing, storage and distribution.
They can use, instead of the guides on the application of HACCP principles, the guides to good practice developed in accordance with art. 55. the FOAG may provide relief in some cases.

New content according to chapter I of O of 20 may 2015, in force since July 1. 2015 (2015 1791 RO).

Art. 45 documents related to the HACCP system the animal food sector companies must: a. provide the FOAG, in the required form, evidence that the procedures put in place are consistent with the principles established in art. 44; b. ensure that any documents describing the procedures developed in accordance with art. 44 are constantly updated.

The FOAG takes into account the nature of the business of the animal feed sector when establishing the requirements for the form of the evidence referred to in para. 1, let. a. it can publish guides for the preparation of HACCP documents.

Section 3 registration and approval art. 46 principle to operate, any company in the sector of animal nutrition must be: a. registered pursuant to art. 47; forgotten the source. approved, when approval is required in accordance with art. 48. in the case of people active in the primary production of feed, registration and notification procedure are governed by the provisions of art. 3 of the order of 23 November 2005 on primary production.

SR 916.020 art. 47 obligation to announce businesses in the animal feed sector: a. announce to the FOAG, for the purposes of registration or approval, in the form requested, all establishments under their control involved a step any production, processing, storage, transport or distribution of food for animals; b. provide to the FOAG of up-to-date information on all institutions under their control according to the Let's. a, including by communicating any significant change in activities and any closure of an existing establishment.

Farmers who produce on the farm to feed by using additives for which a maximum value is applicable according to the approval or of premixes containing, must announce this activity to the FOAG for the purposes of registration or approval.

Art. 48 establishment licensing anyone who produces or puts into circulation one of the feeds below must be approved by the FOAG: a. additives: 1. nutritional additives, 2 zootechnical additives, additives 3 technology group of antioxidants for which a maximum content is fixed or another limitation of employment, 4. carotenoids and xanthophylls, 5 coccidiostats and histomonostats.

b. premixes containing the following additives: 1 coccidiostats and histomonostats, 2 other zootechnical additives, 3 vitamin A and vitamin D, 4. the trace elements copper and selenium.

Anyone who manufactures, for putting into circulation or for the exclusive operation needs, foods or dietary foods using additives or of premixes containing the following additives must be approved by the FOAG: a. coccidiostats and histomonostats; b. other zootechnical additives.

Anyone who makes at least one of the following activities using oils and fats intended to enter into the composition of feedingstuffs must be approved by the FOAG: a. processing of vegetable oils, raw, provided that this transformation has no place in an institution who is under the legislation on foodstuffs; (b) manufacture of fatty acids by transformation oleochemical; c. manufacturing biodiesel; d. mix oils or fats.

The FOAG approved establishments if a prior site visit has shown that they meet the requirements laid down in this order.

Introduced by section I of the O on October 31. in force since Jan. 1, 2012. 2013 (2012 6399 RO).
Introduced by chapter I of O may 15, 2013, in force since July 1. 2013 (2013 1737 RO).

Art. 49 recognition of records and foreign records amenities and amenities of institutions obtained in the countries with which the Switzerland has concluded an agreement of mutual recognition of legislation on animal feed shall be deemed equivalent to the registrations and approvals granted in Switzerland.

Art. 50 suspension of registration or approval the FOAG temporarily suspends the registration or approval of an establishment for one, several or all of its activities when that this property no longer meets the required conditions. The suspension remains in effect until the establishment again meets the prescribed conditions. If they are not met within a period of a year, art. 51 is applicable.

Art. 51 revocation of registration or approval the FOAG revokes the registration or approval of an establishment, for one or more of its activities: a. when the establishment ceases one or more of its activities; (b) when the establishment has not fulfilled the conditions applicable to its activities for a period of one year; c. when it detects serious irregularities or was forced to stop production several times in a facility, and that the company in the sector of animal feed is still not able to provide adequate guarantees regarding future production.

Art. 52 amendments to registration or approval the FOAG changes on request the registration or approval of an establishment when it is shown that the latter is able to assume the desired additional activities.

Art. In principle, 53 visits the FOAG exemption does not visits on-site provided for in art. 48, al. 3, in the case of the sector of animal feed businesses which act solely as traders, without holding the product in their facilities.
These companies must submit a declaration, in the required form, to the FOAG attesting that pet food they put in circulation comply with the conditions laid down in this order.

Art. 54 register of registered and accredited institutions


The FOAG noted in a national register establishments registered pursuant to art. 47 or approved according to art. 48. the institutions get an individual identification number based on the model shown in annex V, chapters 1 and 2, of Regulation (EC) No. 183/2005.
It refreshes data for establishments registered in the national registry referred to in para. 1 based on the decisions of suspension, revocation or modification of the registration or the approval provided for in art. 50 to 52.
It publishes the national register of establishments referred to in para. 1 R (EC) n 183/2005 of the European Parliament and the Council of Jan. 12. 2005 establishing requirements in terms of hygiene of food for animals, JO n L 35 of the 8.2.2005, p. 1, amended lastly by the R (EC) n 219/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009, OJ L 87 of the 31.3.2009, p. 109.

Section 4 Guides of good practices art. 55 development, dissemination and use of guides the FOAG promotes the development, dissemination and use of national guides to good practice in the area of animal nutrition and for the application of HACCP principles, in accordance with art. 56. the observation of national guides to good practice is optional.

Art. 56 national guides representatives of animal feed sectors develop and disseminate the national guides to good practice: a. after agreement with the representatives of the groups of interested users; b. taking into account the relevant codes of practice of the Codex Alimentarius.

The FOAG evaluates national guides to ensure: a. that they were developed in accordance with para. 1; b. that their content can be put into practice in the sectors covered; etc that their implementation is carried out in compliance with the art. 41, 42 and 44, and the requirements for pet food.

He may, on application, to validate the use of community guides approved by the authorities of the EU provided that these guides have been submitted to him for approval in their full version, not abbreviated.
It can approve codes of practice on labelling. The codes recognised by the EU are taken into account.

Section 5 imported food for animals art. 57 imported food for animals as long as the EU has enacted a list of countries from which the import of feedingstuffs is permitted, the Davis may publish an equivalent list of countries from which pet food meet art. 7 or 19 can be imported.
The FOAG may issue special requirements for the control of imported feed.

Art. 58 strengthened controls the EAER may establish a list of pet food that must be submitted to reinforced controls and higher frequencies of control.
It may establish that these feedingstuffs can be imported only from specific border posts and that they must be announced in advance.
The FOAG may amend the list established by the Davis according to para. 1 as long as the corresponding list of EU is also changed.
Lots of food for animals are released only when the control results are available and cause no challenge.
Lots of pet food for which the required documents cannot be presented or which do not meet the prescribed requirements are turned back or destroyed.

Art. 59 early warning system when a food for animals, even if it is intended for pets, presents a serious risk to human or animal health or to the environment, the FOAG can convey this information to the authorities of the Member States of the EU where an agreement provides for the mutual exchange of information.

Chapter 6 genetically modified feedingstuffs art. 60 scope this chapter applies: a. to GMOs intended for the feeding of animals; b. to feedingstuffs containing GMOs or consisting of such organizations, including additives; c. to feed produced from GMOs.

Art. 61 General requirements raw materials and additives for animal feed referred to in art. 60 (genetically modified animal feed) must meet the requirements laid down in art. 7, al. 1 and 24, al. 2, and should not, due to the genetic change they have undergone: a. have negative effects on human health, animal health or the environment; b. lead the user into error; c. harming consumers or mislead by the alteration of the specific characteristics of the products of animal origin; d. differ to such an extent of pet food that they are intended to replace their normal consumption would be from the point of view nutritional, disadvantageous for human beings humans or animals.

Genetically modified animal feed may be put into circulation, used or processed if they are not approved according to art. 62. the additives produced from genetically modified substances appearing on the list of GMO feed referred to in art. 61, al. 2, can be put into circulation, used or processed, provided that they are approved according to the art. 20 to 22.
For the circulation of genetically modified feedingstuffs whose development is based on the use of genetic resources or traditional knowledge associated with them, the provisions of the Ordinance of 11 December 2015 Nagoya are reserved.

RS 451.61 introduced by section 9 of the annex to the O in Nagoya Dec. 11. 2015, in effect since Feb. 1. 2016 (2016 277 RO).

Art. 62 raw materials and genetically modified additives genetically modified animal feed certification are approved when they are in the list of GMO feed.
The FOAG entered on the list of feed GMOs genetically modified foods when they: a. meet the conditions laid down in art. 61, al. 1; (b) fulfil the conditions laid down in the order of 10 September 2008 on the dissemination in the environment.

Raw materials and genetically modified animal feed additives may be introduced for 10 years maximum in the list of GMO feed. Approval is extended each time for 10 years without interruption, on request, if it: a. is filed 12 months before the expiry date. ETB. contains the latest scientific knowledge, on the basis of which no new evaluation of the approval is necessary.

The FOAG can certify already approved raw materials abroad, including or consisting of GMOs which can multiply, when the applied licensing procedure abroad is equivalent to that of the Switzerland.
It may require additional data after registration and at any time to limit or cancel approval, when the food has important side effects harmful, when it is likely to be hazardous or that such is indeed the case for humans, animals or the environment.

RS 814.911 new content according to section I of the O on October 31. in force since Jan. 1, 2012. 2013 (2012 6399 RO).
New content according to chapter I of O may 15, 2013, in force since July 1. 2013 (2013 1737 RO).

Art. 63. application for approval applications for approval of a genetically modified animal feed should be directed to the FOAG.
The application must contain the data provided for in annex 1 of the Ordinance of the DFI of 23 November 2005 on genetically modified food.
The application must also demonstrate adequate and sufficient way as provided for in art. 61 and in the order of 10 September 2008 on the dissemination in the environment are met.
In the case of an additive, the documents and information provided in art. 27 must also be provided.

RS 817.022.51 RS 814.911 art. 64 separation of the flow of goods matter, produces or puts into circulation of genetically modified animal feed is required to set guidelines and measures to separate the flow of goods and prevent the mixes with no genetically modified organisms.
For this purpose, it must have a clean to ensure quality assurance system: a. the identification of the critical points of the sector for the use of animal feed, likely to be the subject of undesirable mixtures; b. fixing of measures to prevent unwanted mixtures at the level of the critical points referred to in the let. a; (c) the implementation of the measures planned; d. regular monitoring of the adequacy of the implemented system; e. specific training certificates or the appropriate experience of those enforcement; f. the logging directives and measures referred to in the let. a to e.

The FOAG has a right to look at all the quality assurance measures.

Art. 65 obligations to inform and keep a record of any person subject to compulsory registration under art 47 or approval referred to in art. 48 matters or who puts into circulation of feed genetically modified must at the time of circulation:

a. inform the buyer, in writing, that the product contains GMOs, consists of such organizations or was made from these; b. indicate to the buyer, in writing, the unique identifiers recognized internationally, or, in the absence of such a code, the name of the organizations as well as their main characteristics and properties.

At each stage of putting into circulation, the particulars referred to in para. 1 must be sent to the purchaser in writing.
Any institution or person subject to compulsory registration that matter or puts into circulation of genetically modified feed has the obligation to keep a record.
The particulars referred to in paras. 1 to 3 must be kept for at least five years and discounts, on request, to the FOAG.

Art. 66 requirements for labelling in addition to the General requirements on the labelling of feedingstuffs, genetically modified feedingstuffs are subject to the following labelling requirements: a. regarding pet food referred to in art. 60, let. has and b, the words 'genetically modified product from [name of organization]' appears in parentheses just after the specific name of the food. This may also be included in a footnote to the list of foods. It is printed in a typeface of at least the same size as the list of foods; b. regarding pet food referred to in art. 60, let. c, the words 'genetically modified product from [name of organization]' appears in parentheses just after the specific name of the food. This may also be included in a footnote to the list of foods. It is printed in a typeface of at least the same size as that of the list of food; c. All the characteristics of a food for genetically modified animals that are quoted in the authorization must be indicated.

These labelling requirements shall not apply to feed containing material containing GMOs, consisting in such bodies or produced from such organisms in a proportion not exceeding 0,9% of the feed and of each of its components, provided that this presence is accidental or technically inevitable.

Art. 67 accidental or technically unavoidable contamination animal feed sector companies must demonstrate to the FOAG they have taken all appropriate measures to avoid contamination.

Art. 68 feed containing traces of genetically modified foods, which, incidentally, contain traces of GMOs not approved or which are produced from raw materials containing such traces can be put into circulation: a. If the percentage of these traces of unauthorized GMOs is not 0.5% mass; (b) if the producer can attest that appropriate measures have been taken to prevent the presence of undesirable impurities; etc. If these GMOs can be put into circulation in accordance with the art. 19 to 23 of Regulation (EC) 1829/2003, if traces of these GMOs are allowed in the EU, or if these organizations are tolerated in accordance with art. 23 of the order of 23 November 2005 on foodstuffs and customary objects.

When a batch of imported raw shows fortuitous signs of unauthorized GMOs other than those mentioned in para. 1, the FOAG may allow the putting into circulation of animal feedingstuffs containing these tracks exceptionally, upon request, provided that: a. the infection rate is more than not 0.5%; b. they can legally be put into circulation as feed in the Canada or the United States; c. detection methods and appropriate reference materials are available; d. the applicant be excluded by appropriate measures any contamination of foodstuffs; summer. the applicant to provide the information to verify if the conditions referred to in the let. a to d are met.

The FOAG sets the tolerances allowed for the traces of GMOs which approval was removed.

R (EC) n. 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council on Sept. 22. 2003 food and genetically modified feed, OJ L 268 of the 18.10.2003, p. 1, amended lastly by the R (EC) n 298/2008 of the 11.3.2008, OJ L 97 of the 9.4.2008, p. 64.
RS 817.02 Chapter 7 enforcement art. 69 the EAER skills the EAER fixed tolerances for variances between the measured value and the declared nutrient content.
It may issue relating to sampling and analysis requirements.
It sets the method for the calculation of the nutritional value of the compound food.
It may set conditions for the transport of feedingstuffs.
As long as safety of foodstuffs or feedingstuffs so requires, he may prescribe the analyses that companies must perform.

Introduced by chapter I of O may 15, 2013, in force since July 1. 2013 (2013 1737 RO).

Art. 70 skills of the FOAG unless otherwise provided, the execution of this order is the responsibility of the FOAG. It allows including additives and nutritional destinations of dietetic food for animals and control animal feed and companies at all stages of production, processing and distribution of feed.
The FOAG may issue instructions for the demarcation of the raw materials, additives and other products such as veterinary drugs. It takes into account on this occasion of the corresponding decisions of the EU.
It may take or demand samples and analyze or analysis.
It can analyze or have analyzed each year a product sample or multiple samples where the behavior of a company or a person justified; analysis costs are the responsibility of the company or the person who produces, manufactures, matter, réemballe, transformed or conditioning feed.
Samples that are not provided free of charge are paid at the market price. It is not paid compensation to companies or people who produce, manufacture, import, repack them, transform or condition feedingstuffs subject to control.
The FOAG may adapt the annexes to the order of October 26, 2011 on the book of the feedingstuffs to the amended European law, when changes are limited in scope.

Emergency affecting human health, animal health or to the environment and subject to provisions relating to intellectual property, the FOAG can provide to the buyer of the information according to para. 1 if, after weighing the respective legitimate interests of manufacturers and buyers, he concludes that the provision of information is justified. If necessary, the FOAG provides such information subject to the signature by the buyer of a confidentiality clause.

RS 916.307.1 repealed by no I of O on October 31. with effect from Jan 1, 2012. 2013 (2012 6399 RO).

Art. 71 requirements for controls subject to other provisions, the controls are carried out in compliance with the technical provisions of chapters I to V of Regulation (EC) 882/2004 N.
The FOAG shall include: a. that controls are carried out regularly and proportionate to the risk according to documented procedures ensuring uniform quality controls; (b) to ensure effective coordination with the competent authorities when controls in respect of this order can be achieved jointly with controls in respect of other provisions; (c) to ensure that laboratories responsible for the official pet food analysis work according to procedures approved in terms international and use methods of analysis validated; d. to order appropriate measures if the provisions of this order are not met; (e) to have a crisis management plan and control plans; (f) to ensure that the controls are carried out as a rule without notice; g. What are available facilities and appropriate and properly maintained facilities that allow to perform official controls of feedingstuffs in an efficient way and effective.

Conducting internal audits or external audits, and it takes the measures in the light of their results to ensure that the objectives set by this order are met. These audits are the subject of an independent review and are run in a transparent manner.

R (EC) No. 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on official controls performed to ensure the compliance with the legislation on feed and food and with the provisions relating to animal health and the well-being of animals, OJ L 165 of the 30.4.2004, p. 1, as last amended by R (EU) n 208/2011 OJ L 58 of the 3.3.2011, p. 29.

Art. 72 requirements for laboratories the laboratories responsible for the official analysis of feedingstuffs must be accredited and carry out their activities in accordance with the European standard EN ISO 17025 "General requirements for the competence of calibration and testing laboratories.


Art. 73 collaboration between authorities the FOAG can associate the Customs officers to his control.
If a feed cannot be imported to the conditions provided for in art. 5-58, customs officers may take adequate measures on the instructions of the official control of feedingstuffs.
With respect to the application provisions for feed consisting of GMOs or containing such organisms, the FOAG directs and coordinates the procedure involving the federal Office for the environment (FOEN) and the federal Office of food safety and Veterinary Affairs (FSVO). The FOAG enacts its decisions in accordance with the FOEN and the FSVO.
Turning to the application of the provisions on foods for animals other than those referred to in para. 3, the collaboration of the FOEN is governed by arts. 62A and 62B of the Federal law of 21 March 1997 on the Organization of Government and administration.

The name of the administrative unit has been adapted to 1 Jan. 2014 in application of art. 16 al. 3 o from 17 nov. 2004 (RO 2004 4937) official publications. This mod has been taken throughout the text.
SR 172.010 art. 74 consultation of the Swiss Institute for therapeutic products the Swiss Institute for therapeutic products must be heard in an advisory capacity in terms of boundary between materials first or additives and veterinary drugs issues.

Art. 75 cooperation with agencies control the FOAG may delegate the checks provided for by this order to control bodies accredited according to the European standard ISO 17020 "General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection" or any other standard having a closer relationship with the delegated in question.
It ensures that these organizations: a. have personnel trained and experienced, infrastructure and operational procedures to ensure impartial scrutiny and quality of compliance with the provisions of this order; b. convey adequately the results of these controls.

May specify the obligations and requirements in instructions to agencies and controls.
It organises audits or inspections of these organizations. If an audit or inspection that they fulfill properly the tasks that have been delegated to them, the delegation may be withdrawn. If necessary, the delegation is removed without delay if the regulatory body does not take timely and appropriate corrective action.

The text of this standard can be obtained from the Swiss Association of standardization, Bürglistrasse 29, 8400 Winterthur: www.snv.ch.

Art. 76 statistics of marketing on demand of the FOAG, any company in the sector of animal feed manufacturer, circulating or important food for animals is required to provide information on the amounts of animal feedingstuffs put into circulation.

Chapter 8 provisions final art. 77 repeal of the law in force the order of 26 May 1999 on pet food is repealed.

[RO 1999 1780 2748 annex 5 c. 6, 2001 3294 c. II 14, 2002 4065, 2003 4927, 2005 973 2695 ch. II 19, 5555, 2007 4477 ch. IV 70, 2008 3655 4377 annex 5 ch. 14, 2009 2599, 2011 2405].

Art. 78 transitional provisions approvals issued for additives before the entry into force of this order remain valid.
Records and amenities of institutions made before the entry into force of this order remain valid.
Pet food can be labeled and packed according to the old law until December 31, 2012. They can be put into circulation until stocks run out.

Art. 79-entry into force this order comes into force on January 1, 2012.

RO 2011 5409 RS 910.1 SR 814.01 RS 814.91 RS 814.20 SR 946.51 State February 1, 2016

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