HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c123W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he takes to ensure that animal feedstuffs are not contaminated with additives injurious to human health. [86467]

Mr. Rooker

Only additives on an EU approved list are permitted for use in animal feedingstuffs. Where appropriate, maximum levels and other conditions apply. Additives are included in the list on the basis of an extensive assessment by experts for safety, quality and efficacy.

UK Regulations, implementing another EU measure, require the approval or registration of premises manufacturing, selling or using feed additives. This ensures that only premises that comply with detailed quality and safety standards can produce or use additives in feedingstuffs.