ANIMAL FEED ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Director-General of Animal Production and Health.

2A.Licensing authority for animal feed.

3. Licensing.

4. Application for license.

5. Issue of licence.

6. Approved animal feed.

7. Sale of approved animal feed.

7A. Registering of premises.

8. Animal Feed Advisory Committee.

9. Rules.

10. Functions of the committee.

11. Particulars to be stated on the print or label.

12. Committee to make continuing studies and report.

13. Committee to furnish report on request of Minister.

14. Publication of studies and reports.

15. Cancellation of licence.

16. Alternation in container or composition.

17. Appeals.

18. Prohibition on manufacture, sale and distribution of approved animal feed.

19. Approved animal feed deemed to be adulterated.

20. Approved animal feed deemed to be misbranded.

21. Minimum standard to be maintained.

22. Warranty.

23. Authorised officer and their functions.

24. Analysis of sample.

25. Examination at Customs.

26. Seizure of suspected approved animal feed.

27. Feed.

28. Penalty for a contravention of this Act.

29. Forfeiture.

30. Protection for action taken in good faith.

31. Regulations.

32. Interpretations.

15 of 1986,

15 of 2016.

AN ACT to regulate, supervise and control the manufacture, sale, importation for sale, distribution and use of animal feed and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Long title am by s 2 of Act 15 of 2016.]

[Date of Commencement: 20th June, 1986]

[Editorial Note: The words “Director” and “Director of Animal Production and Health” are substituted with “Director-General” and “Director-General of Animal Production and Health” respectively by s. 25 of Act 15 of 2016.]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Animal Feed Act.

2. Director-General of Animal Production and Health.

The Director-General of Animal Production and Health (hereinafter referred to as the “the Director-General”) shall be responsible for the general administration of this Act.

(2) There may be appointed such number of Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors of Animal Production and Health and such other officers as may be necessary for the purpose of assisting the Director-General in carrying out or giving effect to the provisions of this Act.

(3) Any power, duty or function of the Director-General under this Act may be exercised, performed or discharged by any Director, Deputy Director, Assistant Director of Animal Production and Health under the direction of the Director-General or by such other officer who is authorised to do so by the Director-General in writing.

[S 2 subs by s 3 of Act 15 of 2016.]

2A. Licensing authority for animal feed.

(1) There shall be appointed an officer belonging to the Grade I of the Sri Lanka Animal Production and Health Service having not less than three years of active service in that Grade to be or to act as the Registrar of Animal Feed (hereinafter referred to as “the Registrar”) who shall be the licensing authority for the purposes of this Act.

(2) The Registrar shall exercise, perform and discharge any power, duty and function assigned to him under this Act, subject to the direction and control of the Director-General.

[S 2A ins by s 4 of Act 15 of 2016.]

3. Licensing.

No person shall manufacture or import any animal feed except under the authority of a licence issued by the Registrar under this Act.

[S 3 subs by s 5 of Act 15 of 2016.]

4. Application for license.

(1) Every person desirous of obtaining a licence to manufacture or import any animal feed for sale shall make an application to the Register in that behalf.

[S 4(1) am by s 6(1) of Act 15 of 2016.]

(2) An application under subsection (1) shall contain the following particulars—

(a) the name and address of the applicant;

(b) the proposed trade print or the label which the animal feed shall be marketed or sold;

(c) a copy of the draft print or the label which shall be affixed on any container in which such animal feed shall be sold;

(d) ...

[S 4(2)(d) rep by s 6(2)(a) of Act 15 of 2016.]

(e) a statement of the nutrient composition of such animal feed, its net weight, stability in storage and date of expiry of the animal feed; and

[S 4(2)(e) am by s 6(2)(b) of Act 15 of 2016.]

(f) such other information as may be required by the Registrar.

5. Issue of licence.

(1) Upon receipt of an application made under section 4, the Registrar shall issue a licence if satisfied that the particulars contained in such application are true and accurate.

(2) Subject to the provisions of section 15 the issue of a licence shall be effective for the period stated in the licence, and shall be renewable on application made in that behalf.

(3) An application under subsection (2) for the renewal of a licence shall contain the following particulars—

(a) the name and address of the applicant;

(b) the period for which the licence was issued; and

(c) such other particulars as may be prescribed.

6. Approved animal feed.

(1) The Registrar shall declare any animal feed manufactured or imported for sale on a licence issued under section 5 of this Act to be an approved animal feed (hereinafter referred to as “approved animal feed”) and assign a number in respect of such approved animal feed.

[S 6(1) subs by s 7 of Act 15 of 2016.]

(2) Every declaration made under subsection (1) shall be approved by the Minister and published in the Gazette.

7. Sale of approved animal feed.

No person shall sell, expose for sale, offer for sale or distribute any animal feed other than an approved animal feed declared under section 6.

[S 7 subs by s 8 of Act 15 of 2016.]

7A. Registering of premises.

No person shall sell, expose for sale, offer for sale, store, supply or distribute any approved animal feed at or from any premises unless such premises has been registered in the manner prescribed by the Registrar and a Certificate of Registration is obtained in that behalf.

[S 7A ins by s 9 of Act 15 of 2016.]

8. Animal Feed Advisory Committee.

(1) There shall be an animal Feed Advisory Committee (hereinafter to as the Committee) consisting of—

(a) the Director-General or a person nominated by him; and

[S 8(1)(a) subs by s 10(1) of Act 15 of 2016.]

(b) the following members appointed by the Minister, namely—

(i) a representative of the animal feed trade; and

(ii) five other persons who have technical knowledge and experience in matters relating to animal feed.

[S 8(1)(b)(ii) am by s 10(2) of Act 15 of 2016.]

(2) The quorum for any meeting of the Committee shall be four members.

[S 8(2) am by s 10(3) of Act 15 of 2016.]

(3) The Director-General shall, if present, preside at all meetings of the Committee. In the absence of the Director-General from any such meeting, the members present shall elect one of the members to preside at such meeting.

(3A) The Registrar shall be the Secretary of the Committee.

[S 8(3A) ins by s 10(4) of Act 15 of 2016.]

(4) Every member, other than the Director-General, shall, unless he vacates office earlier by death, resignation or removal by the Minister, hold office for a period of three years from the date of appointment to such office:

Provided that a member appointed in place of a member who dies or resigns or otherwise vacates office, shall, unless he earlier vacates office hold office for the unexpired part of the term of office of the member whom he succeeds.

(5) The Minister may, by Order published in the Gazette, remove any member other than the Director-General, from office, without assigning any reason therefor and such removal shall not be called in question, in any court or tribunal.

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