Apply to be an approved animal feedingstuffs manufacturer and distributor.
You must get approval of your premises from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) if you wish to:
- manufacture and distribute specified feed additives (SFAs)
- manufacture and distribute premixtures containing SFAs and/or veterinary medicines
- manufacture complementary or complete feedingstuffs containing SFAs
- manufacture complete feedingstuffs containing veterinary medicines
These are known as schedule 5 activities as described in the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.
The VMD approves and inspects businesses carrying out these activities in England, Scotland and Wales.
You can find information about the requirements for approval to carry out these activities on the Manufacturing and supplying veterinary medicines for animal feed page.
Apply using either the manufacturer or distributor applications form.
Approval also requires completion of the manufacturer or distributor hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) study and document. Guidance for the application of HACCP principles can be found in Annex I of the European Feed Manufacturers Guide.
A template form will be sent to you on receipt of your application.
There is a fee for an application for approval and for the initial inspection of each premises on which a schedule 5 activity takes place. There are also ongoing annual and inspection fees.
To check if a feedingstuffs manufacturer or distributor is approved, check the Register of approved premises.