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(NAR) VOL. 19 NO. 1 / JANUARY - MARCH 2008

[ BAI ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 01, S. 2008, January 08, 2008 ]

REVISED NUTRIENT STANDARDS FOR ANIMAL FEEDS



Pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 1556 (otherwise known as the Livestock and poultry Feeds Act), as amended by Senate Bill No. 627 through Presidential Decree No. 7, the existing nutrient standards are hereby revised and amended for the formation and compliance of all concerned.

SECTION 1. Title - This Order shall be known as the Revised Nutrient Standards for Animal Feeds.

SECTION 2. Definition of Terms - For purposes of this Administrative Order, the following definitions are hereby adopted:

2.1 Base Feed - refers to a mixture or combination of feed ingredients containing high amount of energy intended to be used as a complete feed after the addition of protein ingredients, supplements, additives and other ingredients.

2.2. Base Mix - refers to a mixture of one or more macro-mineral sources and several micro-ingredient sources such as vitamin premixes, trace mineral premixes, essential amino acids and feed additives, when mixed with sources of protein and energy forms a complete feed.

2.3 Calcium - refers to the most abundant mineral element in the animal body which is an important constituent of the skeleton and teeth.

2.4 Complete Feed - refers to a mixture or combination of feed ingredients, supplements and additives by specific formula to be fed directly as sole ration to animal capable of furnishing the nutritional needs or requirements of the animal in order to maintain life, promote growth, production and reproduction without any additional substance except water.

2.5 Concentrate - refers to a feed ingredient that is low in fiber and high in total digestible nutrients. It is also a term used that refers to a feed for game fowls/fighting cocks.

2.6 Crude Fat - refers to the fats, oils, waxes, and similar components found in feeds and feed ingredients which are extracted with warm ether in chemical analysis. Crude Fat is also referred to as Ether Extract.

2.7 Crude Fiber - refers to the coarse, fibrous and indigestible portion of feeds and feed ingredients, relatively low in digestibility and nutritive value such as, but not limited to, cellulose and hemicellulose.

2.8 Crude Protein - refers to the true proteins and ail other nitrogenous compounds in feeds and feed ingredients.

2.9 Crumbles (Physical Form) - refers to a pelleted feed or feed ingredient reduced to granular form.

2.10 Feed Additive - refers to an ingredient or combination of ingredients which is added to the basic feed to fulfill a specific need, it is usually used in micro quantities and may have no nutritional value but is added to the feed to improve its quality and efficacy. Feed additives include, but not limited to, acidifiers, antioxidants, aromatics, deodorizing agents, flavor enhancers, mold inhibitors, pellet binders, preservatives, sweeteners, toxin binders, veterinary drugs, etc.

2.11 Guaranteed Analysis - refers to the manufacturer's claim as to the quality of their product which is printed in the label or tag of the feed product aimed to safeguard the interests of the consumers.

2.12 Lactose - refers to milk sugar.

2.13 Mash (Physical Form) - refers to a feed or feed ingredient in meal form. Also referred to as Meal.

2.14 Meal (Physical Form) - refers to an ingredient which has been ground or otherwise reduced in particle size.

2.15 Micro Ingredient - refers to the feed supplements (ammo acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, etc.), feed additives (acidifiers, antioxidants, aromatics, deodorizing agents, flavor enhancers, mold inhibitors, toxin binders, pellet binders, veterinary drugs, etc.) and other materials added to the feed normally required in small amounts.

2.16 Nutrient Standards - refers to a set of established standards for various feeds based on the nutritional requirements of the different stages of growth of animals. These are used as reference in the formulation and in checking the quality of feeds.

2.17 Pellet (Physical Form) - refers to a feed or feed ingredient in agglomerated form produced by compacting and forcing the product through die openings by a mechanical process.

2.18 Phosphorus - refers to the mineral element in the animal body that is abundantly present in the skeleton and teeth in close association with calcium.

2.19 Special Feed Nutrient Preparation - refers to a complete feed/ration, or a combination/mixture of feed ingredients for consumption by animals or as ingredients in the manufacture and production of mixed feeds.

2.20 Specialty Feed - refers to a complete feed or ration manufactured, produced and distributed for consumption by pet animals. Specialty feeds may also be called pet foods.

SECTION 3. Registration of Feeds -

3.1 All feeds, feed ingredients, feed supplements, feed additives, base mixes, concentrates, specialty feeds, special feed nutrient preparations and other feed products shall be registered with the BAI prior to manufacture, importation, exportation, trading, distribution, advertisement, sale or offer for sale, or hold in possession for sale in the Philippines.

3.2 There shall be a separate registration for each type, kind and form of feed, feed ingredient, feed supplement, feed additive, base mix, concentrate, specialty feed, special feed nutrient preparation and other feed products manufactured, produced, imported or exported by a feed manufacturer, importer or exporter, Custom-mixed feeds shall also be required to be registered with the BAI.

3.3 Feeds produced by company branches shall be registered separately.

3.4 Feeds produced through toil manufacturing shall be registered with the company that owns the products.

3.5 A Brand Name Clearance (BNC) shall be required prior to the registration of branded products to be manufactured and/or imported.

3.6 All containers or packages of feeds, feed ingredients, feed supplements, feed additives, base mixes, concentrates, specialty feeds, special feed nutrient preparations and other feed products for sale or offered for sale, whether local or imported, shall bear a complete label or tag which shall be approved by the BAI Director.

3.7 Each label shall be printed in English, must be legible, clear and distinct in its meaning. Translations in Filipino and other languages shall be allowed provided English is the main language used.

3.8 Label or tag on each container shall show the brand name; product name, kind and form; guaranteed analysis; ingredients; name and address of company; mixing and/or feeding directions, if applicable; company and product registration numbers; batch/lot number; manufacturing and expiry dates and net weight in grams or kilograms of the product.

3.9 The validity of the registration of feeds, feed ingredients, feed supplements, feed additives, base mixes, concentrates, specialty feeds, special feed nutrient preparations and other feed products automatically expires every 31st of December of each year.

3.10 Application for renewal of registration of feeds, feed ingredients, feed supplements, feed additives, base mixes, concentrates, specialty feeds, special feed nutrient preparations and other feed products may be made annually or semi-annually. For those renewing on an annual basis, renewal period is from 1st until the 21st of January of the current year. For those opting to renew on a semi-annual basis, renewal period is on or before the 31st of January and July of the current year. An extension for the.renewal period may be allowed if the need warrants it, upon approval of the BAI Director.

SECTION 4. Nutrient Standards for Animal Feeds

4.1 All commercial feeds to be manufactured, distributed and sold shall comply with the Nutrient Standard as provided for in this AO.

4.2 The Guaranteed Analysis shall appear in the label or tag of all commercial feeds shall be based on the Nutrient Standards for Animal Feeds as shown in Annexes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

SECTION 5. Repealing Clause - All administrative issuances or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with the provisions of this AO are hereby repealed or modified accordingly,

SECTION 6. Effectivity - This Order shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation and the filing of three (3) copies thereof with the UP Law Center.

Adopted: 08 Jan. 2008

(SGD.) ARTHUR C. YAP
Secretary

Recommending Approval:

(SGD.) DAVINIO P. CATBAGAN, DVM
Officer-in-Charge, Bureau of Animal Industry
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