Feed controls

Providing animals with safe feed is an important part of the food chain. If you produce, transport, handle or sell feed and ingredients for feed, you are responsible for making sure that the feed is safe and correctly labelled. The County Administrative Board and the Swedish Board of Agriculture share responsibility for feed controls in Sweden.

The County Administrative Board and the Swedish Board of Agriculture perform regular controls of feed companies and feed. We check that companies are complying with legislation, that they are aware of possible risks and have good procedures when they are producing and handling feed.

The County Administrative Board’s primary production controls

Feed production at farm level and feeding food-producing animals constitute primary production, the first link in the food chain. The County Administrative Board checks feed in primary production.

If you are a feed business operator in primary production, you must register yourself and your business with the County Administrative Board.

The County Administrative Board’s controls are risk-based. This means that controls are planned and prioritised where they provide the greatest benefit. Business operators who have effective internal controls and follow industry guidelines or are connected to certification systems may be given lower priority in these controls.

Planned controls in primary production are free of charge. But if extra controls are required due to non-compliance with legislation, the County Administrative Board will make a charge.

The County Administrative Board offers support and information

We are here to provide you as a feed business operator with support and information - you can ask us about controls, laws and requirements.