Punjab Animals Compound Feed and Feed Stuff Ordinance, 2002
(Pb Ord LXVIII of 2002)
[15 October, 2002]
An Ordinance to regulate the manufacture
and marketing of animals compound feed and feed
stuff in the Province of the Punjab.
Whereas it is expedient to regulate the
manufacture and marketing of animals compound feed and feed stuff in the
province of the Punjab;
And whereas the Provincial
Assembly of the Punjab
is dissolved and the Governor is satisfied that circumstances exist which render
it necessary to take immediate action;
And whereas under Article 4 of
the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No.9 of 1999, as amended by the
Chief Executive Order No.11 of 2000, the Governor of a Province may issue and
promulgate an Ordinance;
Now, therefore, in exercise of
the aforesaid powers and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the
Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following
1. Short title, extent and
commencement.– (1) This Ordinance may be called the Punjab Animals Compound
Feed and Feed Stuff Ordinance, 2002.
(2) It extends to the whole of the
(3) It shall come into force at once.
2. Definitions.– In this Ordinance,
unless the subject or context otherwise requires, the following expressions
shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say–
(a) “additive” means a substance or
combination of substances added to the basic feed mix or parts thereof to fulfil
a specific biological growth and production needs;
(b) “adulterated” in relation to compound
feed and feed stuff means any compound feed stuff,---
(i) which does not conform to the
declaration made by the manufacturer as to nature, substance or quality which it
purports or is represented to; or
(ii) which otherwise does not
conform to the prescribed standards;
(c) “animals” include any species of livestock and poultry;
(d) “authorized agent” means any person who deals in compound feed and feed
stuff under an agreement or contract with the manufacturers;
(e) “authorized officer” means an officer authorized by Government for the
purposes of this Ordinance;
(f) “cake” means the mass resulting from the pressing of seeds, etc. after
removal of oils, fats or other liquids;
(g) “complete feed” means a feed adequate to fulfil nutritive requirements of
(h) “compound feed” means any ground, pelleted, crumbled or mixture feed
intended for the feeding of animals and includes–
(i) a complete feed, including a
customer formula feed;
(ii) a concentrated mixture to be
fed as part of a ration with green forages, dry roughage or pasture;
(iii) a concentrate containing
proteins, minerals, and/ or vitamins, to be mixed with grains; but does not
(1) unmixed whole seeds; and
(2) whole or ground hay
straw, stover, silage, cobs and hulls when not mixed with other materials;
(iv) (1) the poultry compound feed
(2) livestock compound
feed according to growth, reproductive and productive status as prescribed; and
(v) feed of other animals, as may
(i) “concentrate” means a mixture of nutrients used with another nutrient to
improve the nutritive balance of the feed and to be further diluted and mixed to
produce a supplement or a complete feed for animals;
(j) “crumble” means coarsely ground form of pelleted feed;
(k) “customer formula feed” means any type of mixture which may contain more
than one feed stuff;
(l) “drug” means a substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure,
mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in animals;
(m) “feed stuff” or “feed ingredient”
means any nutritious substance used in the production and manufacture of
(n) “feed mill” means an automatic or semi automatic plant for manufacturing of
compound feed or customer formula feed and possessing experimental facilities to
conduct biological trials and a laboratory of the standard to carry out
proximate analysis and mycotoxin estimation of compound feed;
(o) “Feed Inspection Officer” means an inspection officer appointed under this
(p) “Government” means the Government of the Punjab;
(q) “Inspector” means an inspector
appointed under this Ordinance;
(r) “Licencing Authority” means the officer appointed under this Ordinance for
grant of licence;
(s) “meal” means ingredient which has been ground or otherwise reduced in
particle size for consumption by animals;
(t) “micro-ingredients” mean vitamins, amino acids, minerals and other
nutritive materials normally required in small amounts and measured as per
national and international standards;
(u) “misbranded” means misuse of registered trade name;
(v) “pellet” means ground feed transformed into small discs by means of
mechanical process in variable sizes;
(w) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance; and
(x) “sale” in relation to compound feed and feed stuff means transfer of
ownership, in writing, either final, barter or in a change for a price paid or
promised or part paid and part promised.
3. Feed stuffs or feed ingredients to be used in compound feed.– (1)
The feed stuffs or feed ingredients to be used in the manufacture of compound
feed for poultry and livestock may include the following:-
(i) cereals or coarse grains:
maize or corn, rice (broken), nakoo, sorghum or milo,
wheat, barley etc.;
(ii) vegetable protein sources:
cotton seed, meal or
cake, rape seed, canola meal or cake, sunflower meal or cake, soyabean meal,
sesame cake(til cake) or meal, linseed cake, maize or corn oil cake, maize or
corn gluten feed, maize or corn gluten meal, rice polishing, rice protein meal,
wheat bran, rice bran meal, matri, guar meal, pulses meal etc.;
(iii) animal protein sources:---
fish meal, blood meal, meat meal, feather meal or poultry
by product meal, meat and bone scraps, etc.; and
(iv) industrial and agricultural products or by-products:
molasses, fats and oils, di-calcium phosphate, limestone,
marble powder, natural products, oyster shell, bone meal, beggasse, straws,
stovers, hulls, cobs, fruit, barseem meal etc.;
vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, vitamin K3, thiamine,
riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacine, pyridoxine, biotin, choline, folacin,
vitamin B12, etc.;
(ii) mineral compounds or salts:
calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chlorine, copper,
iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc, ferrous, cobalt etc.; and
(iii) amino acids.
(c) feed additives–
(i) coccidiostats, antioxidants, enzymes, anti-fungal or
antitoxin products, etc.;
(ii) premixes; and
(2) Government may, by notification, declare any feed stuff,
to be used in manufacture of compound feed for poultry and livestock, other than
those mentioned under clause (a) of sub section (1).
(3) The manufacturer shall include any feed stuff as
mentioned in clauses (a) (b) and (c) of sub section (1), in order to meet the
nutritive requirements in the given animal compound feed.
4. Licence for manufacture.– (1) No person shall manufacture
compound feed and feed stuff unless he holds a licence issued under this
Ordinance and fulfils such conditions and pays such fee, as may be prescribed.
(2) The Feed Inspection Officer may refuse to grant licence
to any person if the application for licence has not been made in the manner
(3) No order under sub-section (2) shall be made unless the
applicant has had a reasonable opportunity of being heard.
(4) The applicant may appeal against the order made under
sub-section (2) to such authority and in such manner as may be prescribed.
5. Renewal of licence.– The licence issued under this Ordinance
shall be renewed annually on payment of prescribed fee.
6. Packing, labelling, etc.– No compound feed and feed stuff shall
be sold unless it is packed, branded and labelled in such manner as may be
7. Quality control.– (1) All compound feeds and feed stuffs shall
conform to the specifications and standards as prescribed.
(2) The manufacturers of any compound feed shall ensure that
a label containing the following particulars is displayed on the feed bag or
(a) the name under which the article is sold;
(b) date of manufacture; and
(c) nutritive composition of compound feed.
8. Prohibition against adulterations
and misbranding.– No person shall,
in contravention of any provision of this Ordinance or the rules framed
thereunder, directly or indirectly, prepare, manufacture, keep or store for
sale, or sell or offer to sell any compound feed or feed stuff,---
(a) which is adulterated; or
(b) which is misbranded.
9. Appointment of Feed Inspection Officer.– (1) Government may, by
notification, appoint Feed Inspection Officer or authorize any other officer for
the purposes of this Ordinance.
(2) Feed Inspection Officer shall also be the Licencing
10. Approval of analytical laboratories.– Government may, by
notification, approve analytical laboratories in the public sector for the
purposes of this Ordinance, for the whole or any part of the Province of the
Punjab, for any specified compound feed or generally for all
compound feeds and feed stuffs.
11. Appointment of Inspectors.– (1) Government may appoint Inspectors
in respect of all or any compound feed and feed stuff, and an Inspector so
appointed shall have jurisdiction in such area as the Government may notify.
(2) The Feed Inspection Officer or the authorized officer may
also exercise the powers and perform the functions of an Inspector under this
Ordinance, within the limits of his respective jurisdiction.
12. Sampling.– (1) An Inspector shall, for the purpose of analysis in
case of complaint, collect a sample of compound feed and feed stuff sold,
offered for sale, or stored by manufacturer or kept in feed mill or held by his
(2) No person shall refuse the Inspector from collecting
compound feed and feed stuff for the purpose of sub section (1) in such quantity
and from such packing as he may direct.
(3) If any person contravenes the provisions of sub section
(2), the Inspector may, without prejudice to any penalty to which such person
may be liable for such contravention, seize up to twenty kilogram of the
compound feed and give such person a certificate showing the nature and quantity
of the compound feed and feed stuff seized, the date, time and place of seizure.
(4) The Inspector shall prepare in such form as may be
prescribed, a declaration in triplicate containing full particulars relating to
the sample seized and such declaration shall be signed or marked by both the
Inspector and the person from whose possession, custody or control the compound
feed and feed stuff has been seized, and a copy thereof shall be given to such
(5) When a sample is taken
from the stock in the possession of an authorized agent as required under
section 13(3), the authorized agent shall be bound to give the name and such
other particulars of the person on whose behalf such stock is held by him, as
the Inspector may require.
13. General powers of Inspectors.– (1) On receipt of any complaint
from the farmer regarding quality of feed, the Inspector shall take
representative samples of the same batch of feed from the farmer, authorized
agent and the feed mill within a period of fifteen days from the date of
(2) If any such compound feed and feed stuff is found upon
analysis to be not of the quality which it purports to be or if there is any
contravention of the provisions of this Ordinance, the manufacturer shall be
dealt with under section 17.
(3) An Inspector may, with prior notice, enter upon any
premises used for preparation, manufacture, packing, storage or sale of compound
feed and feed stuffs for the purpose of–
(a) collection of sample in case of complaint; or
(b) general inspection and examination of compound feed and feed
14. Right of private persons to have sample analyzed.– (1) Any person
who has purchased the compound feed and feed stuff for his flocks or animals or
feed mill and possesses a voucher or cash memo thereof, may make an application
in writing to get his compound feed and feed stuff samples analyzed from
approved laboratory for quality check by an Inspector having jurisdiction.
(2) The cost of analysis of the sample shall be payable by
the person making the application.
(3) The cost of analysis shall be in accordance with the
rates of laboratory approved for different tests by the Government.
15. Manner of sampling for analysis.– (1) An Inspector shall, after
collecting or seizing any compound feed and feed stuff with the intention of
submitting the same for analysis, forthwith, divide such compound feed and feed
stuff in four parts. Each part shall be marked, sealed and fastened in air tight
containers in a manner prescribed so that the nature and character of the
content may not change, mentioning the date and time of sampling.
(2) An Inspector shall,---
(a) deliver two parts to the person from whom the sample is taken;
(b) retain one part for future comparison; and
(c) submit one part to the authorized laboratory.
16. Analysis report.–
(1) The authorized laboratory shall, upon
having received any sample of compound feed and feed stuff from an Inspector,
analyze the same and deliver or send to the Inspector forwarding the sample
within two weeks, on payment of such fee as may be prescribed, a report on the
prescribed form showing the result of such analysis.
(2) A copy of such report may be obtained from the approved
laboratory by the person from whom the article so analyzed was collected by the
person who has got his feed analysed upon making an application, on payment of
(3) No person shall display any such copy on any premises or
use such copy for the purpose of an advertisement.
17. Confiscation and disposal.– The Feed Inspection Officer or an
authorized officer shall, in case of manufacture or sale of compound feed or
feed stuff without licence or involvement in the practice of misbranding,
confiscate such manufactured stuff and machinery and disposed them in the manner
as may be prescribed.
18. Penalties.– (1) Whoever manufactures or sells compound feed or
feed stuff without licence or is involved in the practice of misbranding shall
be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or
with fine which may extend to one hundred thousand rupees or with both.
(2) Whoever manufacturers or sells any compound feed or feed
stuff which does not conform to the declared specifications and standards shall
be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or
with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees or with both.
19. Cognizance of offences.–
No court shall take cognizance of any
offence punishable under this Ordinance, except on a complaint in writing made
by the Feed Inspection Officer or an Inspector or any other officer authorized
in this behalf by the Feed Inspection Officer or Government.
20. Indemnity.– No suit, prosecution or other proceeding shall lie
against any person for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be
done in pursuance of any provision of this Ordinance.
21. Delegation of powers.– Government may delegate all or any of its
powers under this Ordinance to the Feed Inspection Officer or any other officer
authorized by it.
22. Power to make rules.– Government may make rules for the purpose of
carrying into effect the provisions of this Ordinance.
23. Repeal and savings.– (1) The Punjab Animals Compound Feeding Stuff
Act, 1974 (XIV of 1974), is hereby repealed.
(2) Notwithstanding the repeal, all acts done or intended to
have been done under the said Act shall be deemed to have been done or intended
to have been done under this Ordinance.