PUNJAB ANIMALS FEED STUFF AND COMPOUND FEED ACT 2016
(Act LVII of 2016)
[06 December 2016]
An Act to regulate poultry production
activities in the Punjab.
It is necessary to regulate the manufacture,
storage, supply, transport for sale and marketing of feed stuff and compound
feed in the Province of the Punjab; to ensure standards of production and
quality of feed stuff; to check adulteration and misbranding of poultry and
livestock feed stuff and compound feed ingredients; and, to deal with
Be it enacted by Provincial Assembly of the
Punjab as follows:
1. Short title,
extent and commencement.–
(1) This Act may be cited as the Punjab
Animals Feed Stuff and Compound Feed Act 2016.
extends to whole of the Punjab.
(3) It shall
come into force at once.
In this Act:
(a) “Act” means the Punjab Animals Feed
Stuff and Compound Feed Act 2016;
(b) “additive” means a substance or
combination of substances added to the basic feed mix or parts thereof to
obtain a specific biological growth and satisfy certain production needs;
in relation to feed stuff and compound feed means any feed stuff or compound
does not conform to the declaration made
regarding its nature, substance or quality; or
manufactured by the use of dye or colouring
agent to impart a certain color; or
(iii) does not
conform to the prescribed standards; or
(iv) is spoiled
or damaged or is fungus-infested and is harmful for animals;
include any species of livestock and poultry;
agent” means any person who deals in feed stuff and compound feed under an
agreement or contract with the manufacturers;
officer” means an officer authorized by the Government for purposes of the
means the mass resulting from the pressing of seeds after removal of oils,
fats or other liquids;
(h) “Code” means the Code of Criminal
Procedure, 1898 (V of 1898);
feed” means a feed adequate to fulfill nutritive requirements of animals;
feed” means any ground, pelleted, crumbled or mixture feed intended for the
feeding of animals and includes:
complete feed including a customer formula feed;
concentrated mixture to be fed as part of a ration with green forages, dry
roughage or pasture;
(iii) concentrate containing proteins,
minerals or vitamins or a mixture thereof with grains, but does not include
unmixed whole seeds, and whole or ground hay straw,
stover, silage, cobs and hulls when not mixed with other materials;
poultry compound feed as may be prescribed;
livestock compound feed according to growth, productive and reproductive status,
as may be prescribed; and
(vi) feed for
other animals, as may be prescribed;
(k) “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;
means coarsely ground form of pelleted feed;
formula feed” means any type of mixture which may contain more than one feed
means a substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation,
treatment or prevention of disease in animals;
(o) “Feed Inspection Officer” means an
inspection officer appointed under section 9 of the Act;
(p) “feed mill” means an automatic or
semi-automatic plant for manufacturing of compound feed or customer formula
feed possessing experimental facilities to conduct biological trials and a
laboratory of the standard to carry out proximate analysis and mycotoxin
estimation of compound feed;
stuff” or “feed ingredient” means any nutritious substance used in the
production and manufacture of compound feed;
(r) “Government” means Government of the
“Inspector” means an inspector appointed under section 11 of the
Authority” means an officer appointed under section 9 of the Act for grant
means the ingredient which has been grounded or otherwise reduced in
particle size for consumption by animals;
(v) “micro-ingredients” mean vitamins,
amino acids, minerals and other nutritive materials normally required in
small amounts and measured as per national and international standards;
means misuse of registered trade name;
means ground feed transformed into small discs of variable size by means of
means prescribed by rules made under the Act;
“sale” in relation to feed stuff and compound feed means transfer of
ownership, oral or in writing, either final in lieu of price paid or
promised or part paid and part promised or through barter;
“silage” means anaerobically preserved fermented fodder or feed stuff
prepared and preserved through a prescribed process with or without adding
inoculum for feeding ruminants; and
“Tribunal” means Tribunal constituted under section 38 of the Punjab
Livestock Breeding Act 2014 (XIII of 2014).
3. Feed stuff or feed ingredient to be
used in compound feed.– (1) The feed stuff or
feed ingredient to be used for feeding the livestock or the manufacture of
compound feed for poultry and livestock, may include the following:
fodder, silage, hay, treated or untreated wheat straw;
cereals or coarse grains:
or corn, broken rice (toota),
nakoo, sorghum or milo, wheat, barley;
(ii) vegetable protein sources which
mean cotton seed meal or cake (Khal
Banola), rapeseed or
canola meal or cake, sunflower meal or cake, soybean meal, sesame cake (til
cake) or meal, linseed cake, maize or corn oil cake, maize or corn gluten
feed, maize or corn gluten meal, palm-kernel cake, rice polishing, rice
protein meal, wheat bran, rice bran meal, matri,
guar meal, pulses meal, Naan or
roti tukra, confectionaries waste or
(iii) animal protein sources which means
fish meal, blood meal, meat meal, feather meal or poultry byproduct meal,
meat and bone scraps or byproducts; and
(iv) industrial and agricultural
products or by-products which mean molasses, fats and oils, di-calcium
phosphate, limestone, marble powder, natural products, oyster shell, bone
meal, bagasse, straws, stovers, hulls, cobs,
fruit, barseem meal;
vitamin A, vitamin B3, vitamin D3,
vitamin E, vitamin K3, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin,
pyridoxine, biotin, choline, folacin, vitamin
compounds or salts:
phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chlorine, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium,
manganese, selenium, zinc, ferrous, cobalt; and
antioxidants, enzymes, anti-fungal or antitoxin products;
yeast, by-pass fats;
(2) The Government may, by
notification, declare any feed stuff to be used in the manufacture of
compound feed for poultry and livestock, other than those mentioned under
(3) The manufacturer shall include any
feed stuff as mentioned in clauses (a), (b), (c) and (d) of subsection (1),
in order to meet the nutritive requirements in the given animal compound
(4) The use of any feed stuff of porcine
origin in compound feed is prohibited.
4. Licence for manufacture.– (1) No
person shall manufacture, store, supply, transport for sale and marketing of
feed stuff and compound feed unless he holds a licence issued under this Act
after fulfillment of such conditions and payment of such fee, as may be
(2) The Feed Inspection Officer may
refuse to grant licence to any person if the application for licence has not
been made in the prescribed manner.
(3) No order under subsection (2) shall
be made unless the applicant has been provided a reasonable opportunity of
(4) The applicant may appeal against
the order made under subsection (2) to such authority and in such manner as
may be prescribed.
5. Renewal of licence.–
The licence issued under this Act shall be renewed annually on payment of
6. Packing and labelling.– No feed
stuff and compound feed other than fresh fodder, shall be sold unless it is
packed, branded and labelled in such manner as may be prescribed.
7. Quality control.–
(1) All feed stuff and compound feed shall conform to the specifications and
standards as prescribed.
(2) The manufacturer of any feed stuff
and compound feed shall ensure that a label containing the following
particulars is displayed on the feed bag or packing:
(a) the name under
which the article is sold;
address of the manufacturer;
(c) date of
manufacture or packing;
(d) date of expiry;
composition of compound feed or feed stuff including its moisture-content;
(f) declaration of
Adulteration, storage of adulterated feed stuff and misbranding.–
No person shall, in contravention of any
provision of this Act or the rules
framed thereunder, directly or indirectly, prepare, manufacture, keep or
store for use or sale, or sell or offer to sell any feed stuff and
compound feed which is adulterated or misbranded.
9. Feed Inspection Officer.–
(1) The Government may, by notification, appoint Feed Inspection Officer
or authorize any other officer for purposes of this Act.
(2) The Feed Inspection Officer
appointed or authorized under subsection (1) shall also be the Licensing
10. Analytical laboratories.–
The Government may, by notification, approve analytical laboratories in the
public sector for purposes of this Act, for the whole or any part of
Province of the Punjab, for any specified compound feed or generally for all
feed stuff and compound feed.
(1) The Government may appoint Inspectors in respect of all or any feed
stuff and compound feed, 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 Act, within the limits of his jurisdiction.
(1) An Inspector shall, for the purpose of analysis, at any time, collect a
sample of feed stuff and compound feed sold, offered for sale, or stored by
manufacturer or kept in feed mill or held by his authorized agent.
(2) No person shall refuse the
Inspector from collecting feed stuff and compound feed for the purpose of
subsection (1) in such quantity and from such packing as he may direct.
(3) If any person contravenes the
provisions of subsection (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 feed stuff and compound feed and give such person
a certificate showing the nature and quantity of the feed stuff and compound
feed 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 person.
When a sample is taken from the stock in the possession of an authorized
agent as required under subsection (3) of section 13, 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) An Inspector may, without any prior notice, enter upon any premises
used for preparation, manufacture, packing, storage or sale of feed stuff or
compound feed for the purpose of:
(a) collection of
inspection and examination of feed stuff and compound feed.
(2) An Inspector, after satisfying
himself of any gross contravention of provisions of this Act, may seal or
seize the premises, or part thereof, for a period not exceeding seventy two
hours, for the purpose of preservation of material evidence or securing case
(3) In order to assess the quality of
feed stuff and compound feed, the Inspector shall take samples of the same
batch of feed stuff or compound feed from the farmer, authorized agent and
the feed mill within a period of fifteen days from the date of purchase.
(4) If any such feed stuff and compound
feed, on analysis, is found to be not of the quality which it purports to be
or if there is any contravention of the provisions of the Act, the
manufacturer or seller shall be dealt with under section 17.
14. Samples analysis.– (1) Any
person who has purchased the feed stuff and compound feed for his animals or
feed mill and possesses a voucher or cash memo thereof, may make an
application in writing to get his feed stuff or compound feed samples
analyzed from approved laboratory for quality check by an Inspector having
(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
(4) The samples collected by the Inspectors
for general inspection and examination of feed stuff and compound feed shall
be analyzed without cost of analysis.
15. Manner of sampling for analysis.–
(1) An Inspector shall, after collecting or seizing any feed stuff or
compound feed with the intention of submitting the same for analysis, divide
such feed stuff or compound feed in four parts.
(2) Each part shall be marked, sealed and
fastened in air tight container in the manner prescribed so that the nature
and character of the content may not change, mentioning thereon date and
time of sampling.
(3) An Inspector shall:
two parts to the person from whom the sample is taken;
one part for future comparison; and
one part to the authorized laboratory.
The authorized laboratory shall, on
receiving any sample of feed stuff or compound feed from an Inspector,
analyze the same and deliver or send to the Inspector a report on the
prescribed Form showing the result of such analysis within two weeks, on
payment of such fee as may be prescribed.
(2) A copy of such report may be
obtained from the approved laboratory, by the person from whom the article
so analyzed was collected or the person who has got his feed analyzed, upon
making an application and payment of prescribed fee.
(3) No person shall display copy of
report on any premises or use it for purposes of an advertisement.
17. Confiscation and disposal.–
(1) A Feed Inspection Officer or an authorized officer or Inspector
shall, in case of manufacture, storage, supply, transport for sale and
marketing of feed stuff or compound feed without licence or involvement in
the practice of misbranding or adulteration, confiscate such feed stuff,
compound feed and machinery, and dispose it of in such manner as may be
(2) The court, trying an offence, may
direct that any feed stuff or compound feed in respect of which the court is
satisfied that an offence under this Act has been committed, be forfeited to
the Government in accordance with the law, and shall be disposed of through
burial, incineration or such other manner as may be prescribed.
(3) A Feed Inspection Officer or an
authorized officer or Inspector, for expeditious disposal of feed stuff or
compound feed, shall immediately submit a request to the court for obtaining
(1) If a person contravenes any provision of this Act, he shall:
conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six
months but which shall not be less than sixty days and with fine which may
extend to two hundred thousand rupees but which shall not be less than fifty
conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one
year but which shall not be less than six months and with fine which may
extend to three hundred thousand rupees but which shall not be less than two
hundred thousand rupees; and
third or any subsequent conviction thereafter, be punished with imprisonment
for a term which may extend to two years but which shall not be less than
one year and with fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees but
which shall not be less than three hundred thousand rupees.
(2) An attempt to contravene any
provision of the Act or the rules and an abetment of such contravention
shall be punished as an offence under the Act.
An offence punishable under this Act shall be
exclusively triable by the Tribunal in accordance with the provisions of the
Code as if the Tribunal were a court of sessions.
Cognizance of offence.–
The Tribunal shall not take
cognizance of an offence punishable under this Act except on the complaint
filed by the Feed Inspection Officer or
Inspector or any other officer authorized in this behalf.
Any person aggrieved by a final order of the Tribunal may, within thirty
days of the passing of the order, prefer an appeal to Lahore High Court.
No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against Feed
Inspection Officer, Inspector or authorized officer for any action taken in
good faith under this Act.
23. Act to have overriding effect.–
The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything to the
contrary contained in any other law.
24. Delegation of powers.–
The Government may delegate all or any of its powers under this Act to
the Feed Inspection Officer or any other officer authorized by it.
25. Power to make rules.–
The Government may, by notification, make rules for carrying out
purposes of this Act.
26. Jurisdiction barred.–
Save as provided under this Act, no order made or proceeding taken under
the Act or the rule made thereunder, shall be called in question in any
civil court and no injunction shall be granted by any court in respect to
any decision or proceedings taken in pursuance of any power conferred by or
under the Act or rules made thereunder.
27. Repeal and savings.–
(1) The Punjab Animals Compound Feed and Feed Stuff Ordinance, 2002 (LXVIII
of 2002), is hereby repealed.
(2) Notwithstanding the repeal, all
acts done or intended to have been done under the said Ordinance shall be
deemed to have been done or intended to have been done under this Act.