Legal Document

Title: Fish Feed Rules 2011
Type: Rules
Issuing Agency: Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
Responsible Agency: Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
Issuing Date: 11-09-2011
Registered no. D A-1
Bangladesh Gazette
 
Extraordinary Issue
Published by the Authority
 
 
Sunday , September 18, 2011
 
Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Notification
Dated: 27 Badra 1418 BE / 11 September 2011 AD
 
 
 
 
S.R.O. No. 285-Act/2011.–In Exercise of powers conferred by section 22 of the Fish Feed and Animal Feed Act, 2010 (Act 2 of 2010), the Government is hereby pleased to make the following rules, viz:–
 
1.   Short Title. These rules may be called the Fish Feed Rules, 2011.
 
2.   Definition. In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context–
 
(a)   “Act” means the Fish Feed and Animal Feed Act, 2010 (Act 2 of 2010);
 
(b)  “Feed Standard” means the amounts of nutrient content in the fish feed required for nutrition and normal growth of fish, such as, protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamin, minerals, moisture, ash, fibre etc, as mentioned in the schedule 6 under section 10 of the act and the standard fixed time to time by the Director General of the Department of Fisheries;
 
(c)   “Technical personnel” means any employee engaged production, processing, warehouse and storage of fish feed;
 
(d)  “Feed item” means different ingredients, mixture of ingredients, feed binder, feed additives and feed preservatives used in fish feed as mentioned in schedule 3(a), 3(b) and 3(c) of these Rules, and feed ingredients determined time to time by the Director General of the Department of Fisheries;
 
(e)   “Schedule” means any schedule of these Rules;
 
(f)   “Form” means any form annexed with these Rules;
 
(g)   “Feed preservatives” means any ingredient used in fish feed, which may protect the nutritive values and external characteristics of the feed stuffs for a longer time;
 
(h)  “Feed additives” mean the elements mentioned in the schedule 4 of these Rules, mixed in fish feed, which may be nutritious or may not, but make fish feed attractive and increase its acceptability;
 
(i)    “Feed Binder” means the ingredients used in fish feed as mentioned in schedule- 5 of these rules which bound the feed ingredients together for a particular period of time, so that the ingredients do not disintegrate quickly;
 
(j)    “Fee” means the fixed fee mentioned in rule 5 payable in accordance with the section 8 of the act;
 
(k)  “Licensing Authority” means the Authority as defined in the section 5 of the act.
 
3.  Application procedure for license and the forms.
 
(1) Any person desires to have license, shall apply to the licensing authority through Form-1, or Form-2, or Form-3, complying with the conditions along with the documents and facts as mentioned in Rule 4.
 
(2)   The empowered officer can inspect the concerned factory, establishment, location as to verify the documents and facts, submitted with the application in accordance with sub-rule (1) or can ask for any relevant information in order to consider the application for license.
 
(3)  On verification, if the application found satisfactory in respect of documents and facts attached with it, the licensing authority will inform the applicant in writing to deposit the license fee as mentioned in rule 5 in the prescribed head of account.
 
(4)    After being informed in accordance with sub-rule (3) if the license fee as mentioned in rule 5 is paid by the applicant, the licensing authority will issue the license to the applicant through form 4.
 
(5)  On verification of the application, received in accordance with sub-rule (1), if it is found to the licensing authority that the applicant failed to comply with the conditions for license as per rule 4, in that case the licensing authority will disapprove the application and will inform the applicant through form 5 in accordance with sub-section (2) of section 4 of the Act.
 
4.  Conditions for License.
 
In accordance with section 6 of the act, the applicant has to fulfill the conditions, set against 3 (three) different categories mentioned here in after:-
 
(a)   Category1: Conditions for license of production, processing, storage and marketing of fish feed:-
(1)  Up to date Income Tax Certificate;
(2)  Vat Registration Certificate;
(3)  Technical manpower [rule-2 (c),];
(4)  Adequate facilities as mentioned in schedule 1 and 2;
(5)  Information and data on annual production, processing and storage capacity of fish feed;
(6)  Compliance with the prerequisites mentioned in schedule 3(a), 3(b) and 3(c) to determine the maximum uses limit and nutrient content of the ingredients to be used in fish feed;
 
(b)  Category2: Conditions for import and export of fish feed
(1)  Import and export license;
(2)    Vat Registration Certificate;
(3)  Up to date Income Tax Payment Certificate;
(4)  Up to date trade license;
(5)  Facilities mentioned in schedule 2;
(6)  Standard and adequate warehouse for storage of fish feed;
(7)  Quality certification of goods from BSTI;
(8)  Certificate from Department of Environment in case of import.
 
(c)   Category3: Sale of fish feed
(1)  Full address of the selling place;
(2)  Up to date trade license;
(3)  Designated shop suitable to protect pollution in a bazaar, hat or port
(4)  There shall be suitable establishment for storage of fish feed.
 
5.  Fee for License, renewal and appeal. Under the provisions of the act and rules license fee, renewal fee and appeal fee shall be payable at the rates as mentioned in the table below.
 
Sl No.
Category
License Fee
(Taka)
Renewal Fee
(Taka)
Appeal Fee
(Taka)
1
2
4
5
6
01
Production, processing and storage of fish feed (Category-1)
10,000
5,000
6,000
02
Import, export and storage of fish feed ingredients (Category-2)
10,000
5,000
6,000
03
Fish feed wholesale (Category-3a)
1,000
500
1,000
04
Fish feed retail sale (Category-3b)
500
300
            500  
 
6.  Standard for using additives, binder and ingredients used in fish feed. To maintain the quality formulated fish feed should comply with section 10 of the act, and schedule 4 for additives, schedule 5 for binder and schedule 6 for  predetermined standards. Fish feed should be prepared maintaining the set standards.
 
7.  Harmful Chemical substances.– The harmful chemical substances, use of which are prohibited in fish feed are listed in Schedule 7 and 7(a) in accordance with the provision of the Section 14 of the Act.
 
 
 
8.  Methods for determination of standard/nutritional value of the fish feed.– (1) The licensing authority or the Officer empowered so can draw sample and test standards of that sample in the prescribed laboratory in accordance with the procedure laid down in Rule 9.
 
(2)   The quality or nutritive value of commercial fish feed can be determined by the methods mentioned below, viz.
 
(a)   Protein: Kjeldhal method or any method recognized scientifically.
 
(b)  Oil: Solvent extraction (acetone/ether extraction) method or any method recognized scientifically.
 
(c)   Moisture: Oven drying method at 105°-110°C temperature or any method recognized scientifically.
 
(d)  Ash: Furnace burning method for a period of 6 (six) hours at 600°C temperature or any method recognized scientifically.
 
(e)   Fiber: Solvent Extraction, and Acid & Alkali Method or any method recognized scientifically.
 
(f)   Carbohydrate: The value that remains after deduction of the values of protein, oil, moisture, ash, water, and fiber as determined in percentage shall be calculated as carbohydrate.
 
9. Procedure for testing of fish feed standard.– To ascertain the quality in any stage of commercial production and marketing of imported or domestically produced fish feed the following protocols has to follow in accordance with sub-section (3) of section 11 of the Act, viz.
 
(a)   The licensing authority or the empowered officer and the producer, importer, representatives of the factory, warehouse, transport van, proprietor/ director/ secretary/ manager/ officer/ employees/ representative shall pack, seal and sign on the packet of the jointly collected sample.
 
Provided that, in case of refusal of anybody to sign, the collected sample should be packed  and sealed in presence of two witnesses.
 
(b)  The licensing authority or the Officer empowered so will send the collected sample to prescribed Quality Control Laboratory within seven working days for testing.
 
(c)   The Quality Control Laboratory shall send the test report to the licensing authority within 30 (thirty) days from the date of receipt of the sample.
 
(d)  The licensing authority or the officer empowered so will send the sample to other prescribed laboratory, if any Quality Control Laboratory expresses inability to submit the test report or results within a period of 30 (thirty) days.
 
(e)   If any fish feed producer raises question in respect of the test result, and request for testing the collected sample to any other prescribed Quality Control Laboratory, the licensing authority or empowered officer can send another sample of the said fish feed to any other prescribed Quality Control Laboratory for re-testing.
 
(f)   In case of two different test results/reports from two laboratories for a fish feed, the licensing authority or empowered officer can send the sample of that fish feed to a 3rd prescribed Quality Control Laboratory for re-testing.
 
(g)   In case of testing samples of a fish feed from 3 (three) laboratories, the licensing authority will consider the nutritive value of the said fish feed on the basis of the results of those two laboratories which are similar or close to.
 
 
 
 
 
Schedule 1
(See rule 4)
 
 
Facilities for establishment of fish feed production and processing factory, Manufacturing of feed, processing, manpower etc:
 
a.     In order to establish and operate fish feed production and processing (category-1) factory, for manufacturing of fish feed, processing, storage, labratory, mixing, packing, etc. there should be following facilities:
(1)    Factory building;
(2)    Machinaries for processing Fish feed;
(3)    Fish feed weighing and packing house;
(4)    Quality warehouse or godown for fish feed;
(5)    Communication facilities, water, electricity, gas supply;
(6)    Laboratory and adequate technical manpower;
(7)    Quality control management and hygenic environment;
(8)    Waste mangement unit and sewerage facilities;
(9)     Boundary wall.
 
b.     Equipments/machinaries for establishment and operation of fish feed production and processing factory (category-1):
(1)    Feed ingredient receiving unit;
(2)    Processing unit;
(3)    Mixing unit;
(4)    Boiler, air compressor, control panel;
(5)    Pilleting unit;
(6)    Fish feed weighing equipments; and
(7)     Packing and leveling, traceability documentation unit etc.
 
c.     Information about skill and technical manpower for establishment and operation of fish feed production and processing factory (category-1)
 
 
 
Schedule-2
(See rule-4)
 
Required physical and quality facilities for proper fish feed preservation, storage, packing etc for the purpose of import and export fish feed (category-2):
 
1.   In case of import of prepared fish feed, or fish feed ingredients stipulated standards of fish feed, proper preservation and quality control facilities is to be esured.
 
2.   Warehouse /godown with adequate capacity.
 
3. Fish Feed weighing and packing equipment/facilities 
 
Schedule-3(a)
(See rule-2 and rule-4)
Maximum limit of using animal based feed ingredients in fish or shrimp feed 
 
 
 
Sl. No.
Feed ingredient
Crude protein (%)
Maximum limit (%)
1.
Fish meal
60 -65
50
2.
Fish silage
45-70
30
3.
Poultry by-product meal
50-60
20
4.
Poultry offal meal
60-65
30
5.
Blood meal
70-90
10
6.
Bone meal
10-30
5
7.
Meat meal
50-70
30
8.
Meat and bone meal
40-50
25
9.
Silk worm pupae
45-60
20
10.
Shrimp meal
45-70
25
11.
Shrimp meal (head and tail)
20-30
8

 

Schedule-3(b)
(See rule-2 and rule-4)
Maximum limit of using animal based feed ingredients in fish or shrimp feed 
 
 
 
Sl. No.
Feed ingredient
Crude protein (%)
Maximum limit (%)
Oil seed and fruits oil
1.
Soyabean (raw)
24-26
10
2.
Soybean meal (Solvent extracted or mechanically extracted)
40-45
<30% of feed protein or
<75% of feed protein with added methionine
3.
Cotton seed cake (oil extracted)
30-40
15
4.
Nut cake
30-50
25
 
 
 
Sl. No.
Feed ingredient
Crude protein (%)
Maximum limit (%)
5.
Sunflower seed cake
30-40
25
6.
Linseed cake
30-40
25
7.
Mustered oil cake
30-35
20
8.
Rapeseed cake
30-40
20
Cereal crops
1.
Rice bran (auto)
10-14
75
2.
Broken wheat (flour)
12-14
20
3.
Wheat bran (polish)
12-16
50
Legumes
 
Epil-epil leaves meal
25-28
20
Aquatic weed
 
Dried Azola meal
20-25
25
 
Dried duck weed
18-20
25

 

Schedule-3(c)
(See rule-2 and rule-4)
Maximum limit of using animal based feed ingredients in fish or shrimp feed 
 
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Schedule-4
(See rule-2 and 6)
 
List of suitable feed additives in fish feed
 
1.                Calcium citrate
2.                Ascorbic acid
3.                Citric Acid
4.                Sorbic acid
5.                Potassium sorbate
6.                Calcium sorbate
7.                Tetrapotassium diphosphate
8.                Monopotassium orthophosphate
9.                Benzoic acid
10.             Sodium benzoate
11.             Potassium benzoate
12.             Calcium benzoate
13.             Sulphur dioxide
14.             Sodium sulphite
15.             Sodium sorbate
16.             Sodium ascorbate
17.             Sodium hydrozen sulphite
18.             Potassium ascorbate
19.             Sodium citrate
20.             Monosodium orthophosphate
21.             Tetra sodium diphosphate
22.             Penta sodium triphosphate
23.             Sodium metabisulphite
24.             Potassium metabisulphite
25.             Calcium sulphite
26.             Calcium hydrogen sulphite
27.             Potossium hydrogen sulphite
28.             Sodium triphosphate
29.             Sodium poly phosphate
30.             Potassium polyphosphate
31.             Pentapotassium triphosphate
32.             Potassium sulphate
33.             Potassium citrate
34.             Potasium triphosphate
35.             Sodium-calcium polyphosphate
36.             Calcium polyphosphate
37.             Sorbitol
38.             Mannitol
39.             Isomalt
40.             Maltitol
41.             Lactitol
42.             Xilitol
 
Schedule-5
(See rule-2 and 6)
 
List of suitable feed binder for use in fish feed
 
1.     Feed grade tricalcium phosphate
2.     Feed grade monocalcium phosphate
3.     Gelatin
4.     Corn gluten meal
5.     Spray-dried urea-formaldehyde resin in powder form
6.     Food-grade banana powder
7.     Food-grade cassava powder
8.      Feed-grade banana powder (pellet binder), and
9.     Industrial-grade banana powder
 
 
 
Schedule-6
(See rule-2, 6, 8)
 
a. Standard of manufactured feed for Carps (% dry basis)
 
Nutrient
Level
Name of feed
Nursery
Starter (1-2)
Starter-3
Grower
Finisher
Moisture
maximum
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
Protein
minimum
28.0
26.0
24.0
22.0
21.0
Fat/oil
minimum
7.0
6.0
6.0
5.0
4.0
Carbohydrate
maximum
30.0
32.0
35.0
40.0
41.0
Fiber
maximum
6.0
8.0
8.0
9.0
10.0
Ash
maximum
17.0
18.0
19.0
21.0
22.0
Calcium
maximum
2.20
2.00
1.90
1.80
1.70
Phosphorus
minimum
0.80
0.70
0.70
0.60
0.50
 
      b. Standard of Cat fish (Pangas, shing, magur like fish) feed (% dry basis)
 
Nutrient
Level
Name of feed
Nursery
Starter (1-2)
Starter-3
Grower
Finisher
Moisture
maximum
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
Protein
minimum
32.0
30.0
28.0
25.0
24.0
Fat/oil
minimum
8.0
7.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
Carbohydrate
maximum
26.0
30.0
33.0
37.0
38.0
Fiber
maximum
5.0
6.0
7.0
8.0
9.0
Ash
maximum
18.0
20.0
21.0
23.0
24.0
Calcium
maximum
2.2
2.1
1.9
1.9
1.8
Phosphorus
minimum
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.7
0.6
 
 
c. Standard of manufactured feed for Perch (Koi fish) (% dry basis)
 
 
Nutrient
Level
Name of feed
Nursery
Starter (1-2)
Starter-3
Grower
Finisher
Moisture
maximum
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
Protein
minimum
35.0
33.0
33.0
32.0
32.0
Fat/oil
minimum
8.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
6.0
Carbohydrate
maximum
24.0
28.0
28.0
34.0
35.0
Fiber
maximum
4.0
5.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
Ash
maximum
16.0
18.0
18.0
20.0
21.0
Calcium
maximum
2.1
2.0
2.0
1.8
1.7
Phosphorus
minimum
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.4
 
 
d.       Standard of manufactured feed for tilapia (% dry basis)
 
Nutrient
Level
Name of feed
Nursery
Starter (1-2)
Starter-3
Grower
Finisher
Moisture
maximum
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0
Protein
minimum
30.0
28.0
27.0
25.0
24.0
Fat/oil
minimum
6.0
6.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
Carbohydrate
maximum
28.0
30.0
32.0
38.0
40.0
Fiber
maximum
5.0
7.0
7.0
8.0
9.0
Ash
maximum
16.0
18.0
18.0
20.0
22.0
Calcium
maximum
2.3
2.1
2.0
1.9
1.8
Phosphorus
minimum
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.4

Note: See the pdf for further detail
 
 
 
Schedule-7
(See rule-7)
 
List of harmful chemical subtances in fish feed
 
Group A:
 
1.  Anabolizan (hormones) and prohibited substances:
(a)   All stilbens, substances produced from stilbens, their salts and esters
(b)  Steroids, anabolic steroids
 
2.  Antibiotics and pharmacologically active substances:
(a)   Chloramphenicol
(b)  Chloroform
(c)   Chlorpromazine
(d)  Colchicine
(e)   Dapsone
(f)   Dimefridiazole
(g)   Metronidazole
(h)  Nitrofurans, including metabilitesf
(i)    Ronidazole
 
Group B:
 
1.   Active pharmacological substances (Antibacterial substances)
(a)   Sulphonamides, All substances belonging to the sulphonamide group
(b)  Diamino prymidine derivates: Trimethoprim, Amoxicylin, Ampiciline,
Benzylpenicillin, Cloxacillin, Dicloxacillin, Oxacillin
(c)   Quinolones: Flumequine, Sarafloxacin
(d)  Tetracyclines: Chlortetracycline, Oxytetracycline, Tetracycline, Chlortetracycline, Oxytetracycline,
 
2.   Organophosphorus compound: Azamethiphos, Diazinon, Acephate, Fenitrothion, Malathion, Quinalphos.
 
3.   Environmental contaminants: Organochlorines. DDT, Aldrin, Endrin, Dieldrin, Heptachlor, Endosulphan, PCBs.
 
4.   Chemical substances: Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Chromium, Arsenic,
 
5.   Micotoxin: Aflatoxin (Group B1,B2,G1,G2)
 
6.   Anthelmintics: Flubendazole
 
7.   Dayes
(a)   Malachite green
(b)  Leucomalachite green
(c)   Crystal violet
(d)  Leucocrystal violet
 
 
 
Schedule 7 (a)
(See rule-10)
 
List of antibacterial substances and chemicals with their acceptable limits of which residues in fish feed should be tested:
 
1.         Group A1: Stilbens and their Salt and Steroids
Name of Substance                                                                          Acceptable Limit
i)          Di-ethyle stelebesterol                                                                    00 ppb
 
2.         Group A3: Steroids and Anabolic Steroids
Name of Substance                                                                          Acceptable Limit
i)          Testosteron                                                                                    00 ppb
ii)         19 Nor-Testosteron                                                                        00 ppb
iii)       17- Estrogen                                                                                    00 ppb
 
3.         Group A6: Prohibited Antibiotics (Pharmacologically Active Substances)
Name of Substance                                                                          Acceptable Limit
i)          Chloramphenicol                                                                           00 ppb
ii)         Furazolidon Metabolites (AOZ)                                                     00 ppb
iii)       Furaltadon Metabolie (AMOZ)                                                        00 ppb
iv)       Nitrofurantoin Metabolite (AHD)                                                     00 ppb
v)         Nitrofurazone Metabolite (SEM)                                                    00 ppb
 
4.         Group B1: Antibacterial Substances
Name of Substance                                                                          Acceptable Limit
i)          Tetracycline                                                                                   100 ppb
ii)         Oxytetracycline                                                                             100 ppb
iii)       Chlortetracycline                                                                           100 ppb
 
5.         Group B2: Anthelmintics
Name of Substance                                                                          Acceptable Limit
i)          Flubendazole                                                                                   05 ppb
ii)         Mebendazole                                                                                  05 ppb
 
6.         Group B3a: Organochlorine Pesticides
Name of Substance                                                                          Acceptable Limit
i)          Aldrin                                                                                           0.005 ppm
ii)         DDT                                                                                            1.000 ppm
iii)       Heptachlor                                                                                   0.005 ppm
iv)       Di-eldrine                                                                                     0.005 ppm
v)         Endrin                                                                                          0.010 ppm
 
 
 
7.         Group B3c: Chemical Elements
Name of Substance                                                                          Acceptable Limit
i)          Led                                                                                        0.50 ppm (Shrimp)
0.30 ppm (Fish)
ii)         Cadmium                                                                               0.50 ppm (Shrimp)
0.05 ppm (Fish)
iii)       Mercury                                                                         0.50 ppm (Shrimp and Fish)
iv)       Chromium                                                                      0.10 ppm (Shrimp and Fish)
v)         Arsenic                                                                           1.00 ppm (Shrimp and Fish)
vi)       Copper                                                                           5.00 ppm (Shrimp and Fish)
vii)      Zinc                                                                               50.00 ppm (Shrimp and Fish)
 
8.         Group B3d: Mycotoxins
Name of Substance                                                                          Acceptable Limit
i)          Aflatoxins (group B1)                                                                   2.00 ppb
ii)         Aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2)                                                         4.00 ppb
 
9.         Group B3e: Dyes
Name of Substance                                                                          Acceptable Limit
i)          Malachite Green                                                                           00 ppb
ii)         Leuco-malachite Green                                                                00 ppb
iii)       Crystal Violet                                                                                  00 ppb
iv)       Leuco-crystal Violet                                                                        00 ppb
 
 
 
(Note: See the pdf for more detail of this legal document)
 
 
Date:                                                                                                                 Signature of authorized officer
(Seal)
 
 
By order of the President
 
Dr. Moazzem Hossain Deputy Secretary
 
 
 
 
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