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Directive (EC) 32/2002
Annex Maximum levels of undesirable substances in animal feed

Inorganic contaminants and nitrogenous compounds 2. Cadmium

Reference Products intended for animal feed mg/kg Note
M18Feed materials of vegetable origin1
M18Feed materials of animal origin2
M18Feed materials of mineral origin2
M18Feed materials of mineral origin: phosphates.10
M18Feed additives belonging to the functional group of compounds of trace elements10
M18Feed additives: cupric oxide, manganous oxide, zinc oxide and manganous sulphate monohydrate.30
M18Feed additives belonging to the functional groups of binders and anti-caking agents2
M18Premixtures (6)15The maximum level established for premixtures takes into account the additives with the highest level of lead and cadmium and not the sensitivity of the different animal species to lead and cadmium. As provided in Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition (OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 29), in order to protect animal and public health, it is the responsibility of the producer of premixtures to ensure that, in addition to compliance with the maximum levels for premixtures, the instructions for use on the premixture are in accordance with the maximum levels for complementary and complete feed.

M18Complementary feed0.5
M18Complementary feed: mineral feed containing less than 7 % phosphorus (8)5The % of phosphorus is relative to a feed with a moisture content of 12 %.

M18Complementary feed: mineral feed containing more than 7 % phosphorus (8)0.75The % of phosphorus is relative to a feed with a moisture content of 12 %.

per 1% phosphorus with a maximum of 7.5

M18Complementary feed: complementary feed for pet animals2
M18Complementary feed: long-term supply formulations of feed for particular nutritional purposes with a concentration of trace elements higher than 100 times the established maximum content in complete feed;15
M18Complete feed0.5
M18Complete feed¨complete feed for cattle (except calves), sheep (except lambs), goats (except kids) and fish;1
M18Complete feed¨complete feed for pet animals.2