Pig feed legislation
Contaminated waste food can spread viruses and bacteria to livestock, so not only could your pig become very ill but it could also quickly infect other animals. For this reason it is illegal to feed your animal with waste food and scraps from your own kitchen or dinner table. It is also illegal to feed pigs with waste food from restaurants or trade kitchens or other catering establishments, even if they do cater solely for vegetarians.
Current legislation also imposes strict controls banning the feeding of other materials of animal origin, or products containing them, to farmed animals. This means meat, bones, blood, offal or other part of the carcass of any livestock or of any poultry, or product derived there from or hatchery waste or eggs or eggshells. Also no broken or waste foodstuffs (including table or kitchen refuse, scraps or waste) which contain or have been in contact with meat, bones, blood, offal or with any other part of the carcass of any livestock or of any poultry.
More information can be found on the DEFRA website.
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