Revision of feed additive application guidelines
In the frame of the authorisation of feed additives, Regulation (EC) No 429/2008 regarding the preparation and the presentation of applications and the assessment and the authorisation of feed additives – herewith referred to as ‘the guidelines’ – represents the core document to be consulted by applicants when preparing their technical dossier for application for authorisation of a feed additive in the EU. It should be a key document for reference to ensure transparent and predictable authorisation of feed additives.
Through the work in the Consortia, a lot has been learned during the preparation and the assessment of re-authorisation dossiers and the need to update the guidelines was identified early in the process by FEFANA and its Members.
The main objective for our industry is to ensure improved transparency and a level platform across feed businesses. Risk assessment should be as predictable as possible and innovation should also be included as part of the guidelines. This requires a guideline that clearly defines the content of the dossiers, the information needed for the assessment and the data that can be waived upon sound justification by the applicant.