Feed additives in organic farming

Through the years, FEFANA has continually monitored all relevant EU debates (read more). Ad-hoc meetings have been carried out with authorities and inputs have been provided directly (e.g. on alignment with SFIs legislation). Via their specific task-forces first, and an Expert Group later, FEFANA experts have contributed to the development of the template documents relevant to introduce an application for inclusion in the positive list of additives suitable for organic production; and established a constructive “communication line” with the relevant EU Institutions and stakeholders.

Next steps

The European Commission is continually working on updating the implementing regulations. Simultaneously, FEFANA has started an exercise aiming at investigating the possibility of highlighting feed additives compatible with the organic regulation directly within the Community Register of Feed Additives. FEFANA’s goal is to provide business operators with a reliable and user-friendly tool where relevant information on products suitable for organic production can be at users’ disposal.

Some results of this work have been informally discussed with the European Commission, where it was agreed to further consider the FEFANA request in the context of the ongoing process of revision of the feed additive regulation. The need to make the Community Register more user-friendly and increase the level of information has been acknowledged in a number of commission documents, including the EC evaluation roadmap/inception impact assessment.  

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