Regulation on feed additives consisting of preparations
In March 2015,‘Regulation (EU) No 2015/327 detailing the requirements for the placing on the market and conditions of use of additives consisting of preparations’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, clarifying the status of these products: “In some preparations, authorised as additives in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003, technological additives and other substances or products are incorporated to exert a function on the active substance contained in the preparation, such as stabilising or standardising it, facilitating its handling or its incorporation into feed. […] The technological additives or other substances or products added to maintain the integrity of an active substance are however not intended to perform a function in the feed, in which the preparation is to be incorporated.”
This Regulation also mandates that operators provide information about the composition of the preparations placed on the market, since such information enables the end-user or the purchaser to make an informed choice, allows appropriate risk assessment and contributes to fairness of transactions. Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003, on specific labelling requirements for certain additives and for premixtures, and Annex IV, thereto, on general conditions of use, were, therefore, amended to incorporate this update. The approach taken by the authorities provides practical solutions for the feed business operators and ensures transparent and effective flow of information along the chain, whilst maintaining a high level of feed safety.