This tool aims to help the feed business operators and the competent control authorities of EU Member States have a consistent approach for the classification of substances, with regard to the differentiation between feed additives (as defined in the Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 and its amendments) and feed materials (as defined in Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 and its amendments).
This tool is based on the EC Recommendation 2011/25/EU of 14th January 2011 establishing guidelines “for the distinction between feed materials, feed additives, biocidal products and veterinary medicinal products” and strictly follows the criteria defined in its annex.
How does it work?
During the process, the calculation will go on. Step-by-step, the list of given answers will be displayed on the right side of the screen. This can be used afterwards to document the choices made. The tool offers possibilities to go back to any previous question or re-start from initial step. The result can also be printed or saved.
How to interpret the result?
Feed material (functional feed ingredient):
based on the information provided by the user, the product is a feed material as defined under Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 so that, in addition to its use as a macronutrient or as a carrier, it may also be used in order to perform one of the additive following functions as defined in Article 5 of the Regulation No 1831/2003. While the distinction does not exist in the EU feed legislative framework, it corresponds to a practical reality: these products are close to the EU additive concept while being legally defined as feed materials. Their access to the market is determined by their feed material legal status, but the way and/or degree of enforcement applied to them is specific.
based on the information provided by the user, the substance is classified as a feed material, as defined under Regulation (EC) No 767/2009.
based on the information provided by the user, the substance is classified as a feed additive as defined under Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.
The classification tool is intended to help the feed business operators and the authorities to be have the same understanding of a given substance. Moreover, it would help the operator document his/her decision on the way the substance shall be placed on the market in the European Union. However, FEFANA does not take any responsibility in the use of the classification tool and in the further decision made by the operators. The placing of products and substances on the market stays under the sole responsibility of the operator.