FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE
European Parliament and Council Regulation 1831/2003, applicable as of
October 18, 2004, regulates the use of additives in animal nutrition.
It sets out rules for the authorization, marketing and labeling of feed
additives. Only feed additives that were granted an authorization
following a scientific evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
may be put on the market.
Commission Regulation 429/2008 sets out detailed rules for the
preparation and the presentation of applications and the assessment
and the authorization of feed additives.
covers the following feed additive categories:
This regulation also completes the ban on antibiotic growth promoters in feed by prohibiting the use of four antibiotic substances as of January 1, 2006. ("Ban on antibiotics enters into effect" - European Commission Press Release - Dec. 22, 2005.)
Article 10 establishes transitional measures for existing products authorized as feed additives under Regulation 70/524/EEC, for urea and derivatives, amino acids and their salts and analogues of amino acids (products listed in the Annex to Directive 82/471/EEC) and for silage additives. These products needed to be notified to the European Commission and information on these substances has to be sent to EFSA, before they could be entered in the new Community feed additives register. The notification period ended on November 7, 2004. Subsequently, the Commission published a list of feed additives authorized under the old legislation for which no notification was received. These additives have not been entered in the new Community register.
The Community register of feed additives was published for the first time in November 2005 and is updated whenever authorizations are modified. The authorization granted shall be valid for 10 years and shall be renewable. The application for re-evaluation has to be submitted at least one year before the expiry date of the authorization. The actual data for re-evaluation of feed additives previously authorized under 70/524 without a time limit and for bio-proteins authorized under 82/471/EEC are not determined yet. However the application has to be submitted within a maximum of seven years after the entry into force of Regulation 1831/2003, i.e. at the latest before November 2010. For silage additives the deadline for submission is seven years after entry into force of the regulation, in other words by November 2010. If the application for re-evaluation is not received in due time, the product will be withdrawn from the market.
- Community Register of Feed Additives:
71 (November 2010)