FEFANA launches new consortium for feed hygiene products
Brussels – The EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures has launched a new consortium to focus on a new range of feed additives that favorably affect the hygiene of the feed chain by acting on the feed
Brussels – The EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA) has launched a new consortium: HYFAC EEIG. It will focus on a new range of feed additives that favorably affect the hygiene of the feed chain by acting on the feed. The aim of this new consortium is to secure, through coordinated applications dossiers, the authorization on the EU market of an important range of new products able to contribute to the reduction of the impact of microbiological contamination through the feed chain.
The initiative to establish HYFAC follows technological developments in the specialty ingredient industry along with demand by both users and authorities for products to manage contamination of the feed chain by microbiological pathogens.
The intention of grouping submission of application dossiers for these type of products, is to establish a new functional feed additive group. HYFAC EEIG will defend substances aimed at reducing the prevalence of pathogenic and zoonotic agents in or on feed materials and compound feeds.
"Our Industry wanted to responsibly move towards a secure, level playing field, creating transparency and trust with such products that influence the safety of the feed chain and avoiding unclear regulatory situations and/or uncertainty about the products that are placed on the market", FEFANA said in a press release.
The scope of the work of this consortium will be limited to a list of specific additives on which the members have agreed to work. The selection process for inclusion is based on set criteria that are detailed in the grouping’s code of internal rules. The specific additives on which the grouping is going to work will remain confidential to all HYFAC members, but are expected to meet users’ and authorities’ expectations. Furthermore, the work of the consortium is mainly expected to open a new path, which will then be available for any producer to engage in order to obtain access to the EU market for additional products.
Beside access to the vast know-how established within FEFANA over the years, the reduction of individual burden, the sharing of costs as well as the legal framework provided for companies to cooperate, one of the important added value of this cooperative initiative is to establish necessary tools for helping members of the consortium to prepare their dossiers in a consistent and coordinated way, particularly on areas that are new compared to the requirements set by the established guidelines for dossier preparation.
Parallel to the activities of this new consortium, FEFANA also has a Task Force dedicated to the hygiene of the feed chain. This Task Force aims to coordinate activities of the consortium with other activities dedicated to the development of additives that reduce the prevalence of pathogenic and zoonotic agents.
More information about HYFAC and its activities