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Future of feed flavourings in Europe

More than 800 feed flavourings used in Europe are currently undergoing safety assessments for re-authorisation, with active involvement from some of the world’s most influential feed operators.

July 8, 2015


More than 800 feed flavourings used in Europe are currently undergoing safety assessments for re-authorisation, with active involvement from some of the world’s most influential feed operators.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is undertaking the safety assessments, whilst the re-authorisation is being managed by companies involved in the Feed Flavouring Authorisation Consortium (FFAC) of the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA).

The arrangement allows FFAC Members to properly influence and anticipate the future of feed flavouring authorisations, which is a lengthy process.

FFAC is currently considering shortening the list of substances and target species to be defended, due to the high costs of the necessary studies. This means that substances not considered essential to FFAC Members will be withdrawn from the FFAC re-authorisation project and potentially valuable compounds will disappear from the market.

FFAC is calling on all feed operators involved in the market of feed flavourings to join them in supporting the re-authorisation of these additives, and to attend an open meeting in Brussels on September 22, 2015. Information on the event can be obtained by e-mailing eeig.additives@fefana.org  

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