EFSA launch new guidance for feed additive authorisation renewal

12 January 2021

Article: 55/207

The European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) has published new guidance concerning the information applicants need to provide when requesting a renewal of authorisation for feed additives.

Feed additives, for use in animal nutrition in the EU, are authorised for ten years. Subsequent authorisation renewals must submit a new request showing that the additive remains safe for the target species, consumers, users, and the environment under the conditions of the authorisation. Unless the applicant proposes changes to the additive, such as altering its manufacturing process or composition, or amending the conditions of the authorisation, such as different target species or conditions of use, the process to renew the application should be more straightforward than the original authorisation.

Source: EFSA, 7 January 2021