Industry urges for better feed ingredient approval process

Industry urges for better feed ingredient approval process

In animal feed quality testing, the analysis is only as good as the original sample. (HENADZY | AdobeStock.com)

The U.S. ingredient approval and review process is fraught with challenges, driving industry associations to push for revisions and improvements for bringing new products to market.

An Informa PLC study, for the public charity the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), found that approvals for a new ingredient could stretch three to five years and cost more than $600,000. However, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has been working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cut the time involved and prompt revisions.

Read the full article at: Feed Strategy | September 2020