International Feed Industry Federation publishes global ingredient management report

Report is second phase of initial study launched in 2011

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has published the “Comparison of Regulatory Management of Authorized Ingredients, Approval Processes, and Risk-Assessment Procedures for Feed Ingredients” report that covers Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, South Africa and the U.S. The study was drafted based on input by government feed regulators and feed and feed ingredients associations in the seven regions covered, and was reviewed with global feed regulators at the recent 6th International Feed Regulators Meeting in Sun City, South Africa.

“The objective of the report is to address similarities and differences among the seven regulatory jurisdictions on the regulatory management of authorized (existing) feed ingredients, the approval process and risk management assessment for feed ingredients,” said Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF executive director. “We believe this study can assist in global marketing as well as supporting in the harmonization/convergence efforts by identifying areas of dissimilarity, which ultimately should ease trade of feed and feed ingredients among the regions covered by the study.”

The report is already the second phase of the initial 2011 IFIF study launched at the 2011 4th International Feed Regulators Meeting on the “Comparison of Approval Process and Risk-Assessment procedure for Feed Ingredients,” which examined similarities and differences between the legislative systems in the EU, the U.S. and Canada. At the 5th International Feed Regulators Meeting in Atlanta in January 2012, based on interest by global feed regulators, the IFIF decided to undertake this second phase to update the report for the U.S., EU and Canada and expand the scope to other world regions, including Brazil, Japan, China and South Africa.