Food Compliance Int. advises clients on the composition and labeling of feed and pet products and has specific expertise on the regulatory framework for animal by-products
The rules on the marketing and labelling of feed are laid down in Regulation 767/2009. Feed materials must be included in the EU Catalogue of feed materials, listed in Commission Regulation 68/2013. In order to be included, feed materials must be notified before the representatives of the European feed business sectors.
Regulation 767/2009 lays down general labeling requirements for feed and specific requirements for feed materials, compound feed, feed intended for particular nutritional purposes, pet food and contaminated feed.
Feed additives are regulated under Regulation 1831/2003. The regulation specifies the categories of additives, their conditions of use and their specific labeling requirements.
Feed additives need to be authorized in accordance with an EU procedure. The application dossier needs to contain studies on the safety and efficacy of the additive.
Animal by-products and derived products are parts of animals, products of animal origin or other products obtained from animals, which are not intended for human consumption and products derived therefrom.
Strict rules have been laid down in Regulation 1069/2009 on how animal by-products may be disposed and used, depending on the category of by-product. Only category 3 material may be used for the production of feed and pet food.
Certain activities involving the handling of animal by-products are subject to prior approval by the national authorities of the Member States.
The dispatch of animal by-products within the EU is subject to restrictions and may be refused by the Member States.