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New IFIF comparison report covering seven regions

In July 2013 IFIF launched the "Comparison of Regulatory Management of Authorized Ingredients, Approval Processes, and Risk-Assessment Procedures for Feed Ingredients" report, covering Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, Japan, South Africa, and United States. This study was drafted based on expert input and support by government feed regulators and feed and feed ingredients associations in the seven regions covered.

The report addresses similarities and differences among 7 regulatory jurisdictions on the regulatory management of authorised (existing) feed ingredients, the approval process, and risk management assessment for feed ingredients. The tool can assist in global marketing as well as supporting in the harmonisation/convergence efforts in identifying areas of dissimilarity, which ultimately should ease of trade of feed and ingredients among these regions.

This report is the second phase of the IFIF study launched at the 4th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) in 2011, on the “Comparison of Approval Process and Risk-Assessment procedure for Feed Ingredients”, which examined comparisons between the legislative systems in the EU, the USA and Canada. The second phase updated the risk assessment procedure and approval process for feed additives in these three regions, and expanded the scope to Brazil, Japan, China and South Africa.

The updated comparison report (Link attached below for downloading from the official site) is organised such that a number of the regulatory attributes of interest for the feed ingredients are compared in a series of tables for each jurisdiction. A summary table of the nuances of this information on sentinel examples of ingredients is provided. In addition, a description of the specific data requirements for two example feed ingredients, an inorganic mineral source and a pelleting aid, is provided.

A summary outlines some commonalities as well as underscores differences that may affect global trade as well as harmonisation of requirements across jurisdictions. Appendices to the report provide specific jurisdictional requirements for the authorisation of new ingredients and definitions of the regulatory terms covering feed ingredients.

Link to the Comparison Report:

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