Codex Alimentarius


IFIF is a Codex Alimentarius recognised NGO and has been actively involved in the development of the Codex Code of Practice of Good Animal Feeding and over the last three years has been a member of the ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding (TF AF). IFIF is engaged to keep feed safety issues on the Codex agenda following the completion of the work of the Codex TF AF last year.

Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding (TF AF)

On 2 July 2013 delegates at the 36th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting in Rome adopted the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding (TF AF) terms of reference documents: 

  • 'Guidelines on Application of Risk Assessment for Feed' which include specific science-based risk assessment criteria to apply to feed contaminants and to enable countries to prioritize and assess risks based upon local conditions, use and the impact on human health.
  • 'Guidance for Use by Governments in Prioritizing the National Feed Hazards' in feed ingredients and feed additives for governmental use by using clear criterias to prioritise the list of hazards and take account of the potential transfer of contaminants in feed to edible animal products.

IFIF supports both these documents and has contributed to the drafting of these important documents over the last three years. The terms of reference documents will set the future standards for the feed industry globally and are intended for governmental use. 

For more information, including the documents, please visit the Codex TF AF website.