ICCF launches public consultation on ‘Genotoxicity Testing’ guidance

Nov 27, 2020

The International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF) launched a public consultation on its draft guidance document on ‘Genotoxicity Testing’.

Interested stakeholders are now invited to provide their comments on this draft by 31 December 2020.

This draft guidance on Genotoxicity testing provides guidance to applicants for providing the relevant information necessary for the safety evaluation of feed ingredients. It provides an approach on how tests should be organised, as well as a description of the tests themselves. The guidance document builds on existing international guidance document and was developed by a panel of experts drawn from the ICCF founding members, including IFIF.

The draft ICCF guidance and feedback documents can be downloaded at the following link:


Stakeholders are invited to provide comments by 31st December 2020 via email to secretariat@iccffeed.org using the template for comments developed for this guidance document.

About ICCF

The International Cooperation for the Convergence of Technical requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF) was created in 2017. It was founded by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the European Commission (DG SANTE) and the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA), and the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF). The ICCF aims at developing science-based technical guidance documents supporting the feed industry in assessing their products and to aid in the preparation of pre-market assessment submissions. For more information about the ICCF, please contact the ICCF secretariat at secretariat@iccffeed.org.

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