ICCF launches public consultation on ‘Manufacturing Process and Specifications’ guidance

Jan 4, 2021

The International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF) has launched a public consultation on its draft guidance document on ‘Manufacturing Process and Specifications’. Interested stakeholders are invited to provide their comments on this draft guidance document by 05 February 2021.

The draft guidance document provides guidance to applicants for providing relevant information necessary for the safety evaluation of feed ingredients. It provides requirements for the submission of information on the manufacturing process, including the relevant steps. It also provides indications on the relevant information to be used when setting the specifications of the feed ingredients. The guidance document was developed by a panel of experts drawn from the ICCF founding members.

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


Stakeholders are invited to provide comments by 05 February 2021 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 visit www.iccffeed.org contact the ICCF secretariat at secretariat@iccffeed.org.

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