The International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF) Steering Committee is pleased to announce that it has endorsed the guidance document on ‘Feed Ingredient Environmental Risk Assessment Approach’ during its meeting on 06 June 2023.
In 2021, an Expert Working Group composed of dedicated regulatory authority and industry experts from the founding ICCF members was created to establish an approach for the risk assessment of the use of feed ingredients on environmental compartments (soil and water). This approach will allow the applicants to evaluate whether further studies are necessary for assessing the specific hazard of a feed ingredient.
The guidance document builds on existing international guidance documents and on the expertise and experience from a panel of experts drawn from the ICCF founding members.
The ICCF Guidance document can be downloaded at the following link: https://iccffeed.org/guidance/
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)1 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 iccffeed.org or contact the ICCF secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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