ICCF publishes guidance document on ‘Homogeneity Testing of Feed Ingredients’

Sep 25, 2020

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 ‘Homogeneity Testing of Feed Ingredients’ at its meeting on 10 September 2020. The document was finalized after a public consultation and takes into account stakeholders’ comments.

The ICCF aims to establish common guidance, across different international jurisdictions, which cover technical requirements for the assessment of feed ingredients, including new uses of existing feed ingredients. This cooperation is the result of a collaborative effort to help facilitate free and fair trade of safe and sustainable feed ingredients while meeting the global growing demand of animal products.

This guidance document is the outcome of the work of the Expert Working Group, composed of dedicated regulatory authority and industry experts from the founding members. The Expert Working Group developed an initial draft guidance document, built on consensus between the experts and supported by scientific publications. This draft was submitted to public consultation for a one-month period (October 2019). Comments from regulators, academia, and industry from different regions of the World were received and considered. The Expert Working Group finalized the guidance document in July 2020 and submitted it to the ICCF Steering Committee for endorsement.

This ICCF guidance document can be downloaded at the following link:


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 regulators from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the European Commission (DG SANTE) and industry members from the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC), 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 iccf@ifif.org

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