The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) today published the “Comparison of Regulatory Management of Authorized Ingredients, Approval Processes, and Risk-Assessment Procedures for Feed Ingredients” report that covers Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, South Africa, and United States.
This study was drafted based on expert input by government feed regulators and feed and feed ingredients associations in the seven regions covered, and was reviewed with global feed regulators at the recent 6th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) in Sun City, South Africa.
Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF Executive Director, explains “the objective of the report is to address similarities and differences among the seven regulatory jurisdictions on the regulatory management of authorized (existing) feed ingredients, the approval process, and risk management assessment for feed ingredients.” De Athayde add that “we believe this study can assist in global marketing as well as supporting in the harmonization/convergence efforts by identifying areas of dissimilarity, which ultimately should ease trade of feed and feed ingredients among the regions covered by the study.”
This report is already the second phase of the initial 2011 IFIF study launched at the 2011 4th IFRM on the “Comparison of Approval Process and Risk-Assessment procedure for Feed Ingredients” which examined similarities and differences between the legislative systems in the EU, the USA and Canada. At the 5th IFRM in Atlanta in January 2012, based on interest by global feed regulators, IFIF decided to undertake this second phase to update the report for the U.S, EU and Canada and expand the scope to other world regions, including Brazil, Japan, China and South Africa.
The final report can be downloaded here.
The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) is made up of national and regional feed associations, feed related organizations, and corporate members from around the globe, representing over 80% of the feed production worldwide. IFIF provides a unified leadership and coordinating role in order to contribute to the sustainable supply of safe, healthy feed and therefore food. For more information on IFIF please visit www.ifif.org or contact Alexandra de Athayde, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued by: IFIF