CODEX work relevant to animal feeding

IFIF is a Codex Alimentarius recognized NGO and continues to be engaged to keep feed safety issues on the Codex agenda.

IFIF is a Codex Alimentarius recognised NGO and was actively involved in the development of the Codex Code of Practice of Good Animal Feeding and was a member of the ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding (TF AF).

IFIF is engaged to keep feed safety issues on the Codex agenda following the completion of the work of the Codex TF AF. In 2016 and 2017 IFIF was actively involved in a number of Codex Working groups including participation in the eWG on the carry-over of unintentional residues of veterinary drugs in feed (CCVRDF), as well in the eWG on revision of the classification of food and feed (CCPR).

In addition, in 2016 IFIF participated in the pre-consultation of documents for the Physical WG on Codex work on AMR and send IFIF delegates to the Physical WG.

In 2017 IFIF further contributed to the eWG on the Revision of the Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance, and is part of the on-going EWG on Revision of the Code of Practice for the prevention and reduction of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in Food and Feed (CAC/RCP 62-2006) (CCCF) as well as the EWG on Guidance on regulatory approaches to third party assurance schemes in food safety and fair practices in the food trade (CCFICS).

This work will continue in 2018 and supports IFIF’s on-going efforts to keep feed safety issues on the Codex agenda. For more information please visit the Codex website.

Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding (TF AF)

On 2 July 2013 delegates at the 36th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting in Rome adopted the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding (TF AF) terms of reference documents:

  • ‘Guidelines on Application of Risk Assessment for Feed’ which include specific science-based risk assessment criteria to apply to feed contaminants and to enable countries to prioritize and assess risks based upon local conditions, use and the impact on human health.
  • ‘Guidance for Use by Governments in Prioritizing the National Feed Hazards’ in feed ingredients and feed additives for governmental use by using clear criterias to prioritise the list of hazards and take account of the potential transfer of contaminants in feed to edible animal products.

IFIF supports both these documents and has contributed to the drafting of these important documents over the last three years. The terms of reference documents will set the future standards for the feed industry globally and are intended for governmental use.

For more information, including the documents, please visit the Codex TF AF website.