In 2017 IFIF launched the Working Group on Guidance on International standards for contaminants in feed.
At international level recommended standards exist for contaminants in food additives but not for feed additives, making risk management decisions difficult. This may also impact on regulatory compliance of internationally traded specialty feed ingredients.
The objective of this expert group is to establish or identify and maintain an appropriate international list of contaminants standards for ingredients and their mixtures for safe feed manufacture reflecting a risk-based approach. First results are expected in 2018.