DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "A Regulatory Update on Animal Feed and Feed Additives in the EU, USA and China" conference to their offering.
This conference will review EU legislation, examine procedures and data requirements, and discuss to what extent EFSA-compliant data can be used to achieve approvals in China and the USA (or vice versa). Re-evaluation by the EU of around 500 feed additives started in 2010 and the EU is systematically prohibiting feed additives for which no re-evaluation dossier was submitted, or which fail the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) scrutiny. A new feed regulation, the feed material register and the catalogue of feed materials have improved transparency in feed labelling, while allowing some physiological and functional claims.
Depending on intended use, the US FDA may regulate a product added to animal feed as either a drug or a feed ingredient. In either case, the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act requires the sponsor to obtain FDA approval or GRAS recognition prior to marketing. In the past, FDA has followed a policy of enforcement discretion to allow marketing of unapproved products if evaluated by the AAFCO feed ingredient definition process and listed in the Official Publication. The FDA now encourages sponsors to use the food additive petition procedure for new products. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture introduced new guidance and legislation on feed additives, adopting some aspects of EU/EFSA, other aspects of USA FDA, and some uniquely Chinese approaches in the area of animal nutrition.
For these reasons many companies manufacturing or marketing feed additives wish to address, as far as possible, the regulatory requirements of EU, Chinese and US authorities in a single project. As part of this conference, informal workshops will enable delegates to work together to solve regulatory problems.
Programme Day One
09.00 Registration and Coffee
09.30 Welcome and Introduction
09.45 Implementation of Regulation (EC) Nº 1831/2003 on Additives for Use in Animal Nutrition – An Update
11.45 The Role of the EU & Comitology
14.00 Assessment of Feed Additives and Application Handling
15.30 Workshop 1: Strategic Options for Animal Nutrition Products in the EU
16.30 Workshop Feedback and Discussion
17.00 End of Day One
17.00 – 18.00 Networking drinks reception for delegates and speakers
Programme Day Two
09.00 Review of Day One – Focus on EU/EFSA
09.15 Study Design and Statistics – What EFSA Wants
10.30 The US FDA Approach to the Regulation of Feed Ingredients
11.45 The Chinese Approach to Feed & Feed Additives
14.00 Workshop 2: Study Design & Statistics
14.45 Discussion, Questions & Answers
15.15 Workshop 3: Managing Dossier Projects – Best Practices
16.00 Workshop Feedback and Discussion
16.15 Discussion, Questions & Answers
16.30 Close of Forum
For more information about this conference visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3dkbb8/a_regulatory