European Feed Materials Register

Introduction
Regulation (EC) No 767/2009
on the placing on the market and use of feed states in article 24(6): “the person who, for the first time, places on the market a feed material that is not listed in the Catalogue shall immediately notify its use to the representatives of the European feed business sectors referred to in Article 26(1). The representatives of the European feed business sectors shall publish a Register of such notifications on the Internet and update the Register on a regular basis”.

NEWS

4 February 2014: Applicants are invited to check carefully the feed materials status of their products before notifying them to the present register. To this end, the representatives of the EU feed business sectors encourage applicants to use, among others, the Classification tool developed and made available by FEFANA at http://www.fefana.org/ClassTool/.

DISCLAIMER

The classification tool is intended to help the feed business operators to determine the legal feed status of products. The representatives of the EU feed business sectors do not take any responsibility in the use of the classification tool and in the further decision made by the operators. The placing of products and substances on the market and notification to the register of feed materials stays under the sole responsibility of the operator.

4 February 2014: The call for proposals for the third update of the EU Catalogue of feed materials is closed. The submissions will now be assessed by the representatives of the EU feed business sectors who will decide whether to take them on board or not. Due to the length of the procedure, the publication of the third update of the EU Catalogue of feed materials will take place at the end of 2014 at the earliest.

15 November 2013: The representatives of the EU feed business sectors started working on the third update of the EU Feed Materials Catalogue. Feed business operators are invited to use the contact button of the present website to propose suggestions for further amendments to the catalogue (new entries or amendments to description, including maximum contents for chemical impurities from the manufacturing process and from processing aids) before 15 January 2014.

-  This call does not concern amendments related to the translation from the English version of the catalogue into national languages. Requests for amendments due to inappropriate translation shall be addressed with national authorities.

-  As a matter of principle, only feed materials listed in the register of feed materials are eligible for “transfer” into the catalogue.

-  For proposals for new entries, requests for inclusion in the Catalogue should specify the name of the feed material, its category, a proper description as well as proposed labelling particulars. In addition, the applicant shall specify the present registration number of the product as delivered by the Register of Feed materials.  

-  The purpose of the ongoing update of the Catalogue of Feed materials is to focus on essential amendments of existing entries and essential new entries.

This message does not guarantee that proposals for amendments / new entries of the Catalogue of Feed Materials that would be submitted to Organisations of the EU feed business sectors will be endorsed by them, forwarded in all or partial form to EU authorities and included in the next version of the EU Catalogue of Feed Materials as published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

30 January 2013: Further to the publication of Regulation (EU) No 68/2013 updating the EU Catalogue of Feed Materials, entries corresponding to feed material names now included in the Catalogue will be progressively removed from the Register. We recommend operators to regularly check that their feed materials comply with the requirements set for the EU Catalogue of Feed Materials and the Register, as applicable.

 

 

ABOUT THE REGISTER

To assist feed business operators in registering their feed materials as required, the EU organisations representing the European feed business sectors listed hereafter have developed a registration tool that enables the publication and regular update of a “user-friendly” Register within the mandate of Regulation (EC) No 767/2009. Any notification submitted by other means (letter, email, fax, etc.) will not be accepted.

This website is composed of two main sections:

We invite feed business operators to read carefully the two following documents before starting notification:

List of representatives of the European feed business sectors:

AAF, APAG, CEFS, COCERAL, COFALEC, COPA-COGECA, EABA, EAPA, EDA, EFPRA, EMFEMA, EUCOLAIT, EUROMALT, European Flour Millers, EUSALT, FEDIAF, FEDIOL, FEFAC, FERM, FoodDrinkEurope, IFFO, IMA-Europe, spiritsEUROPE, and The Brewers of Europe.

Notifying feed business operators should in addition note that:

NB: the content of this website and the documents contained in it may be updated. You are invited to check them regularly.

 

Documents

Press release on 6 July 2011 (Fichier .pdf)
Press release on 30 January 2013 (Fichier .pdf)
Q&A Legal Requirements (Fichier .doc)
Guide to applicants (Fichier .doc)

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