A Regulatory Update on Animal Feed and Feed Additives in the EU, USA and China

Two day meeting on Regulation Update on Animal Feed and Feed Additives in the EU, USA and China, annual conference now in its 6th successful year.

5-6 Dec 2019

GBP 1,399
EUR 1,959
USD 2,182

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Course Overview

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.

Please note this programme relates to the 2018 event and the updated 2019 programme will be available shortly.


Who should attend

  • Regulatory
  • Business Development
  • Feed Business Operators
  • Strategic Marketing Managers
  • Registration Managers
  • Product Managers
  • R&D Scientists
  • Project Managers
  • Senior Managers seeking a “snapshot” of current regulatory trends and challenges in feeds and feed additives in Europe, China and the USA.

Programme Day One

Welcome and introduction

Implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 on Additives for Use in Animal Nutrition – An update

  • Re-evaluation of existing feed additives: where are we?
  • Recent developments / ongoing discussions

The Role of the EU and Comitology

  • Scope of EU feed additive legislation – in or out of scope?
  • Differences between feeds, feed additives and veterinary products
  • Feed and feed additive claims – best practices
  • Post-EFSA opinion – Comitology
  • Special case of supplementary dossiers

New approaches to the risk assessment of feed additives of botanical origin: How to deal with complex mixures and their variability?

  • Whole mixture versus component – based approach: data requirement, applicability and limitations
  • New concepts in mixture assessment: grouping of chemicals, dose addition, handling data gaps
  • The weight of evidence approach to integrate different sources of evidence
  • The margin of exposure as a tool to identify the need for refinement
  • How to integrate uncertainty in risk assessment

Workshop one: Strategic options for animal nutrition products in the EU

Workshop feedback and discussion

Networking drinks reception

Programme Day Two

Review of day one – Focus on EU/EFSA – BREXIT update

BREXIT Blues – Food chain blocked, broken or better?

  • Background
  • Where are we now?
  • Possible scenarios: best, most likely & worst case
  • Consequences for UK companies in the EU
  • Consequences for non-UK companies in the UK

Study design and statistics – What EFSA wants

  • Basic EFSA-compliant study designs and key end-points
  • Recent changes in statistics
  • Frequently asked questions from EFSA

The US FDA approach to the regulation of feed ingredients

  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Authorisation pathways for feed ingredients
  • Recent changes
  • Key differences from EU

The Chinese approach to feed additives

  • Regulatory management framework
  • Key regulations and changes
  • Import & registration procedures

Workshop two: Study design and statistics Led by Dr Eliana Henriquez Rodriguez, Pen & Tec

Workshop feedback and discussion

Workshop three: Managing dossier projects – best practices

Workshop feedback and discussion

Discussion, questions and answers

Close of forum


Elinor McCartney

Elinor established Pen & Tec Consulting in 2000, coinciding with publication of the EU white paper on food safety, and dedicated to providing specialist services in new product development and registration of feed additives in Europe. She has managed the growth of services to include all categories of feed additives. Elinor is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, where she obtained her PhD in enteric diseases of piglets. She also holds an MBA (with distinction) from the Open University, and has tutored in Finance and Marketing for the Open University Business School in several European countries.
Elinor has worked in general veterinary practice, in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry and in various technical and commercial roles concerning the supply of additives and speciality ingredients to the feed industry. Elinor helps clients understand EU/EFSA legislation, guidelines and guidance and has assisted many applicants to achieve or maintain EU approval of a wide range of products, including, technological, sensory, nutritional, zootechnical and coccidiostat feed additives.

Raymond Ng

Mr. Raymond Ng (Msc, BA) is a Regulatory & Market Access Consultant at Accestra Precise Global with Master’s degree from University of Nottingham and has extensive knowledge on Chinese food & feed additives (incl. pet food) import & export regulations. His research specialises in China’s governmental policies including the changes in Chinese food & feed safety laws and its impact on international businesses. Mr Ng will share with you the registration & importation procedure and highlight important areas to be particularly concerned about. He has vast insight and practical experience in dealing with Chinese regulatory obligations and looks forward to sharing his knowledge.

George Burdock

George A. Burdock, Ph.D. is the president of the safety and regulatory consulting firm of Burdock Group, located in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Burdock is an internationally recognized authority on the safety and US regulation of personal care products, dietary supplements and, human and animal food ingredients. He has more than 25 years of experience dealing with regulatory issues related to product safety and risk assessment. He has over fifty publications in scientific journals, over sixty invited presentations. He has published two books, Fenaroli’s Handbook of Flavor Ingredients (four editions) and the Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives. He is co-author of the chapter “Food Toxicology” in the 8th edition (current edition) and the previous three editions of Casarett and Doull’s textbook “Toxicology,” the standard graduate textbook and reference book in the field of toxicology. He has authored or co-authored additional chapters on safety and regulation of dietary supplements, biotechnology and similar subjects. Dr. Burdock is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and is a member of several professional societies including, but not limited to the American Chemical Society, the Society for Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, the Society of Toxicology, the American College of Toxicology and the Institute of Food Technologists (Professional Member status).

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5-6 Dec 2019
5-6 Dec 2019 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 1,399.00
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It was great, very global, so not only EU resctricted, covered the main relevant areas in my opinion and was very well organized and carried out.

Odile Bideau, Project Manager, Chef du Monde S.L.

Content was really great, not too heavy. All speakers were very clear and happy to take questions

Sarah Harrison, Research Coordinator, Ridgeway Research Ltd

A very informative course, good content without being overwhelming. Clear and engaging speakers. Very comfortable surroundings.

Sarah Norton, Senior Scientific Officer, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Very interesting to see the updates and the speakers' opinions.

Luisa Paches Samblas, Regulatory Procedures Team Leader, Cyton Biosciences Ltd.

A comprehensive course with clear and engaging speakers, and useful workshops.

Sarah Norton, Senior Scientific Officer, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

I think it was excellent

David Adimpong, Scientist & Laboratory Manager, Envirosystems.co.uk

I really enjoyed it, the venue was good, the organizers were helpful, even the hotel staff was helpful.

Nisha Kaushik, Regulatory Affairs , Vitalus Nutrition Inc.

Presentations, speakers and content were very comprehensive

Dhiraj Lakhichand Jain, Proprietor, BioBota Consulting

Everything was very good

Irene Margüenda, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Norel S.A.

Practical and pertinent

Dora Rodriguez, , Jefo Nutrition Inc