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

Annual two-day regulatory update on animal feed and feed additives in the EU, USA and China – now in its tenth successful year.

2-3 Dec 2021 + 1 more date

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  • Format: Live online
  • CPD: 12 hours for your records
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Course overview

Meeting regulatory requirements for feed and feed additives in the EU and other key markets such as China and the USA are major challenges for businesses in the field of animal nutrition. This seminar 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).

Programme highlights:

  • Update on the UK animal feed legislation
  • The changing face of EFSA – engaging stakeholders, status of new EFSA guidance
  • Re-evaluation of EU feed additives – challenges remaining
  • EU ten-year renewals – a smaller hurdle for approved feed additives?
  • EU procedures and timelines in relation to feed additive applications
  • New approaches to the risk assessment of feed additives of botanical origin
  • Permitted claims and borderlines between feeds, veterinary medicines and feed additives – differences between the EU, USA and China
  • US FDA approaches to the regulation of nutritional products for animals
  • The legal framework for feed additives in China

Where the industry is today

The EU has transformed its food legislation in the last two decades, creating EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) in 2002 and adopting a harmonised approach to food safety, ‘from farm to fork’. The 2003 Feed Additives Regulation introduced a central (‘one door-one key’) approval system for feed additives, involving the EU Commission, the EURL (European Union Reference Laboratory), EFSA and the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, with delegates from 28 Member States (comitology).

Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 recategorised feed additives and extended the scope to include amino acids, silage agents and urea. New classes of feed additives were added, e.g. mycotoxin inactivators, feed hygiene condition enhancers. The EU completed its ban on antibiotic growth promoters in January 2006 and although coccidiostats remain as feed additives, maintaining approvals presents considerable challenges for FBOs (feed business operators). Re-evaluation of around 500 feed additives started in 2010 and the EU has prohibited feed additives for which no re-evaluation dossier was submitted, or which fail EFSA’s scrutiny. A new feed regulation, the feed material register and the catalogue of feed materials have all 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 AAFCO 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. This event will provide an excellent forum to discuss with key experts the regulatory requirements and how to comply with them. Furthermore, informal workshops will enable delegates to work together to solve regulatory problems.

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.

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2-3 Dec 2021
6-7 Dec 2022

Elinor McCartney

Dr Elinor McCartney 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.

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2-3 Dec 2021

Kristi Smedley

Kristi O. Smedley, PhD, has been consulting in the regulation of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated products since 1996. Previous to this she worked at the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine in the animal feed and policy areas for 10 years. She has also authored two publications that compare and contrast the global regulation of feed ingredients. In the past 10-years her consulting has been predominantly with animal feed ingredients. Kristi is an active volunteer with the American Association of Feed Control Officials as an advisor and committee member. She earned her doctorate in ruminant nutrition from Virginia Tech.

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2-3 Dec 2021

Laura Payo Lewis

Laura is a biotechnologist with over 10 years’ regulatory experience related to food and feed product registrations in the EU and worldwide. Laura regularly delivers seminars on the registration process for feed and feed additives in the EU and other countries. She is also experienced in designing client and in-house training sessions covering all aspects of the EU registration process, on topics such as understanding data requirements for the risk assessment of novel food and feed products, avoiding questions from the authorities and providing strategic registration options.

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2-3 Dec 2021

Eliana Henríquez Rodríguez

Eliana is an agricultural engineer with a PhD in agricultural and food science and technology. She has a strong scientific background, developing skills in animal production management, molecular genetic techniques, statistical analysis and scientific writing. As well as being an experienced regulatory project manager and public speaker, Eliana is Pen & Tec’s Transparency Regulation expert. She provides internal and external training on the registration process of feed and feed additives, EFSA-compliant studies and the latest changes under the new Transparency Regulation.

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2-3 Dec 2021

Joan Castelló Latorre

Joan is a specialist in biochemistry. He has extensive experience in food safety and quality, as well as project management and training. Apart from being an accomplished regulatory affairs manager, Joan is responsible for providing in-house training to our regulatory team, delivering webinars on regulatory topics related to feed additives and biocidal products and has participated in training courses delivered by Pen & Tec on the feed additive registration process.

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Book A Regulatory Update on Animal Feed and Feed Additives in the EU, USA and China Live online training

2-3 Dec 2021

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6-7 Dec 2022

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Reviews of IPI's A Regulatory Update on Animal Feed and Feed Additives in the EU, USA and China training course

Excellent course content with very useful and topical discussions. The speakers were competent and captivating with a good presentation pace.

Dec 5 2019

Kalinka Grozeva
Quality Control Director, Vetagro S.p.A.

Dec 5 2019

Well-organised course with the relevant content I needed to stay on top of the field and a good opportunity to meet other professionals. I very much appreciated having the printed presentations as it makes taking notes much more efficient.

Adalberto Costessi
Product Manager, BaseClear

Dec 5 2019

My goal was to gain an overall understanding of registrations in China and USA and I succeeded in that, thanks to the speakers who were excellent.

Rosa Vainio
Product Registration Specialist, Hankkija Oy

Dec 5 2019

All speakers delivered their presentations in a clear and concise manner, supported by informative slides.

Beccy Christmas
Regulatory Affairs Officer, Micron Bio-Systems Ltd

Dec 5 2019

Very well presented, very informative content and a friendly atmosphere.

Maria Brogan
Formulation Technologist Manager, Mervue Laboratory

Dec 5 2019

As with previous years the course was very informative and gave a rounded set of opinions from various perspectives (industry, EFSA, consultants etc).

Joshua Forster
Regulatory Executive, CYTON BIOSCIENCES LTD

Dec 5 2019

Hector's presentation was the clearest analysis I have seen on the effects of Brexit on UK industry and the economy.

David Pickard
Regulatory Manager, Inroads International Ltd

Dec 5 2019

All good and informative.

Helena Oliveira
Regulatory Affairs Manager, Nutreco Nederland BV

Dec 6 2018

I think that the speakers were really very good and made an interesting meeting out of potentially dry material. Level of discussion was good. Excellent course.

Colin Capner
Project Coordinator, Ridgeway Research Ltd

Dec 6 2018

All presentations were of high quality and explained the topics covered very well.

Angelo Lauwaerts
Business Development Manager , Proviron Industries NV

Dec 6 2018

Good speakers, good program, quite general overview.

Kalinka Grozeva
Quality Control Director, Vetagro S.p.A.

Dec 6 2018

Very good content and organisation, very qualified and experienced speakers.

Juliane Dohms
International Manager Regulatory Affairs, Phytobiotics Futterzusatzstoffe GmbH

Dec 6 2018

A really nice atmosphere, very good speaker and interesting workshops.

Cornelia Hüttinger
Regulatory Affairs Manager, Klifovet AG

Dec 6 2018

Very good quality, I would recommend to new comers in this area together with also more experienced people.

Anne Cadoux
Head of Regulatory Affairs , Boehringer Ingelheim

Dec 7 2017

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.

Dec 7 2017

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

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

Dec 7 2017

I think it was excellent.

David Adimpong
Scientist & Laboratory Manager,

Dec 7 2017

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

Sarah Norton
Senior Scientific Officer, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Dec 7 2017

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

Sarah Harrison
Research Coordinator, Ridgeway Research Ltd

Dec 7 2017

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

Sarah Norton
Senior Scientific Officer, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Dec 7 2017

Presentations, speakers and content were very comprehensive.

Dhiraj Lakhichand Jain
Proprietor, BioBota Consulting

Dec 7 2017

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.

Dec 8 2016

Practical and pertinent.

Dora Rodriguez
Jefo Nutrition Inc

Dec 8 2016

Everything was very good.

Irene Margüenda
Regulatory Affairs Manager, Norel S.A.


  • AB Vista
  • ADAS UK Ltd
  • Anitox Limited
  • Anitox Ltd
  • Anpario
  • Cyton Biosciences Ltd.
  • Danisco (UK) Limited
  • Danisco Animal Nutrition
  • DP Consulting
  • Drayton Animal Health Ltd
  • Elanco Animal Health
  • Flavex International
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Format International Ltd
  • Gel Systems Ltd
  • Gel Systems Ltd.
  • IFFO
  • Inroads International Ltd
  • InSci Associates Ltd
  • knoell
  • Micron Bio-Systems Ltd
  • NAF
  • Norkem Ltd
  • Nutreco Nederland B.V.
  • Pathway Intermediates
  • Pathway Intermediates Limited
  • Probiotics International Limited (Protexin)
  • Ridgeway Research Ltd
  • RM Associates Ltd
  • Roslin Nutrition
  • Roslin Nutrition Ltd
  • Suffolk Trading Standards
  • Triveritas Limited
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • Vetoquinol (UK) Ltd
  • Vitablend


  • Bayer Animal Health GmbH
  • BENEO GmbH
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
  • EW Nutrition GmbH
  • Kaesler Nutrition
  • Kaesler Nutrition GmbH
  • Klifovet A.G.
  • Klifovet AG
  • Lohmann Animal Health GmbH
  • Lohmann Animal Nutrition
  • Lohmann Animal Nutrition GmbH
  • Nagase (Europa) GmbH
  • OXEA GmbH
  • Phytobiotics Futterzusatzstoffe GmbH
  • Phytobiotics GmbH


  • Ajinomoto Eurolysine SAS
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Calpis Co Ltd
  • Cargill
  • In Vivo NSA
  • J Soufflet
  • Royal Canin
  • Sanofi Chimie


  • Delaval NV
  • Huvepharma NV
  • Impextraco N.V.
  • INVE
  • INVE Technologies NV
  • Kemin Europa N.V.
  • Kemin Europa NV
  • Nutriad International BV
  • Orffa Additives B.V.
  • Proviron
  • Proviron Industries NV
  • Zoetis Belgium S.A.


  • Akzo Nobel
  • BaseClear
  • De Heus
  • Jadis Additiva bv
  • Kemira
  • Medicines Evaluation board - Agency
  • Nutreco
  • Nutreco N.V.
  • Nutreco Nederland
  • Nutreco Nederland BV
  • Orffa Additives B.V.
  • Trouw Nutrition


  • Andres Pintaluba SA
  • Chef du Monde
  • Chef du Monde S.L.
  • IRTA
  • Lucta S.A.
  • Lucta, S.A.
  • Norel S.A.
  • Novus Spain S. A
  • Novus Spain SA
  • Pen & Tec Consulting Group, S.L.
  • Pen & Tec Consulting SL


  • Boehringer-Ingelheim Danmark A/S
  • CHR Hansen A/S
  • Chr.Hansen A/S
  • Christian Hansen A/S
  • DHI
  • DuPont Nutrition&Biosciences
  • SFH Consult


  • Alltech
  • Connolly's Red Mills
  • Mervue Laboratory
  • Tonisity International
  • TRM
  • Zinpro Animal Nutrition (Europe), Inc

United States of America

  • Anitox Corp
  • CALYSTA, Inc
  • Elanco
  • Novus International Inc
  • Ralco Nutrition


  • Biomin Holding GmbH
  • Delacon Biotechnik GmbH
  • Elanco Animal Health
  • Treibacher Industrie AG


  • Biosafe - Biological Safety Solutions Ltd/Oy
  • Hankkija Oy
  • Oy Medfiles Ltd
  • Vetcare Ltd


  • Nestlé Purina
  • Omya International AG
  • Pen & Tec GmbH


  • Jefo Nutrition Inc
  • Vitalus Nutrition Inc.


  • AB Hanson & Mohring
  • Perstorp AB


  • Novus International (Beijing) R&D Center


  • Bio-Competence Centre of Healthy Dairy Products LLC


  • BioBota Consulting


  • Phibro Animal Health Ltd.


  • Vetagro S.p.A.


  • Biolek Sp Zo.o.

Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Food and Drug Authority

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