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A Regulatory Update on Animal Feed and Feed Additives in the EU (European Union), USA and China Training Course

Annual two-day regulatory update on animal feed and feed additives in the EU, USA and China

★★★★★ "Very clear and comprehensive presentations."

4-5 December 2023
from £1099

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  • Format: Live online
  • CPD: 12 hours for your records
  • Certificate of completion

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:

  • The changing face of EFSA – engaging stakeholders, status of new EFSA guidance

  • EU procedures and timelines in relation to feed additive applications

  • Update on the UK animal feed legislation

  • Permitted claims for feed ingredients

  • US FDA approaches to the regulation of nutritional products for animals

  • The legal framework for feed additives in China

This course is part of our Regulatory Affairs Training course collection, which features updates on the latest regulations to registration procedures and strategies.

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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The A Regulatory Update on Animal Feed and Feed Additives in the EU, USA and China course will cover:

Introduction & registration of feed additives: Overview

Feed and feed additive products in the EU: definitions, classification and claims

  • Differences between feeds, feed additives and veterinary products
    • Feed additives: Categories/functional groups & Register of Feed Additives
    • Feed Materials: Feed Materials Register & Catalogue
  • Claims – best practices

The role of the EU and Comitology

  • Scope of EU feed additive legislation – EU Mandate
  • Post-EFSA opinion – Comitology
  • Special case of supplementary dossiers

EFSA’s risk assessment of feed additives & role of EURL

  • EFSA: Administrative check & risk assessment
  • EURL: Samples & validation/verification

The transparency regulation – changes to feed additive registration procedure

EFSA Guidance/statements & new platforms – what’s new?

United Kingdom and Great Britain situation

  • Registration of feed additives in the UK post Brexit

China market access and regulatory requirements for feed additives

  • Regulatory management framework
  • Key regulations and changes
  • Market access requirements and registration procedures

Workshop 1: Micro-organisms intended for use as feed additives or production strains in the EU – requirements and practical examples

Workshop 2: Design of efficacy studies for EU registrations – what EFSA wants

  • Requirements & practical examples

Workshop 3: Registration process of feed additives in the EU – practical examples

The US FDA approach to the regulation of feed ingredients

  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Authorisation pathways for feed ingredients
  • Recent changes
  • Q&A

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Eliana Henriquez Rodríguez
Pen & Tec Consulting

Dr. Eliana Henriquez Rodriguez, a highly accomplished Agricultural Engineer with a profound specialization in animal production and research. Her unwavering passion for animal science is backed by an impressive academic background, including a Master of Science degree in Animal Breeding and Reproduction Biotechnology, as well as a PhD in Agricultural and Food Science and Technology. Over the years, Eliana has honed her skills in animal production management, molecular genetic techniques, experimental design, statistical analysis, and scientific writing. At her role as a Senior Regulatory Affairs manager at Pen & Tec Consulting (part of the Argenta Group), she excels in providing both internal and external regulatory and scientific training for EFSA-compliant studies, and it is also an expert on the Transparency Regulation. Furthermore, she manages important feed additive registration projects, showcasing her commitment to advancing agricultural practices and food safety.

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Montserrat Cerrato Sánchez
Pen & Tec Consulting

Dr. Montserrat Cerrato Sánchez is a highly experienced Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager specialising in feed product registrations and feed labelling compliance. Her expertise lies in handling coccidiostat and probiotic feed additive applications, where she has played a key role in assisting clients with project management, preparation of registration dossiers, and conducting EFSA-compliant studies. Her dedication to ensuring regulatory compliance extends to providing valuable advice on all aspects of feed labelling development, ensuring that feedstuffs are presented and advertised in accordance with applicable regulations. Throughout her career, Montse has been recognized for her outstanding abilities in the field of regulatory affairs. She has conducted training sessions for client regulatory teams, imparting her knowledge on the EU feed additive registration process and feed labelling legislation.

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Kristi Smedley
Center for Regulatory Services, Inc.

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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4-5 December 2023

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08:30-15:45 UK (London) (UTC+00)
09:30-16:45 Paris (UTC+01)
03:30-10:45 New York (UTC-05)
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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

Very clear and comprehensive presentations.

Dec 2 2021

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

Dec 2 2021

Much more information was provided than I expected, it was VERY useful and well prepared.

Annette Spielbauer
Inoculant Registration and QC Associate, CORTEVA

Dec 2 2021

Excellent content. Knowledgeable experienced speakers. Lots of practical examples.

David Pickard
Regulatory Manager, Inroads International Ltd

Dec 2 2021

Very good: professional & very relevant. Also the many examples given by Elinor were really interesting

Isabelle Lardon
Regulatory affairs Coordinator, INVE

Dec 2 2021

during the seminar it was very clear that all speakers have a lot of experience in their fields and I liked the examples, to better understand the process and the time lines

Melanie Wergin
Medical Research Manager, Biologisce Heilmittel Heel GmbH

Dec 5 2019

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

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

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 & Compliance Manager, Inform Nutrition

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 restricted, 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.

United Kingdom

  • 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
  • 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


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


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


  • AFB International
  • Akzo Nobel
  • BaseClear
  • CH Solutions
  • 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
  • Zinpro Animal Nutrition (Europe), Inc.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • Bactolife AS
  • 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
  • Inform Nutrition
  • Mervue Laboratory
  • Tonisity International
  • TRM
  • Zinpro Animal Nutrition (Europe), Inc


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

United States of America

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


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


  • 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.


  • Cargill

Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Food and Drug Authority

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