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

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

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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:

  • 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 forms part of our selection of Animal Health training courses, designed to keep you up to date with the latest regulations surrounding veterinary medicines, animal feeds, and industry best practices.

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.

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

Great webinar, very useful, excellent speakers. Content was interesting, plenty new information, useful guidelines and practical advice.

Dec 4 2023

Ksenija Buncic
Regulatory affairs assistant, PATENT CO.COM

Dec 4 2023

I really appreciate the professionality and the experience of speakers and the good summary in the presentations.

Elisa Fochi
Quality Assurance and Regulatory Manager, Vetagro SpA

Dec 4 2023

Very informative, good speakers

Natallia Serwatka
Head of Export Compliance, Mervue Laboratories

Dec 4 2023

The presentations were clear, precise, and enriched with numerous real-life examples and case studies illustrating the intricacies of navigating complex registration processes. Overall, the course was excellent.

Benedit Leo Kristain Jayaseelan
Regulatory affairs & Quality technician , Symrise Aqua Feed

Dec 2 2021

Very clear and comprehensive presentations.

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
  • Vetagro SpA
  • 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


  • AB Vista
  • 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


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


  • 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


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

United States of America

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


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


  • Vetagro S.p.A.
  • Vetagro SpA


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


  • Jefo Nutrition Inc
  • Vitalus Nutrition Inc.


  • AB Hanson & Mohring
  • Perstorp AB


  • FutureFeed


  • Novus International (Beijing) R&D Center


  • Bio-Competence Centre of Healthy Dairy Products LLC


  • BioBota Consulting


  • Phibro Animal Health Ltd.


  • Biolek Sp Zo.o.


  • Cargill

Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Food and Drug Authority



Run A Regulatory Update on Animal Feed and Feed Additives in the EU, USA and China Bespoke training for your team

2 days

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 800
  • Per attendee, based on 10 attendees
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

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Aleksandra Beer

Aleksandra BEER
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Yesim Nurko

Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749