On Tuesday 20th of November 2018, EFSA met with FEFANA, EUROPABIO AND AMFEP representatives in the context of an EFSA ad hoc meeting with industry stakeholders in order to address some question regarding the EFSA FEEDAP Panel guidance on the characterisation of microorganisms used as feed additives or as production organisms.
During the meeting the following points were discussed:
- Whole genome sequence in the risk assessment of microorganisms,
- antimicrobial resistance,
- DNA analysis in fermentation products.
The meeting was a good occasion for an open discussion and dialogue among the parties. It took place in a very collaborative way, ensuring a common understanding of the requirements established in the guidance.