On 14 and 15 July 2016, EFSA met with stakeholders to present and collect feedback on the statement “Analysis of the need for an update of the guidance documents” issued by the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP). Over 110 participants, including applicants, representatives of industry associations, consultants, representatives of national competent authorities and academics met with EFSA experts from the FEEDAP Panel, EFSA staff and representatives of the European Commission.
The event was organised in the framework of the “EFSA Info Sessions on Applications” aimed at increasing regular interaction and exchange of views with EFSA’s stakeholders.
Discussions mainly focused on the update of the guidance documents of the FEEDAP Panel. Participants exchanged views on scientific issues related to the preparation and the risk assessment of applications for market authorisation of feed additives. Targeted sessions were dedicated to the assessment of efficacy, classification of target species and characterisation of production strains of additives obtained by microbial fermentation, including genetically modified microorganisms.
Attendants participated actively in the discussions and considered the meeting as an important opportunity to enhance constructive dialogue and increase engagement with EFSA.
The agenda, the list of participants and the presentations of the technical meeting are available below.