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Feed additive applications

Overview and procedure

EFSA evaluates the safety and/or efficacy of additives, products or substances used in animal feed before they can be authorised for use in the EU. The European Commission decides whether or not to authorise the feed additive application following EFSA’s evaluation.

The procedure for feed additive applications requires submission of:

  1. An application to the European Commission
  2. A technical dossier to EFSA (electronic format only)
  3. Three reference samples of the feed additive to the European Union Reference Laboratory.


Your questions answered
Most common queries about applications


Calculators, software, models, databases
Supporting materials for applicants and stakeholders

Regulations and guidance

Legal framework, administrative and technical guidance
Information on how to compile dossiers for applications