Round-up: EFSA publishes feed additive authorization renewal guidance, RTRS seeks feedback on new soy standard and Azelis signs UK distribution deal with Perstorp

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EFSA has published new guidance on the information applicants need to include in their dossiers for the renewal of the authorization of feed additives.

Feed additives are authorized for 10 years. Subsequently, applicants must submit a new request showing that the additive remains safe for target species, consumers, users and the environment under the conditions of the authorization.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said assessment of renewal applications are simpler as they focus solely on the safety of the product, unless the applicant proposes changes to the additive such as its manufacturing process, or composition or the conditions of the authorization, different target species, conditions of use, for example.

The guidance can be accessed here​.

New soy standard

The Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) Association has opened up a public consultation on the RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production Draft version 4.0.

It remains open for comment from now until March 8, 2021.

The organization began the process of reviewing its current RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production version 3.1 in June last year, with a public consultation open for a 60-day period, during which 79 comments and remarks were collected and then reviewed and discussed by the Working Group (WG) created for that purpose.

In order to analyze the comments received in the public consultation​, the WG participated in six video conferences between September and December 2020. Those discussions informed the RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production V.4.0 draft published now for public review.

Distribution deal

Azelis says it has strengthened its product offering to the UK’s animal nutrition market through a new partnership with Perstorp.

A distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, Azelis will represent Swedish group, Perstorp, in the UK regarding its animal nutrition range of gut health and feed hygiene products along with acidifiers, silage additives, TMR and grain preservatives.

Azelis already represents Perstorp in terms of distribution of its product ranges for feed in South Africa as well as for performance chemicals in parts of Europe.  

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