Statement on the use of feed additives authorised/applied for use in feed when supplied via water

EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP); Mézes, M.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) asked the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances Used in Animal Feed to produce a statement on the assessment of safety and efficacy of feed additives when used in water. In the view of the FEEDAP Panel, there is no need to separately assess safety and efficacy of an additive administered via water when an application for its use in feed is submitted or an authorisation exists, provided that the exposure of the animals is essentially the same. The FEEDAP Panel considers that additives which exert their effect directly in feedingstuffs and those intended for fish or other aquatic species should not be authorised for use in water for drinking. The FEEDAP Panel applied the principles contained in this Statement to the feed additives for which an application for the use of the additive in feed and in water has been submitted. A list has been drawn containing the additives for which the FEEDAP Panel considers that the use in water for drinking does not represent an additional risk to their use in feed. Where applicable, this recommendation is made without prejudice to the outcome of the re-evaluation of these additives according to Article 10(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

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(FEEDAP), EFSA / Mézes, M.: Statement on the use of feed additives authorised/applied for use in feed when supplied via water. 2010.

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