By Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1078/2013 of 31 October 2013, Commission authorizes the feed additive fumaric acid, belonging to the additive category ‘technological additives’ and to the functional group ‘preservatives’, as an additive in animal nutrition subject to the conditions.
Fumaric acid was authorised in accordance with Directive 70/524/EEC as a feed additive, without a time limit, for use on all animal species by Commission Directive 80/678/EEC. That additive was subsequently entered in the Register of feed additives as an existing product, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003. In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 an application was submitted for the re-evaluation of fumaric acid, as a feed additive for all animal species, requesting that additive to be classified in the additive category ‘technological additives’. That application was accompanied by the particulars and documents required. The European Food Safety Authority concluded in its opinion of 29 January 2013 that, under the proposed conditions of use, fumaric acid does not have an adverse effect on animal health, human health or the environment and it has the potential to preserve feed. The Authority does not consider that there is a need for specific requirements of post-market monitoring.
In the case of poultry and pigs, the maximum of fumaric acid in feed will be 20.000 mg of active substance/kg of complete feedingstuff with a moisture content of 12 %. For young animals fed with milk replacers, 10.000 mg of fumaric acid per kg of milk replacer.
Friday October 31, 2013/ OJEU.