Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed, amending European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 and repealing Council Directive 79/373/EEC, Commission Directive 80/511/EEC, Council Directives 82/471/EEC, 83/228/EEC, 93/74/EEC, 93/113/EC and 96/25/EC and Commission Decision 2004/217/EC ( 1 ), and in particular Article 7(1) thereof,
(1) The distinction between feed materials, feed additives and other products such as veterinary drugs has implications for the conditions for their placing on the market, depending on the relevant applicable legislation,
(2) Feed business operators and national competent control authorities are frequently confronted with questions regarding the classification of products, which might jeopardise the marketing of feed throughout the European Union.
(3) In order to avoid inconsistencies in the treatment of such products, to facilitate the work of the national competent authorities and to help the interested economic operators to act in a framework providing an appropriate level of legal certainty, non-binding guidelines for the distinction between feed materials, feed additives and other kinds of products should be established.
(4) The measures provided for in this Recommendation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,
HAS ADOPTED THIS RECOMMENDATION:
For the distinction between feed materials, feed additives and other kinds of products the guidelines provided in the Annex to this Recommendation should be taken into account.