August 14, 2003



Amendments To Draft Regulation On Feed Additives By European Parliament Environment Committee


The European Parliament Environment Committee backed plans to form a list of authorized additives for animal feeds, as well as phase out the use of antibiotics in feed by 2005.


They also plan to make the European Food Safety Authority responsible for the assessment of these additives.


Among amendments to the draft regulation include an extension until 2012 for the phase-out of coccidiostats and histomonostats.


The Committee also recommended that the wording used to describe additives that make flavoring be changed to "mixture of flavoring compounds," in the effort to preserve producer competitive advantage.


The Plenary will now hear the report for a second reading of the additives in the animal nutrition dossier.


The Committee also approved a report relating to controlling zoonoses.