Newly authorized feed materials and other developments in FSP

Friday, April 6, 2018

Feed Support products (FSP) Newsletter 2018 no. 1. From now on it is possible again to submit applications. The latest date of submission is April 10th 2018. The applications submitted before that date will be assessed in the Technical Committee FSP of June 19th 2018. Applications received after April 10th 2018 will be ad-dressed in the 3th meeting of 2018.

A number of (new) feed materials with associated risk assessment have been approved and included in the FSP.

Within the scope of the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme – protection of the health of humans, people and the environment – feed materials for feed must be subjected to a safety assessment by means of a risk analysis, in accordance with the HACCP principles. 

Based on a desk study, carried out by the members of Technical Committee Feed Support Products (TCFSP), the risk analyses are assessed. If the assessment shows that the feed material can be inserted into the chain in a controlled manner, it will be included in the FSP product list.


Over the past period, various feed materials and their processing aids have been assessed with a positive result. These feed materials are included in the FSP Product list. GMP+ certified companies can safely use these feed materials.  


In the table below, you’ll find an overview of the new feed materials and more background information about the changes in the FSP.



Feed material




As part of the risk assessment (RA)



New feed material


Camelina meal, rumen protected (treated with CH2O*)

New feed material

Camelina meal, rumen protected (treated with CH2O*)

Citrus extract

New feed material (publication postponed to April 13, after last control/approval of RA)

Citrus extract

Film horse beans

Horse bean protein

Horse bean starch

New feed materials

Horse bean protein and starch industry

Yarrowia lipolytica feed yeasts

New feed material

Yarrowia lipolytica feed yeasts

Barks, dried (will origin)

New feed material

Barks, dried (will origin)

Milk protein hydrolysate, powder

Fat-filled whey powder

Risk assessment updated. Relevant changes:

·         New feed material: 8.032

·         Updated definition of 8.031

·         Updated flow charts: Detail 15/2, 21 and 22/3 and correction in details 16/5

·         New hazard: nitrate/nitrite (treatment/processing)

Dairy sector (cow’s milk)

Pea starch

Risk assessment updated. Relevant changes:

·         New feed material: 3.015

·         Updated list of processing aids

·         Updated flow chart: details 6 and updated numbering in details 7

Products from pea protein and starch industry

Apple molasses

Risk assessment updated. Relevant changes:

·         New feed material: 5.071

·         Updated list of processing aids

·         Updated flow chart: details 1, 2 and 3

·         New hazards: pesticides (reception); mycotoxin patulin (transport/storage)

·         Updated control measure for microbiological contamination (treatment/processing): “extraction with Ethanol/nitric acid/sulfuric acid”

·         Updated references to process diagram for toxic substances (treatment/processing)

Pectin and Apple Molasses

Alcohol water

Risk assessment updated. Relevant changes:

·         New feed material: 13.110

·         Updated flow chart: details 4 and 6

Beer industry by-products

Saturated fatty acids (C3 to C10 and C12) esterified with glycerol

Risk assessment updated. Relevant changes:

·         Updated product definition

·         New reference to RA water

·         Updated list of processing aids

·         Inclusion of formal name (sodium hydroxide) of caustic soda

Saturated fatty acids (C3 to C10 and C12) esterified with glycerol

Distillers grains and solubles, dried

Risk assessment updated. Relevant changes:

·         New feed material: 1.002d

·         Name change of RA from Distillers grain industry to Bio-ethanol industry

·         Updated flow chart: details 1, 2

·         Updated product definition 1.002c

·         New hazard: prohibited animal proteins

·         Updated control measure for aflatoxin B1: removed control measure (reception) “inspection with connection concentration effect”

·         Updated control measure for foreign objects (reception): “Prevent the introduction of objects foreign to the product”

Bio-ethanol industry


 Feed materials in the GMP+ Monitoring database



The inclusion of new feed materials, changes in product names or removal of feed materials also effects the GMP+ Monitoring database (MDB). For new feed materials it is possible to add analytical results from now on. When a product name is changed the name will also change in the GMP+MDB. For the removed feed materials it is no longer possible to add analytical results, but the historical analytical results will still be available for consultation.


*Formaldehyde: Changes on European legislation

Formaldehyde has been used in animal feed as feed additive (E 240- belongings to the functional groups of preservatives and hygiene condition enhancers) as well as processing aid (e.g., rumen protection).

However, recently, its authorization as feed additive has been denied by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/183 of 7 February 2018 in OJ L 3453, 08.02.2018, p. 6

Application as processing aid of Formaldehyde in animal feed is under assessment by authorities (EU commission). By the moment, it can be used as processing aid in feed processing (e.g. rumen protection) until forbidden by law. However, replacing of formaldehyde by other products/processing aids is desirable/advisable.


Changes GMP+ BA1

Recently, the International Expert Committee (IEC) decide to implement various changes in GMP+ BA1 “Specific feed safety limits”. These changes are the result of changed legal limits. A new version of GMP+ BA1 containing al changes is already available.

Below you’ll find an overview of the changes in GMP+ BA1.


The following has changed:

  • With the publication of Regulation (EU) 2017/2229 the maximum permissible levels of lead, mercury and melamine have been updated.
  • Mercury: the feed materials have been broken down and described per target animal. The feed safety limit has been described for the combination feed material and target animal.
  • Enterobacteriaceae: adjustment of additional requirements for the maximum permissible level for raw feed for pets.