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Animal Nutrition - Feed Additives - Withdrawal of Authorisations

Council Directive 70/524/EEC pdf foresaw the possibility to withdraw the authorisation of an additive, because one or more of the conditions for the authorisation of the additive no longer exist, because of new scientific evidence or following the use of safeguard measures. The authorisation of an additive can also be withdrawn for administrative reasons. Over the past years, several feed additives have been prohibited and their authorisations withdrawn.

Withdrawn authorisations of feed additives since 1997:
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European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 foresees the possibility of suspension and of revocation of the authorisation of an additive, because one or more of the conditions for the authorisation of the additive no longer exist, because of new scientific evidence or following the use of safeguard measures (cf. Articles 53 and 54 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002).

The authorisation of an additive can also be withdrawn for administrative reasons in the frame of the notification and re-evaluation exercices (see also: page Basic legislation).

Antibiotics, other than coccidiostats and histomonostats, may be marketed and used as feed additives only until 31 December 2005.

Question and Answers on antibiotics in feed, 25 March 2002.

Public Health Section: Antimicrobial resistance.