EC Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health

This committee was established following the adoption of Regulation (EC) 178/2002, which set out the general principles and requirements of food law in the EU.

There is a continual flow of technical measures arising from meetings of the animal nutrition section of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health. These mainly concern new or revised authorisations for feed additives, which cannot be used in feed unless they have been specifically authorised, and reviews of the maximum permitted levels of various contaminants.

Feed additives are authorised by EC Regulations which apply directly in Member States. For details of each authorisation, please refer to the register on the Commission's website