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September 25, 2018

EU Regulation n. 2018/1254 - Feed additive: revocation of the authorization of the use of riboflavin (80%) in feed

From 10 October 2018 the European Commission has ordered the prohibition of the use of riboflavin (80%) in feed intended for all animals, providing for different timeframes for the withdrawal of the market of products containing this substance.

IN DEPTH
The European Commission, with EU Regulation of 19 September 2018 n. 1254, ordered the withdrawal from the market of riboflavin (80%) as a feed additive for all animals and belonging to the functional group vitamins, pro-vitamins and chemically well-defined substances with similar effect.

The regulation in question enters into force on 10 October 2018.

 

Transitional provisions

The Regulation in question provides that:

  • existing stocks:

-) of the additive riboflavin (80%) belonging to the functional group vitamins, pro-vitamins and chemically well-defined substances having a similar effect, must be withdrawn from the market by 10 November 2018;
-) of the premixtures produced with the additive in question must be withdrawn from the market by 10 January 2019;

  • feed materials and compound feed produced with the riboflavin additive (80%) or premixtures produced before 10 January 2019:

-) intended for food-producing animals, must be withdrawn from the market by 10 April 2019;
-) not intended for food-producing animals, must be withdrawn from the market by 10 July 2019.