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November 05, 2018

EU Regulation n. 2018/1564 - Feed additives: extended use of the dolomite-magnesite preparation also in feed intended for all animal species

The European Commission has extended the use, according to the expected conditions, of the dolomite-magnesite preparation, as well as in feed to feed dairy cows and other ruminants for dairy production, weaners and previously approved fattening pigs, also to those for all animal species.

The European Commission, with EU Regulation of 17 October 2018 n. 1564, extended the use of the dolomite-magnesite preparation also in feed intended for all animal species, except in feed intended for dairy cows and other ruminants for dairy production, weaners and pigs for fattening, as already authorized previously with a specific provision that remains in force.

The Regulation in question enters into force on 8 November 2018.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/1564

In view of the fact that:

  • the dolomite-magnesite preparation has been authorized for ten years in feed intended for dairy cows and other ruminants for dairy production, weaned piglets and pigs for fattening;
  • an application for authorization for use has been submitted, in accordance with the legislation governing additives for animal feed, of the preparation in question also in feed intended for all animal species;
  • The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that there are no harmful effects on animal health, human health or the environment in the proposed conditions of use;

the European Commission has authorized, until 8 November 2028 and according to the conditions laid down therein, the use of the dolomite-magnesite preparation in feed intended for all animal species, excluding dairy cows and other ruminants for dairy production -casearia, of weaned piglets and pigs for fattening as previously authorized with specific provision, classifying it in the technological additives category and the anti-caking functional group.