The European Commission published a new regulation, (EC) No 885/2009, intended to reduce the fees for feed additive authorization. This will result in direct savings for the industry, according to the EU Feed Additives and Premixtures Association (FEFANA).

Applicants will now be allowed to put forward grouped applications. The procedure and fees have also been amended for applications to extend the terms of an additive that has been previously authorized. Also, some applications will have fewer sample requirements.