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$100M benefits to intensive livestock industry through changes to AgVet regulati...
FIAAA Executive Committee met with Minister Barnaby Joyce when he
announced changes which provide improved access to feed ingredients and
additives by simplifying regulations and cutting red tape. Industry has
estimated a potential benefit exceeding $100M to the intensive livestock
The Feed Ingredients & Additives Association of Australia (FIAAA)
welcomes the decision by the Australian Government to implement changes
to the registration process for feed ingredients and additives. These
changes reflect the recognised safety of ingredients and additives and
are anticipated to facilitate access to innovation and expand the range
of ingredients and additives being made available to Australian livestock
producers. It also helps make the regulation process contemporary and
world leading. In fact it has been seen as something of a model for
future endeavours by other industries and market segments.
Effective March 5, 2015, feed ingredients and additives in Australia may
no longer be required to undergo a registration process with the APVMA
and will be considered as "excluded nutritional digestive product" if the
product meets key criteria in 4 specific areas:
Under the changes products can be used if individually or collectively
the ingredients are included on one of several international lists,
claims can be substantiated, they are labelled appropriately and they are
manufactured using an audited industry Quality System (eg GMP, FIAAA,
FAMI-QS and GMP+). Details can be obtained from the Australian Pesticides
and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) website: APVMA.
FIAAA members and its Executive team have worked diligently with the
Department of Agriculture and APVMA to implement changes that were
obvious anomalies in outmoded regulations. This change follows extensive
consultation with stakeholders especially including the feed industry
(SFMCA), along with the Veterinary profession, the pet food industry and