IFIF together with the FAO and other international bodies, including the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and the Government of the Netherlands held a successful side event on Feed Safety during the 8th session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF) in The Hague, Netherlands.
The FAO organised event was well received by the Codex delegates and supports efforts to keep Feed Safety issues on the Codex agenda following the completion of the work of the Codex Task Force on Animal Feeding (TF AF) last year. The event was attended by around 100 participants from countries as diverse as Canada, Nigeria, Egypt, Jamaica, Iran, Cuba, Brazil, Norway, and Japan.
The side event addressed themes of interest such as risk assessment on contaminants in feed, the feed industry initiatives to ensure feed safety, the need of the food industry for safe supply, the role of capacity development. The discussions reinforced the importance of ensuring participation of feed experts in Codex work to provide information and data relevant to the animal feed sector.