Consultation on applications for authorisation of second tranche of feed additives

Closed 20 Jul 2023

Opened 25 May 2023

Results updated 6 Sep 2023

Publication of FSS opinion and consultation on applications for authorisation of second tranche of feed additives – Consultation Response

A summary of the consultation responses and the main themes identified in these can be found in the attached response, alongside FSS replies which are outlined in the last column of the table.

We would like to thank all stakeholders who provided their views for their consideration of this consultation.



This consultation is conducted by Food Standards Scotland (FSS) on behalf of the Minister for Public Health and Women's Health and seeks stakeholders’ views, comments and feedback in relation to the regulated product applications considered in this document, which have been submitted for new authorisation, renewal or modification of exisiting authorisations.  We ask stakeholders to consider any relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition as retained and other legitimate factors (other evidence further supporting clear, rational and justifiable risk analysis, such as consumer interests, technical feasibility and environmental factors), including those that FSS and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have identified as relevant to these applications. This provides the opportunity for stakeholders to input on the advice given to Ministers to inform decision making.

The FSS/FSA opinions takes into account the FSS/FSA safety assessments.  The views gathered through this consultation will be considered and included alongside those of officials across FSS, the FSA, Devolved Administrations and UK Government Departments in order to inform Scottish Ministers’ decision-making on whether to authorise, or renew or modify the existing authorisations of the feed additives for use in Scotland.

Why your views matter

Stakeholders are invited to consider the questions posed in relation to any relevant provisions of retained Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 on additives for use in animal nutirtion as retained and other legitimate factors as detailed above.  Stakeholder responses will be considered along with risk assessment and other factors in development of advice provided to Ministers.  Unless the views gathered in the consultation provide additional evidence, the FSS/FSA will recommend that these regulated products are authorised on the proposed terms.

What happens next

Following the end of the consultation, responses will be published and made      available to stakeholders, the Food Standards Agency and Scottish Ministers. All responses will be sent through the Citizen Space entry for this consultation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the consultation please contact


  • Consumer
  • Food Manafacturer
  • Food Producer
  • Retailer
  • Enforcer
  • Academic
  • Farmer
  • Feed Manufacturer
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • University
  • Local Authority
  • Public Analyst Laboratory
  • Commerical Food Testing Laboratory
  • Public Health Professional
  • Consumer
  • Government
  • All staff
  • Local authority
  • Farmer
  • Scottish Government
  • Public Health Division
  • FSA


  • chemical safety of food
  • food surveillance
  • environmental monitoring
  • genetic modification
  • feed
  • food
  • food law
  • feed law