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PR(09)79: Reasoned opinion sent to Iceland for failure to incorporate a regulation on feed additives


The EFTA Surveillance Authority has decided to deliver a reasoned opinion to Iceland for failure to incorporate a regulation setting out the rules for the preparation of an application for the authorisation of feed additives.[1]

Feed additives are products used in animal feed to enhance, for example, the characteristics of the feed or to make the feed more easily digestible and thereby improve the animal's performance. Only authorised feed additives may be put on the market.

Iceland should have incorporated the regulation by 18 March 2009.

Delivering a reasoned opinion is the second stage in infringement proceedings. If the Icelandic Government fails to take satisfactory measures within two months of receiving the reasoned opinion the EFTA Surveillance Authority may bring the matter before the EFTA court. 

For further information, please contact:

Helen Pope
Senior Officer, Internal Market Affairs Directorate

tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 38



Brussels, 18 November 2009



[1]Commission Regulation (EC) No 429/2008 of 25 April 2008 on detailed rules for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the preparation and the presentation of applications and the assessment and the authorisation of feed additives

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