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PR(09)14: Iceland fails to incorporate three regulations on feed additives


The EFTA Surveillance Authority has decided to deliver three reasoned opinions to Iceland for failure to incorporate regulations authorising feed additives.[1]

Feed additives are products used in animal feed to improve, for example, the characteristics of the feed or to make the feed more readily digestibleand thereby improve the animal’s performance. Only authorised feed additives may be put on the market.

Iceland should have incorporated the regulations by 15 March 2008.

Delivering a reasoned opinion is the second stage in infringement proceedings. The EFTA Surveillance Authority may bring the matter before the EFTA Court if Iceland fails to take satisfactory measures within two months of receiving the reasoned opinions.


For further information, please contact:


Helen Pope
Officer, Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 38, or


Inge Hausken Thygesen
Press & Information Officer, Legal and Executive Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 66





Brussels, 18 February 2009


[1]Regulation 1139/2007 on   the authorisation of L-arginine as a feed additive, Regulation 1140/2007 on the provisional authorisation of a new use of an additive already authorised in feedingstuffs and Regulation 1141/2007 on the authorisation of 3-phytase (ROVABIO PHY AP and ROVABIO PHY LC) as a feed additive

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