The report finds that official controls in EU Member States on feed additives and their pre-mixtures, function largely well in context of the established risk-based control systems. However, it also outlines some areas for improvement such as the assessment of feed business operators’ hazard analysis and critical control points’ systems, the assessment of operators’ tests on homogeneity and measures to minimize unavoidable carry-over of certain feed additives, the follow-up of non-compliances, official controls on retained samples, controls on labelling and official sampling and interpretation of results.

The report is based on the results of 10 audits carried out by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety in 2018-2019.