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Document 32022R1442

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1442 of 31 August 2022 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1490 as regards the terms of authorisation of manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate as a feed additive for all animal species (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2022/6148

OJ L 227, 1.9.2022, p. 117–121 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2022/1442/oj

1.9.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 227/117


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2022/1442

of 31 August 2022

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1490 as regards the terms of authorisation of manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate as a feed additive for all animal species

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition (1), and in particular Article 13(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 provides for the authorisation of additives for use in animal nutrition and for the grounds and procedures for granting such an authorisation.

(2)

The use of manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate as a feed additive was authorised for all animal species by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1490 (2).

(3)

In accordance with Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003, the Commission requested the European Food Safety Authority (‘the Authority’) to issue an opinion on whether the authorisation of manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate as a feed additive would still meet the conditions laid down in Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003, if modified as proposed by the applicant. That modification consists in the extension of the protein sources for the amino acids and in the introduction of a minimum specification for free amino acids and of a tighter specification of the manganese content. The request was accompanied by the relevant supporting data.

(4)

The Authority concluded in its opinion of 29 September 2021 (3) that the modifications of the terms of authorisation applied for do not modify the conclusions reached in the previous assessments on the safety for the target species, consumers, environment and efficacy of the feed additive. The Authority concluded that the additive should be considered a skin and eye irritant and a skin sensitiser and stated a potential risk due to exposure by inhalation. Therefore, the Commission considers that appropriate protective measures should be taken to prevent adverse effects on human health, in particular as regards the users of the additive. The Authority does not consider that there is a need for specific requirements of post-market monitoring. It also verified the report on the method of analysis of the feed additive in feed submitted by the Reference Laboratory set up by Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

(5)

The assessment of the proposed modifications to the authorisation shows that the conditions for authorisation as provided for in Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003, are satisfied.

(6)

For reasons of clarity, the composition of the additive should be modified to include the indication that the additive consists of a preparation.

(7)

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1490 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1490, the entry for manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2022.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 29.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1490 of 21 August 2017 concerning the authorisation of manganous chloride tetrahydrate, manganese (II) oxide, manganous sulphate monohydrate, manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate, manganese chelate of protein hydrolysates, manganese chelate of glycine hydrate and dimanganese chloride trihydroxide as feed additives for all animal species (OJ L 216, 22.8.2017, p. 1).

(3)  EFSA Journal 2021;19(10):6895


ANNEX

Identification number of the additive

Name of the holder of authorisation

Additive

Composition, chemical formula, description, analytical method

Species or category of animal

Maximum age

Minimum content

Maximum content

Other provisions

End of period of authorisation

Content of element (Mn) mg/kg of complete feed with a moisture content of 12 %

Category of nutritional additives. Functional group: compound of trace elements

‘3b504

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Manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate

Additive composition

Preparation of manganese amino acid complex where the manganese and the amino acids derived from soya protein are chelated via coordinate covalent bonds, as a powder with a minimum content of 8 % manganese.

All animal species

-

-

Fish: 100 (total (2))

Other species: 150 (total (2))

1.

The additive shall be incorporated into feed in the form of a premixture.

2.

For users of the additive and premixtures, feed business operators shall establish operational procedures and appropriate organisational measures to address the potential risks by inhalation, dermal contact or eyes contact, in particular due to the content of heavy metals, including nickel. Where risks cannot be reduced to an acceptable level by these procedures and measures, the additive and premixtures shall be used with appropriate personal protective equipment, including skin, eye and breathing protection.

11 September 2027

Characterisation of the active substance

Chemical formula: Mn(x)1–3 nH2O, x = anion of any amino acid derived from acid hydrolysed soya protein;

Maximum 10 % of molecules exceeding 1 500 Da.

Analytical method  (1)

For the quantification of amino acid content in the feed additive:

ion exchange chromatography with post-column derivatisation and optical detection (IEC-VIS/FLD)

For the quantification of total manganese in the feed additive:

inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry, ICP-AES (EN 15510 or EN 15621) or

atomic absorption spectrometry, AAS (ISO 6869)

For the quantification of total manganese in premixtures:

inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry, ICP-AES (EN 15510 or EN 15621) or

atomic absorption spectrometry, AAS (ISO 6869) or

inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, ICP-MS (EN 17053)

For the quantification of total manganese in feed materials and compound feed:

inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry, ICP-AES (EN 15510 or EN 15621) or

atomic absorption spectrometry, AAS (Commission Regulation (EC) No 152/2009 (Annex IV-C) or ISO 6869) or

inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, ICP-MS (EN 17053)

3b504i

-

Manganese chelate of amino acids hydrate

Additive composition

Preparation of manganese amino acid complex, where the manganese and the amino acids are chelated via coordinate covalent bonds, as a powder with a content of 8 – 9 % manganese and a minimum of 17 % free amino acids.

All animal species

-

-

Fish: 100 (total (2))

Other species: 150 (total (2))

1.

The additive shall be incorporated into feed in the form of a premixture.

2.

For users of the additive and premixtures, feed business operators shall establish operational procedures and appropriate organisational measures to address the potential risks by inhalation, dermal contact or eyes contact, in particular due to the content of heavy metals, including nickel. Where risks cannot be reduced to an acceptable level by these procedures and measures, the additive and premixtures shall be used with appropriate personal protective equipment, including skin, eye and breathing protection.

3.

For additives produced from hydrolysis of animal protein, the animal origin (avian species) shall be indicated on the label of the additive and premixtures

11 September 2027’

Characterisation of the active substance:

Chemical formula: Mn(x)1-3•nH2O, where x is equal to any amino acid coming from hydrolysed protein sources from feathers or plants;

Maximum 10 % of molecules exceeding 1 500 Da.

Analytical method  (1)

For the quantification of amino acid content in the feed additive:

ion exchange chromatography with post-column derivatisation and optical detection (IEC-VIS/FLD), Commission Regulation 152/2009 (Annex III,F) and EN ISO 17180

For the quantification of total manganese in the feed additive:

inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry, ICP-AES (EN 15510 or EN 15621) or

atomic absorption spectrometry, AAS (ISO 6869)

For the quantification of total manganese in premixtures:

inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry, ICP-AES (EN 15510 or EN 15621) or

atomic absorption spectrometry, AAS (ISO 6869) or

inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, ICP-MS (EN 17053)

For the quantification of total manganese in feed materials and compound feed:

inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry, ICP-AES (EN 15510 or EN 15621) or

atomic absorption spectrometry, AAS (Commission Regulation (EC) No 152/2009 (Annex IV-C) or ISO 6869) or

inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, ICP-MS (EN 17053)


(1)  Details of the analytical methods are available at the following address of the Reference Laboratory: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/eurl/feed-additives/evaluation-reports.

(2)  The amount of inert manganese is not to be taken into consideration for the calculation of the total manganese content of the feed (manganese/kg complete feed).


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