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Document 32019R1290

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1290 of 31 July 2019 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/338 as regards the minimum content of a preparation of 6-phytase, produced by Aspergillus niger (DSM 25770) as a feed additive for chickens for fattening or reared for laying (holder of authorisation BASF SE) (Text with EEA relevance.)

C/2019/5609

OJ L 203, 1.8.2019, p. 6–7 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2019/1290/oj

1.8.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 203/6


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/1290

of 31 July 2019

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/338 as regards the minimum content of a preparation of 6-phytase, produced by Aspergillus niger (DSM 25770) as a feed additive for chickens for fattening or reared for laying (holder of authorisation BASF SE)

(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 authorisation.

(2)

The use of the preparation of 6-phytase, produced by Aspergillus niger (DSM 25770), was authorised for 10 years for chickens for fattening or reared for laying by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/338 (2).

(3)

The holder of the authorisation has since proposed changing the terms of the authorisation of that preparation by reducing its minimum content from 750 FTU/kg to 125 FTU/kg of feed. The application was accompanied by the relevant supporting data. The Commission forwarded that application to the European Food Safety Authority (‘the Authority’).

(4)

The Authority concluded in its opinion of 23 January 2019 (3) that, under the new proposed conditions of use, the preparation of 6-phytase, produced by Aspergillus niger (DSM 25770), has the potential to be efficacious at the requested minimum dose of 125 FTU/kg of feed on chickens for fattening and that this conclusion can be extended to chickens reared for laying/breeding. 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 preparation of 6-phytase, produced by Aspergillus niger (DSM 25770), shows that the conditions for authorisation, as provided for in Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 are satisfied. Accordingly, the use of that preparation should be authorised as specified in the Annex to this Regulation.

(6)

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/338 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(7)

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) 2018/338, in the column ‘Minimum content’ corresponding to chickens for fattening and chickens reared for laying, ‘750 FTU’ is replaced by ‘125 FTU’.

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 July 2019.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 29.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/338 of 7 March 2018 concerning the authorisation of a preparation of 6-phytase, produced by Aspergillus niger (DSM 25770) as feed additive for chickens for fattening, chickens reared for laying, pigs for fattening, sows, minor porcine species for fattening or for reproduction, turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding, all other avian species (excluding laying birds) and weaned piglets (holder of the authorisation BASF SE) (OJ L 65, 8.3.2018, p. 17).

(3)  EFSA Journal 2019; 17(2):5607.


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