EFSA public consultation on the draft scientific opinion as regards maximum levels of cross-contamination for 24 antimicrobial active substances in non-target feed

Dear stakeholders,

We would like to draw your attention to an important consultation launched by the Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ) of the European Food Safety Agency, EFSA.

The open consultation concerns several sections of the draft scientific EFSA opinion on “maximum levels of cross-contamination for 24 antimicrobial active substances in non-target feed”. These sections include the description of the methodology proposed to answer the term of reference 1 of the mandate, which is related to antimicrobial resistance development, the uncertainties associated with it, and the data gaps/other considerations identified.

Additional sections of the draft opinion are shared to provide the background, contextualize the methodology, and to provide an example of the assessment if the methodology would be used (e.g. tetracyclines). These additional sections are provided only for information and are not submitted for consultation.

Due to the interlinked nature of antimicrobial resistance and the importance of feed for animals health , including when it is used as a means to dispense treatment to groups of animals, we would encourage you to consider the proposal and submit any comments you may have to EFSA.

The deadline for interested parties to submit written comments is 18 November 2020 .

Please find the link to the dedicated EFSA webpage where you will find all relevant information and documents.

If you have any questions or enquiries on the consultation, please contact: biocontam@efsa.europa.eu.

With kind regards,

Nathalie Macle

Public and Stakeholders Engagement Department

Stakeholders and Communication Division

European Medicines Agency

Domenico Scarlattilaan 6 | 1083 HS Amsterdam | The Netherlands
StakeholdersDB@ema.europa.eu / www.ema.europa.eu