COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/66 of 14 December 2016
concerning the authorisation of tannic acid as a feed additive for all animal species
(Text with EEA relevance)
“…The European Food Safety Authority (‘the Authority’) concluded in its opinion of 11 September 2014 ( 3 ) that, under the proposed conditions of use in feed this substance does not have adverse effects on animal health, human health or the environment. The Authority further concluded that the function of tannic acid in feed is similar to that on food. The Authority has already concluded that for food tannic acid is efficacious, as it increases the food smell or palatability. Therefore, that conclusion can be extrapolated for feed.
(5) Restrictions and conditions should be provided for to allow better control. Since safety reasons do not require the setting of a maximum content and taking into account the re-evaluation performed by the Authority, a recommended content should be indicated on the label of the additive. Where such content is exceeded, certain information should be indicated on the label of premixtures, compound feeds and feed materials. ..”