You need to apply for a test exemption if you want to perform
tests on additives that are not permitted in animal feedstuffs. You
also need to apply for a test exemption for tests carried out on a
dietetic feedstuff containing additives that are not permitted in
Animal feeds contain a large number of different ingredients.
Most of these are feedstuffs that are commercially available
However, some products may be processed only if they have been
granted an EU permit. That is true of the products referred to
above. A dossier is required in order to obtain a permit. It must
contain, among other things, reports on various types of animal
A test exemption is required in order to carry out these tests with
a product (additive) that does not have a permit, as well as on
premixes and animal feeds containing such additives.