Functional ingredients are feed products as defined in the Market Regulation (EC) no 767/2009. These feed ingredients are reported to have a specific function or claim. To display a claim on animal feed, the company needs to accommodate to article 13 of the above Market Regulation.
These products can only be placed on the market if they are safe and healthy and do not have a negative effect on the environment or animal welfare. All claimed aspects of the functional feed ingredients need to be well founded and are subject to the supervision of the responsible authority.