IFP mission is to represent and to defend the interests of the inorganic feed phosphate producers of the European Union in a coordinated approach, to promote the use, the quality, the bioavailability of inorganic feed phosphates and to follow up trade, scientific research, legislation, technical and environmental issues.


  • To follow the developments of the White Paper and support the Feed cluster position for having feed materials out of the scope of REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals)
  • Development of a scientific reference with relevant information about inorganic feed phosphates

Main activities

  • To collect and monitor official statistical figures on the inorganic feed phosphates market following the CEFIC statistical rules.
  • To continue to promote the Quality logo and to assess the quality of the members’ products by a regular control of those products.
  • To ensure that the Quality logo is correctly registered in the different countries.
  • To notify OLAF and the customs authorities when improper import and nomenclature are used.
  • To perform scientific studies in order to demonstrate the effects of inorganic feed phosphates vs. alternative products.
  • To prepare and publish articles on inorganic feed phosphates.
  • To further investigate the concept of highly digestible phosphates.
  • To analyse the effect of legislation on the industry, especially in the field of food and feed safety.

Main partnerships

  • Strenghten the coordination with CEFIC Food & Feed Cluster, FEFANA (EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures), FEFAC (European Feed Manufacturers Federation), EMFEMA (International Association of the European Manufacturers of Major, Trace and Specific Feed Mineral Materials) and IFIF (International Feed Industry Federation) to work on common objectives like Codes of Good Practice and to defend the position of the feed industry
  • To investigate the way to develop a standard for chemical analytical methods for inorganic feed phosphates with the CEN (The European Committee for Standardization)


  • Chairman: Eric Hervé
  • Sector Group Manager: Bernard de Galembert
  • General Assembly
    • Technical and Regulatory task force
    • IED - BREF task force


The Inorganic Feed Phosphates Sector Group brings together feed phosphate producers in Western Europe. (see Members).