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October 02, 2017

European Commission publishes EU Industry Policy Strategy

On 13 September 2017, the Commission launched a Communication on “Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry”.» read more
September 20, 2017

Website dedicated to stop promotion of molasses as a biofuel feedstock launched

On 18 September 2017, the website “molasses for food” was launched to call for the removal of molasses from the Annex IX of the revised Renewable Energy Directive. FEFAC is one of eight EU associations that form the coalition (EFFPA, CEFIC, AIBI, COFALEC, Brewers of Europe, CAOBISCO & CIUS).» read more
July 13, 2017

AFCC statement on CAP after 2020: fresh focus needed on sustainable food, jobs, growth and innovation

All European citizens rely on, and greatly benefit from, a well-functioning and competitive agri-food sector that provides safe, nutritious and high quality agricultural products, as well as sustainable, affordable food produced in the EU.» read more
June 28, 2017

Roadmap for sustainable EU livestock published

As a result from a series of events about livestock farming organised by the EU-40 in the European Parliament in 2016, a roadmap document for increased sustainability of EU livestock farming has been published.» read more
June 23, 2017

Third updated of the EU Catalogue of feed materials published

The third update of the EU Catalogue was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 21 June 2017. 35 new items have been introduced and the descriptions of a number of existing entries have been improved.» read more
June 02, 2017

EFSA holds first meeting of its Stakeholder Forum

On 30-31 May 2017, the first meeting of EFSA’s new Stakeholder Forum took place. Arnaud Bouxin represented FEFAC as one of the registered members that were given the opportunity to provide strategic input into EFSA’s work plans and future priorities.» read more
June 01, 2017

Commission formally adopts Regulation that approves insect meal in aquafeed

On 24 May 2017, the European Commission formally adopted Regulation (EU) 2017/893, which authorizes the use of insect processed animal proteins (insect PAPs) in feed for aquaculture animals as from 1 July 2017.» read more
June 01, 2017

Agri-Food Chain Coalition: Responding to Commissioner’s call to promote science

Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis called for “all the stakeholders including farmers to work together with you and play a vital role to advance the promotion and understanding of science wherever possible,” at the COCERAL/UNISTOCK Conference on “Innovation in the food chain: Communicating risks, sharing experiences, seizing opportunities”, held in Poland on 30 May 2017.» read more
May 08, 2017

Explanatory factsheet for MoU on responsible soy

The partners of the Memorandum of Understanding on responsible soy (ABIOVE, APROSOJA, FEFAC, FEDIOL & IDH) have made a factsheet available to provide more insights to interested stakeholders into the cooperation agreement and working plan signed on 19 January 2017.» read more
April 28, 2017

FEFAC position on the EU Commission consultation on its action plan on AMR

In line with its vision on Animal Nutrition in 2030, FEFAC participated in the EU Commission consultation on the measures to be included in its future action plan on antimicrobial resistance.» read more
February 17, 2017

FEFAC part of joint declaration on EU Industrial Strategy

92 European industry associations signed up to a joint declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy.» read more
February 15, 2017

Nick Major displays FEFAC Sustainability Vision at USSEC Conference

At the 5th USSEC Soy Trade Exchange in Lisbon on 9-10 February 2017, Nick Major (UK, ForFarmers) presented the two core FEFAC activities as part of its Sustainability Vision; facilitating responsible soy sourcing and measuring the environmental performance of feed production.» read more
February 13, 2017

FEFAC supports joint statement on preserving comitology system

FEFAC has co-signed a joint statement urging the European Commission to take into account the importance of taking science-based decisions before considering amending the comitology system.» read more
February 03, 2017

10th IFRM meeting again shows value of public-private sector dialogue

On 30-31 January 2017, The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), in cooperation with the FAO, organised the 10th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) in Atlanta, USA. At the event, feed industry representatives and feed regulatory officials from around the world discussed the most pertinent issues regarding feed safety.» read more
December 09, 2016

Richie Flynn, IFA, formally elected first chair of the new EU Aquaculture Advisory Council

The 1st General Assembly meeting of the AAC held on 8 December 2016 in Paris, elected Mr Richie Flynn, Irish Farmers Union, as first chair of AAC. He will be supported by two Vice Presidents, Mr Mark Phillip Buckhout, Seas at Risk, and Mr Marco Gilmozzi, the newly elected President of FEAP. The AAC General Assembly approved the Statutes, budget and work programme for 2017 and also elected all 20 members of the Executive Committee, where the industry seat will be held by Niels Alsted, Chairman of FEFAC’s Fish Feed Committee. The first meeting of the AAC Horizontal issues Working group took place on the same day. Definition of sustainable aquaculture and sustainable fish feeds were listed among key potential working priorities.» read more
November 22, 2016

EU Circular Economy Mission in China – Ruud Tijssens on speaker panel

FEFAC President Ruud Tijssens, accepted the invitation of the Director General of DG ENVI, Mr Daniel Calleja-Crespo, to join the EU Circular Economy Mission in China, from 22-24 November 2016. The main objective of the mission, attended by European and Chinese industry leaders of the Environmental technology and recycling sector, as well as top EU and Chinese Ministry officials, is to investigate technological and finical frameworks which could stimulate mutual investment in innovative “green” industrial and service projects. Ruud Tijssens will share the feed industry perspective on the circular economy concept in the EU feed and livestock sector.» read more
November 21, 2016

FEFAC draws the attention of Commissioner Andriukaitis to the role of animal nutrition in the fight against AMR

On the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2016), FEFAC sent a letter to the European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis stating the importance of including nutritionally optimised animal feed as a tool in the development of the EU One-Health action plan to reduce antimicrobial resistance.» read more
November 18, 2016

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2016: EPRUMA reiterates commitment to responsible use

In the light of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November 2016, EPRUMA has reiterated its pledge to promote the responsible use of all veterinary medicines, including antibiotics, as part of the One-Health approach. The 10 member associations, including FEFAC, collaborate on the facilitation of information exchange on best practices and the increased transparency on antibiotic use at farm level.» read more
November 17, 2016

International year of pulses: joint FEFAC, Copa-Cogeca and Coceral event at the European Parliament on 29 November 2016

In the context of the international year of pulses, FEFAC, Copa-Cogeca and Coceral will organise a workshop at the European Parliament on 29 November 2016 at 18:30 hrs. Mr Petri Sarvamaa, MEP, will host the event.» read more
October 25, 2016

EU Commission website on new rules for official controls in feed and food

Further to the political agreement on the recasting of the EU Regulation on Official Feed and Food Controls, a new Regulation is expected to be adopted and published in the official journal in March 2017, with measures being implemented stepwise, some within a year after publication and others within 6 years. The EU Commission will have to draft within these 6 years many different delegated and implementing acts and decided to involve stakeholders all along the process, via a public website.» read more
October 20, 2016

10 year anniversary of the Soy Moratorium

On 19 October 2016, an event dedicated to the 10 year anniversary of the Soy Moratorium was held in São Paolo, Brazil. The Soy Task Force (GTS) announced that soy not compliant with the Soy Moratorium represents only around 1% of the total deforested area in the Amazon Biome, showing the effectiveness of the public-private agreement as well as the very limited influence of soy production on illegal deforestation in that region over the past decade.» read more
October 19, 2016

Animal Task Force seminar on 16 November 2016 in Brussels

The Animal Task Force, a European Public-Private Platform promoting sustainable and competitive livestock farming in Europe, has published the programme for their seminar on 16 November 2016 on the circular bioeconomy in animal production.» read more
October 14, 2016

IFIF & FAO continue to strengthen collaboration on critical issues

On 6-7 October 2016, IFIF and the FAO held their 15th annual meeting at FAO Headquarters in Rome to further strengthen their collaboration on ensuring safe, nutritious and sustainable feed and food.» read more
October 14, 2016

EPRUMA & Slovak Presidency jointly promote responsible use of veterinary medicines

On 13 October 2016, EPRUMA (European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals) and the Slovak Council Presidency held a workshop to foster the exchange of information on best practices in responsible veterinary medicine use, including increased dialogues between public authorities and the private sector across the EU.» read more
October 14, 2016

Level playing field needed to ensure EU raw materials supply

On 12 October 2016, COCERAL and COPA-COGECA organized a workshop in the European Parliament to discuss the outlook, competitiveness and challenges of producing and supplying raw materials in the EU.» read more
August 02, 2016

FAO article highlighting importance of animal nutrition

On Feedipedia.org, an article by Harinder Makkar (FAO) was published, highlighting the importance of animal nutrition in many different aspects.» read more
August 02, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: XXVIII FEFAC Congress 7-9 June 2017 / Cordoba

The next FEFAC Congress will be held on 7-9 June 2017 in Cordoba (Spain), kindly co-hosted by AFACA (Association of Compound Feed Manufacturers of Andalusia) and CESFAC, and in conjunction with the V International Congress of Animal Nutrition.» read more
July 26, 2016

Last public consultation Feed PEF Pilot launched

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) is a multi-criteria measure of the environmental performance of any kind of product throughout its life cycle. The Feed PEF Pilot prescribes the specific product category methodological requirements (PEFCR) for the production of feed for food-producing animals. The public consultation of the draft Feed PEFCR is open until 9 September 2016.» read more
July 26, 2016

Communication toolkit for FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines

On 26 July 2016, FEFAC published a range of documents to help with the understanding and visibility of the FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines. The Soy Sourcing Guidelines themselves have only changed visually. It is still the same version as the one released in August 2015.» read more
December 30, 2015

Feed & Food 2015

The 2015 edition of the FEFAC statistical yearbook Feed & Food was finalized and edited in December 2016.» read more