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
June 14, 2016

Feednavigator.com interview with President Ruud Tijssens

At the FEFAC-FEFANA Conference “Innovation in Animal Nutrition” on 9 June 2016 in Brussels, FEFAC President Ruud Tijssens gave an interview to Feednavigator.com.» read more
June 10, 2016

COCERAL, FEDIOL & FEFAC send open letter to President Juncker

The open letter calls on the Commission President to deal with the authorisation of three GM soya bean products as a matter of urgency.» read more
June 01, 2016

EP report on “Technological solutions for sustainable agriculture in the EU” gets strong backing from Agri-Food Chain Coalition

The report on “Technical solutions for sustainable agriculture” drafted by MEP Anthea McIntyre and already endorsed by the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee (COMAGRI), received strong backing by the Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC) at a dinner debate in Brussels on 31 May 2016, just days before the final vote in Strasbourg next week. FEFAC is one of 11 EU associations from the agri-food chain who together form the AFCC.» read more
May 30, 2016

FEFAC response to WWF Soy Scorecard

FEFAC, as a representative of the European feed Industry, has taken the initiative to come up with Soy Sourcing Guidelines as a professional recommendation for feed companies to source soy that is produced in a responsible manner. The goal of the Guidelines is to provide transparency to market operators interested in purchasing responsible soy and to give suppliers and farmer organisations an incentive to develop their own approach for responsible soy cultivation together with their farm base.» read more
May 04, 2016

Publication of the ISO TS 22002 on prerequisite programmes for feed and animal food production

ISO published in the second half of April its Technical Specification ISO TS 22002-6 Prerequisite programmes on food safety – Part 6: Feed and animal food production.» read more
April 29, 2016

FAO publishes video on importance of feed safety

FAO stresses the need for feed safety as the expected 60% increase in global demand for animal products will require a doubling of the production of feed, putting pressure on the availability of feed resources.» read more
April 13, 2016

French feed industry representation EUROFAC launched

On 23 March 2016, SNIA, AFCA-CIAL and Coop de France Nutrition Animale launched the new French feed industry EU representation body EUROFAC. The overarching structure aims to strengthen the French feed industry representation at EU level, particularly within FEFAC.» read more
March 24, 2016

Terrorist attacks in Brussels

On 22 March 2016, there were terrorist attacks at Zaventem Airport and in the metro station Maelbeek, which is one metro station away from the closest metro station to the FEFAC office, Schuman.» read more
March 11, 2016

Agri-Food Chain Coalition highlights importance of innovation

The Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC), consisting of 11 EU associations (including FEFAC) who represent agricultural and food business interests, continue to highlight the importance of putting innovation at the heart of Europe’s agri-food policy making. Together, the industries united in the AFCC account for more than 30 million jobs and some 3.5 per cent of the EU’s gross value added.» 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