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The European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) was founded in 1959 by five national compound feed associations from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

FEFAC membership today consists of national associations from EU Member States as full members and of an increasing number of observer members from non-EU countries. FEFAC is the only independent spokesman of the European Compound Feed Industry at the level of the European Institutions. FEFAC holds observer status in CODEX Alimentarius.


News

November 14, 2018

European Antibiotics Awareness Day – EPRUMA Statement

15 November is the annual European Antibiotics Awareness Day. FEFAC is a member of EPRUMA (European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals), which prepared a dedicated statement.» read more
November 13, 2018

No confirmation of feed contamination with ASFv in China

FEFAC is attentively following any information related to a possible role of feed in transmission of ASFv. In this context, FEFAC noted that tests performed by Chinese authorities on a suspect feed did not confirm the contamination. This shows that any information pointing to feed as a cause of infection with ASFv must be handled very cautiously, and requires thorough analysis before coming to any conclusion taking into account elements such as the origin of the samples, the actual contamination pathway and at which stage of the chain it could have occurred (feed ingredient supplier, feed mill, transport, farm). » read more
November 12, 2018

Outcome of the Sorghum congress - Milano - 7-8 November 2018

The 2nd International Sorghum Congress took place on 7-8 November 2018 in Milan. This gave an opportunity to discuss the ability of sorghum to compete with other cereals both in terms of profitability for farmers and economic/nutritional interest for users in both food and feed sectors. It was concluded that sorghum has a number of assets in particular in terms of environmental performance (resistance to drought and natural resilience to pest and diseases), safety (low occurrence of mycotoxins) and nutritional value (higher ME value than maize, higher protein content). It was perceived that the reasons why sorghum is no more produced / used is a deficit of communication on the actual economic, nutritional and environmental benefit and the perception that sorghum is rich in antinutritional factors, e.g. tannins, which is no longer the case for EU produced sorghum for more than 20 years.» read more
July 26, 2018

NewsFEED #12

The NewsFEED is FEFAC’s public e-newsletter, gathering all recent news relevant to FEFAC activities.
August 01, 2018

FEFAC publishes Annual Report 2017-2018

FEFAC, representing the EU compound feed and premix industry, has published its Annual Report 2017-2018. The 2017-2018 period marks the first year of the presidency of Nick Major, who highlights the implementation of the FEFAC 2030 Feed Industry Vision, adopted in 2016, as one of his first priorities. He notes that the shift of a defensive to a proactive approach is already delivering results. Major raises attention to the work FEFAC has done on sustainability, which should not be simply seen as activities on top of EU legal requirements.» read more

Upcoming Events

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GFFC 2019

11-13 March 2019 Bangkok, Thailand» read more

Publications

FEFAC Factsheet on PEF Feed Pilot

As part of the European Commission’s goal to create a single market for green products, FEFAC contributes to the feed pilot of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF). » read more

European Feed Manufacturers' Guide - EFMC

Producing safe feed and food products is first and foremost a question of good management practices at each stage of the feed and food chain from primary production to final processing. It is therefore the responsibility of each operator in the feed & food chain to implement good practices to ensure the safety of the goods he produces.» read more

Feed & Food

Statistical yearbook - 2016 - 66 pages (updated 28.12.2017)