Together, we get stronger! FEFAC has for long granted priority to collaboration with other stakeholders of the feed and food chain to tackle feed and food chain issues of common interest. FEFAC participated in the establishment and/or is member of:
EPRUMA (European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals), established in 2005 and composed of various EU organisations of the livestock and pet sectors, with the mission of promoting the responsible use of medicines in animals in the EU. EPRUMA issued in 2008 “Best-practice framework for the use of antimicrobials in foodproducing animals”. www.epruma.eu
International Feed Safety Alliance (IFSA) / IFSA Feed Ingredients Standard (IFIS) - The IFSA Feed Ingredient Standard (IFIS) has been drawn up as a collaborative industry project to ensure that safety is placed at the forefront of feed business operations, with the aim of ensuring confidence in the safety of the feed supply chain. Safe animal feeds are essential to both animal and human health, farmed animals being the source of many products for human consumption. The safety of the feed and food chain must therefore be the industry’s primary objective.
The Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC) comprises eleven EU associations from agricultural input industries such as suppliers of machinery (CEMA), seeds (ESA), fertilizers (Fertilizers Europe), crop protection (ECPA), animal health (IFAH-Europe), animal feed (FEFAC) and biotechnology-based products (EuropaBio), the agricultural trade (COCERAL and CELCAA), EU farmers (COPA-COGECA) and European food and drink manufacturing sector (FoodDrinkEurope). Together, these industries account for more than 30 million jobs and some 3.5% of the EU’s gross value added.