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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

June 05, 2019

Animal Nutrition as key factor to support animal health

At the OIE World Assembly on 26-31 May 2019, Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF Director, underlined that animal nutrition is an important contributor to promote animal health and welfare. She also reiterated the global feed industry commitment to strong biosecurity measures for operations under its control to ensure feed safety and integrity.» read more
May 21, 2019

The European Commission published EU Feed protein balance sheet 2017/2018

On 20 May 2019, the EC published the updated EU Feed Protein Balance sheet which includes data on roughage for the first time. The EU Feed Protein Balance provides a comprehensive overview of EU feed supply. Looking at the total EU use of feed consumption, about 80% of the feed is from EU origin. Roughage, such as grass and silage maize, is the main source of feed protein, representing 45% of EU total feed use, ahead of oilseed meals (26%) and cereals (24%) (tbc).» read more
May 10, 2019

The ECJ ruling on mutagenesis requires a change in EU GMO legislation

On 23 April 2019, 22 EU food and feed chain organisations jointly signed a letter urging Member States and the EU Commission to ensure EU legislation allows EU operators of the food and feed chain to preserve access to competitive supply of innovative food and feed ingredients. On 9 May 2019, the letter received support from four additional business organisations. In total, 26 organisations are reiterating their concern about the European Court of Justice ruling on case C-528/16.» read more
June 11, 2019

OUTCOME FEFAC 60TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT “RESOURCE EFFICIENCY CHAMPIONS OF THE FOOD CHAIN”

On 6 June 2019, FEFAC celebrated its 60th Anniversary, with the theme “Resource Efficiency Champions of the Food Chain”. The event featured a key note speech by European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan and panel sessions on the challenges for the agricultural and livestock sector linked to sustainability and societal expectations.» read more
June 07, 2019

The EU-US feed industries join forces to tackle global challenges linked to sustainable and safe feed production

The American and European feed industries, represented by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC), have renewed their longstanding partnership to increase mutual cooperation on sustainable feed production, feed safety management, communication, trade and pre-competitive research. The memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed during FEFAC’s 60th anniversary event on 6 June 2019, is expected to generate significant synergies for the respective member associations and feed companies, offering global joint project and partnership opportunities.» read more
June 07, 2019

UN World Food Safety Day: EU Agri-food chain’s commitment to safe food for consumers, from farm to fork

Today is the first World Food Safety Day, following its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018. To mark the day CELCAA, Copa-Cogeca, EuroCommerce, FEFAC and FoodDrinkEurope are reiterating their commitment to delivering safe food to consumers all around the globe.» read more
June 05, 2019

+1.8% in EU compound feed production in 2018

A slight decrease expected in 2019» read more
June 03, 2019

FEFAC releases its publication on the feed industry’s use of co-products

On 3 June 2019, FEFAC released its publication called “Co-products, an essential part of animal nutrition”, which aims to create increased awareness among EU stakeholders and policy makers about the feed industry’s extensive use of co-products. The publication describes how co-products such as brewers’ grains, sugar beet pulp and wheat bran are generated during food and biofuel production, as well as what their value is in compound feed. The use of co-products is an illustration of the role European compound feed manufacturers play in the food chain’s circular economy, creating economic and environmental benefits for both the original production process and the livestock sector.» read more
May 24, 2019

FEFAC facilitates EU feed industry commitment to responsible soy sourcing

FEFAC welcomes the commitment of leading feed companies to responsible sourcing of responsibly produced feed materials. As part of their commitment, feed companies agree to take specific actions regarding the sourcing of responsibly produced soy products used in compound feed manufacturing in the EU by 2025, from home-grown and imported origins.» read more
May 21, 2019

FEFAC 60th Anniversary event - 6 June 2019

Final programme focussing on EU protein plan & climate change mitigation by EU feed & livestock sector» read more
April 24, 2019

Two new partners sign up to the EU Code of Conduct on Agricultural Data Sharing

Following its launch on 23rd April 2018, the EU Code of Conduct on Agricultural Data Sharing has received the support of two additional international federations: Centre de Liaison International des Marchands de Machines Agricoles et des Reperateurs (CLIMMAR) and AnimalhealthEurope. One year after its release, the EU Code of Conduct on Agricultural Data Sharing has been accepted and signed by over ten key European agricultural sector organisations. All signatories are convinced of the importance of setting transparent principles and guidelines to support the development of digital farming, which demonstrates the need for increased data sharing in agriculture.» read more

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Publications

Resource Efficiency Champions: Co-Products, an Essential Part of Animal Nutrition

Food-producing farm animals, especially ruminants such as cattle and sheep, have the unique capacity of being able to keep the co-products of arable product processing that are not consumed by people as food or drink, or used to produce biofuels or other industrial products, in the food chain.» read more

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

Code of good practice for the labelling of compound feed for food producing animals

This Code of Practice developed jointly by Copa-Cogeca and FEFAC in accordance with article 25 of Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 was endorsed by the EU Commission in accordance with article 26 of the same Regulation, i.e. after consultation of stakeholders and national control authorities. It provides producers of compound feed with practical recommendations on how to label compound feed in accordance with the provisions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed. It also enables farmers to better understand labeling particulars and better assess the nutrition value of a compound feed thus contributing to informed choice. It includes in particular a section on claims (permitted claims, justification of claims). This Code will be updated regularly.

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 - 2017 - 66 pages (updated 28.12.2018)