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November 15, 2018

AFCC event on Delivering on the SDGs through Innovation in the Agri-Food Chain

On 28 November 2018, Eva Kaili (Member of the European Parliament) will host an event by the AFCC (Agri-Food Chain Coalition) on the links between agri-food chain innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals» read more
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