FEFAC welcomes that in the eyes of the authorities medicated feed remains acknowledged as a safe and legitimate route of administration of medicines to farm animals. The agreement sets proportionate technical requirements for the manufacturing of medicated feed in multipurpose feed mills, which was a key concern for FEFAC. The restrictions on prophylactic and metaphylactic use with a view to bringing down the occurrence of AMR are consistent with the political decisions made in the context of Veterinary Medicinal Products Regulation.
FEFAC has always reminded that the production of medicated feed is a service provided by compound feed manufacturers to livestock farmers, based on the advice and prescription of the veterinarian. Providing non-medicated feed solutions is the core business of compound feed manufacturers and a key contribution to support the health of farm animals and reduce the need for veterinary treatment. For further information on the role of animal nutrition in optimal farm animal health management, FEFAC refers to its earlier published factsheet.
FEFAC and BFA are pleased to confirm the new dates of our XXIX FEFAC Congress which will be held on September 24-25, 2020 in Antwerp in the Queen Elisabeth Hall. We will shortly provide you with updated information regarding the draft programme and registration process.