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US appeals court upholds FDA action on judicious use of antibiotics

A US federal appeals court has ruled against the need for regulatory action to end the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics such as penicillin and tetracyclines in farmed animals.

Feed sector lobbyists disappointed over 'lack of progress' on GM approval process

EU feed and cereal sector representatives say the postponement of a decision on the authorization of eight genetically modified (GM) crops by the European Commission is ‘highly problematic’ for the security of protein supplies.

ProTerra, AB Vista, Meriden Animal Health: feed experts are on the move this summer

We look at the latest recruitment developments in the global feed industry.

Rabobank weighs up prospects for pork markets in China, Mexico and the US

The cost of feed grains in China has increased steadily in 2014 adding to the pressure on pig producers in that market, with some smaller farmers abandoning the pork business over the past few months, says Rabobank.

Nutreco revenue up on mature markets and fish feed performance

Fish feed, on the back of recent investment, is boosting profits at Nutreco, with the Dutch group posting a 2.6% hike in turnover to €2,460 million ($3,306m) in the first six months of 2014.

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Slavery in fishmeal supply: IFFO looks for ways to widen global standard to ensure worker safety

Slavery in fishmeal supply: IFFO looks for ways to widen global standard to ensure worker safety

Marine ingredients industry representative body, the IFFO, wants to extend the remit of its RS Chain of Custody...

'We're building the evidence base for the benefits of using phytase in pig feed,' says DuPont Animal Nutrition

'We're building the evidence base for the benefits of using phytase in pig feed,' says DuPont Animal Nutrition

DuPont is increasingly focused on the benefits of phytase for aquaculture, the anti-nutrient effect of phytate in young...

International Nutrition disagrees with OSHA findings into death of employees

International Nutrition disagrees with OSHA findings into death of employees

US feed ingredient supplier, International Nutrition, disputes OSHA’s findings that its decision to overload storage bins on...

Zilmax trial design defended by lead UNL scientist

Zilmax trial design defended by lead UNL scientist

US researchers, who concluded that controversial cattle feed additive, Zilmax, doesn’t have a detrimental effect on cattle...

Safety evaluation of insects for feed - EFSA scientists want terms of reference reviewed

Safety evaluation of insects for feed - EFSA scientists want terms of reference reviewed

EFSA experts say they need more information before they can go ahead with an assessment of the...