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Mycotoxins may be an overlooked stressor for antibiotic-free poultry producers

In antibiotic free production, mycotoxin presence may be an overlooked gut health challenge for poultry, says researcher.

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Feed additives risk: EFSA asks industry to review draft guidance

EFSA has initiated the public consultation phase in relation to a series of guidance documents supporting the safety assessment of feed additives.

New report again ‘casts doubt’ on sustainability pledges of Cargill and Bunge

Cargill and Bunge stress they are focused on ending deforestation in their supply chains, as a report decries continued land clearing in the Brazilian Cerrado and the Bolivian Amazon allegedly...

US feed and grain sectors weigh in on NAFTA review

Several US feed and grain groups have called for caution moving forward and a consideration of the gains already made in the wake of a NAFTA review announcement.

Efficiency, new technology push US feed mills to be bigger, newer

New regulations, animal production expansions are driving a move toward larger, newer feed mills in the US, says new economic report.

Court decision looming in Cargill dispute with South Korean trade watchdog

A ruling in the appeal process initiated by Cargill against claims it participated in a feed cartel in South Korea is due this autumn.

California feed company settles contamination case, must pay out over $725K

Western Milling has agreed to a $526,500 cash fine and $200,000 in safety upgrades as part of a settlement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

USDA seeks improved understanding of in-feed antimicrobial use

A pair of studies is set to collect information on the use of antimicrobial products in feed and water on cattle feedlots and in swine nursery and grower-finisher facilities, says...

US Syfrett Feed told to change practices, stop making medicated feed

Syfrett Feed Company has been asked to make changes in procedure, practice not medicated animal feed, says court ruling.

Cattle-feed additive ractopamine found in Cargill horse feed

Cargill has found trace amounts of ractopamine in an equine feed supplement and is pulling the contaminated product from market.

Food and mouth disease risk from exports: USDA reviewing system gets checkup

Improved guidance and transparency are needed for USDA’s reviews of foreign animal health systems, says GAO program director. 

Finnish salmonella study estimates risk from pig feed, argues for status quo on controls UPDATED

Replacing imported feed raw materials with domestic ones could lead to a decrease in the Salmonella prevalence among pigs in countries where infection is low, such as in Finland, finds...

Potential feed link in dioxin contamination scandal in Taiwan

The spotlight is on animal feed in a probe by Taiwanese authorities investigating an incident where eggs were found to have been tainted by dioxin.

News in brief

Perdue confirmed as US agricultural secretary

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) welcome Sonny Perdue as US secretary of agriculture.

Feed not covered under US and Australian food system recognition deal

The FDA says Australia's food system is comparable to the US, but the recognition may not initially bring much change for the feed industry in either country.

US, Mexico trade rhetoric may influence feed grain market

The future for trade in feed ingredients between Mexico and the US hangs in the balance, despite desire to maintain established markets, says expert.

60-second interview: challenges in verifying a non-GMO feed supply chain

Andy Green, sustainability expert at Cert ID Europe, part of the Group ID group, wants to keep a lid on the costs of non-GM verification. We caught up with him to...

Greening the animal feed sector: carbon footprint database development

A project to benchmark the environmental impact of feed, under the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) initiative, is gathering steam.

Special Edition: Protein Alternatives

Balance sheet will enable clued-up debate around EU protein supply: FEFAC

The Commission has published an overview of protein crops used for feed purposes in the EU.

Danish fishery boss hails receiving MSC certification saying 'no MSC, no access'

Receiving Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for fishmeal and fish oil could be paramount in “accessing key markets”, according to the chief executive of the Danish Pelagic Producers Organisation (DPPO),...

US agriculture departments call for $20m to fund FSMA work on animal feed

State agricultural departments are calling for $20m in federal funding to support work on feed portions of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Proposed US organic checkoff comment period nears close

The time window to offer comments on the proposed US organic checkoff is closing, leaving reviewers seven days to share their thoughts.

Potential China, Canada free trade agreement seen as feed industry boost

The Canadian government is seeking industry and stakeholder input on a potential free trade agreement with China.

Feed, grains continue to kill in the US

In 2016, the US saw 30 deaths related to confined agricultural spaces including feed grain bins and handling facilities, says safety expert.

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