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EU regulatory clearance for $130 billion merger of Dow and DuPont

The EU said it decided to approve a merger between US chemical companies, Dow and DuPont, because they made “significant commitments” to meet its competition concerns.

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Conflict of interest questions: EFSA wants feedback on policy

EFSA is seeking comment from the scientific community, NGOs, MEPs and other stakeholders on its independence policy.

Expanding eConnectivity in agriculture

US grain producers and handlers may soon have more powerful data management capabilities to address traceability and the regulatory needs of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) thanks to a...

Omega-3 canola oil supplier filing for regulatory approval in Australia, US and Canada

Omega-3 canola firm Nuseed has filed for regulatory approval in Australia, with submissions for Canada and the US set to be lodged later this month.

EU farmers want short-term ban imposed on Brazilian meat imports

The EU farm lobby wants the EU Commission to impose a temporary ban on Brazilian meat imports, in the wake of the meat scandal in the Latin American country. 

Canada: anti-caking agent recalled over dioxin concerns

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency advised a manufacturer to recall a feed ingredient from the Canadian marketplace due to unacceptable levels of dioxins.

Soy cultivation: What is the path to sustainable land use in Brazil?

Expansion of soy production in the Brazilian Cerrado is possible but it needs to be managed to preserve areas of biodiversity, says an expert.

Chicken feathers in pet food: Wilbur-Ellis denies misbranding and adulteration

A California company says it is ready to defend itself in court over accusations it misbranded its pet food products by using too many lower-quality ingredients, such as chicken feathers,...

Mercosur deal: Brussels pressed over Brazilian meat scandal

The EU farm lobby has stressed concerns over meat standards and safety must be given priority in discussions with the Latin American trade bloc in the wake of the corruption...

EU insect meal manufacturers look beyond fish

European insect protein players are aiming to push for regulatory change to allow larvae meal to be used in EU pig and poultry production. 

Towards sustainable fishery management for Peruvian anchovy

The Peruvian anchovy fishery - the aquaculture feed industry’s most important individual fishery - is embarking on a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) to improve its sustainability record.

EU parliament votes to keep food losses as feed, not waste

The feed and formers foodstuffs sectors have welcomed the plenary vote by the EU Parliament backing a Commission proposal to leave raw materials placed on the market as feed outside...

Glyphosate should not be classed as a carcinogen: ECHA

In a long awaited opinion, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said, on the available scientific evidence, there were no grounds to classify the controversial herbicide, glyphosate, as a carcinogen, as...

Botanicals player pulls off second regulatory coup

Delacon said it received the official EU authorization of its plant-based compound for use in poultry last week.

Agri-trade alliance prepares for Brexit battle

A newly formed alliance of eight agri-trade groups in the UK sees strength in numbers as the exit from the EU looms.

Clear conscience: users of responsible soy can claim ‘zero deforestation’

By sourcing soy that conforms to a new responsible production standard, feed users and producers can demonstrate that their operations haven’t had caused any deforestation.

Special edition: organic feed

Fungal supplement may reduce parasite load in organic dairy calf systems

Dietary treatments of fungal spores may help manage gut parasites in calves reared organically, say researchers.

Model for success: Commission hails Dutch policy on antibiotics

An EU Commission report has praised the antibiotic reduction efforts in livestock production in the Netherlands.

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US confirms bird flu on poultry farm

A strain of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza has been found at the facility of a commercial chicken breeder flock, said the USDA.

USDA sees a return to 'normal' levels

Fishmeal production expected to jump in Peru

Fishmeal production along with corn and soybean meal imports are on the upturn in Peru based on feed demand, says USDA.

Launch set for VIV Asia

Biomin chasing EU zootechnical registration for new phytogenic product

Biomin is in the process of compiling dossiers in its application for an EU registration, based on performance parameters, for its new phytogenic product targeted at piglets and broilers.

Controlling deforestation will require government, industry, farmers, local communities and civil society to develop new systems, says Bunge

'Bunge and Cargill are not living up to their commitments to protect forests' claims Mighty Earth soy investigation

One company alone cannot solve deforestation challenges linked to soy, says Bunge

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UK feed producer fined as worker loses finger

A court has fined UK animal feed manufacturer, W L Duffield and Sons Ltd, after a mill cleaner suffered a serious hand injury.

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'International markets are key for continued development and success of the US feed industry'

Wilbur Ross, the new US commerce secretary, has been welcomed by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA).

Special Edition: Organic Feed

US organic feed grains have room to grow

Despite continuing interest in organic feed production, organic crops production is not keeping pace, says analyst.

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