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'Political in-fighting have taken priority over the economic realities' - UK feed group aghast at Brexit plans

An EU divorce without single market access or customs union membership poses a huge threat to the UK food and agriculture industries, says agribusiness trade group.

Biomin additive can restrict trichothecene mycotoxins in poultry feed: EFSA

A Biomin additive aimed at mycotoxin control in poultry feed has garnered a positive opinion from EFSA.

Sustainability group seeks to mobilise Asian shrimp industry

New protocols aim to reform shrimp aquaculture, address feed ingredient use, says consultant.

Opinion round-up: EFSA backs pathogen and silage targeted feed additives

EFSA said an additive, when used in poultry feed, is an effective tool to reduce carcass contamination by Salmonella spp. and so improve the quality of poultry products.

Special Edition: Ruminant Nutrition

Can garlic oil reduce calf greenhouse gas emissions?

Garlic oil may offer a way to reduce cow gas emissions when used with a high concentrate diet, say researchers.

Feed safety: Is a collective approach at national level key to risk reduction?

A communication drive and expansion of geographical reach are on the agenda for a Dutch feed safety collective in 2017.

Phosphates cartel: EU court validates €60m fine on Timab

The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed the Roullier group’s appeal and confirmed the €60m fine imposed on its subsidiary, Timab, by the EU Commission for its role in...

China imposes 'punitive' DDGS anti-dumping tax, US looks to new markets

The US Grains Council (USGC) is ramping up international sales expansion efforts for US generated dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) after a slowdown in Chinese sales due to a...

Trump and Pence told trade crucial for feed and agri-business

Industry representatives have reminded the incoming US administration of the importance of trade for feed ingredient and agricultural producers.

FDA: US human-important antimicrobials sales grow, made up 62% of sales of all antimicrobials approved for livestock

Sales and distribution of antimicrobials continue to grow in the US, despite efforts to reduce use in animal feed and production.

What do probiotics and prebiotics offer farmed snakehead?

Probiotic and prebiotic use may support growth, digestion and immune functioning in farmed snakehead, say researchers. 

Texas feed mill faces second OSHA fine in two years

The Thomas Moore Feed facility is facing a second fine from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a follow-up site visit.

Nor Feed gets EU thumbs-up for its dry grape extract

The European Commission has authorized a dry grape extract developed and commercialized by French plant extracts producer, Nor-Feed, as a botanical sensory additive for use in animal nutrition.

Danish environmental impact study behind EMA decision on zinc oxide

New research prompted the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to revise its previous assessments on zinc oxide risk.

GM soybeans risk evaluation: EU court finds for Commission

Monsanto developed genetically modified soybeans were risk assessed in accordance with EU regulations, found the EU Court of Justice (CJEU).

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

New EU rules to boost food and feed safety one step away from adoption

The legislative process is nearly complete for the revised EU rules on official controls of food and feed safety, with the regulation likely to be published in March next year.

UK pig trade group furious over decision

EMA committee makes 'U-turn' decision on zinc oxide

A committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the refusal of the granting of future marketing authorisations and the withdrawal of existing ones for veterinary medicinal products containing zinc oxide (ZnO)....

Greenpeace wants EU wide ban on the feed additive

EFSA updates on timeline for ethoxyquin risk assessment

EFSA says its eagerly awaited updated opinion on the safety of ethoxyquin as a feed additive should be finalized by 2017.

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

Inorganic arsenic, arsenolipids, iodine – tracking future feed controls

A risk assessment of arsenolipids, which are lipid-soluble arsenic-containing compounds present in marine oils, is urgently needed, says a researcher. 

Special Edition: Existing and emerging feed risks

Hike in amount of feed samples tainted with Salmonella: EU report

A slight increase was seen in the overall level of Salmonella tainted animal and vegetable derived feed material last year, according to a new report.

US: Ridley business recalls beef cattle feed

US firm, Ridley Block Operations, a division of the Alltech owned Ridley Inc, has initiated a voluntary recall of a single batch of a beef cattle feed product due to...

EU organic farming regulation still proving divisive

EU agriculture ministers have failed to reach a consensus on the proposal for organic regulation.

Special Edition: Existing and Emerging Feed Risks

What risks are involved in switching formulations in feed plants?

Feed for multiple animals can be made at the same facility if safeguards are followed, says biosecurity expert.  

Green light for insect protein in fish feed in EU

The EU Commission voted yesterday (Tuesday 13 December) to open the aquaculture feed market for insect derived protein from July 2017.

Pledge seen as ‘breakthrough’ for seafood industry sustainability

Eight CEOs of the leading seafood companies globally, in both wild capture and aquaculture, along with fish feed players have signed a major ocean sustainability pledge.