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ADM recalls cattle feed lot for high monensin levels

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) seeks the return of a specific lot of bagged cattle feed after finding high levels of monensin.

Ireland: Questions over iodine levels in dairy feed

In response to a request from feed manufacturers, the Irish Department of Agriculture has clarified what the maximum content of iodine in complete feeds for dairy cows should be.

Unauthorized GM Bacillus subtilis production strain identified in a vitamin B2 feed additive

A genetically modified microorganism (GMM) integrating an antibiotic resistance gene was found in a riboflavin supplement from China aimed at feed use, finds newly published study. 

Syngenta GMO corn test trial: Kansas farmers win $217m

A jury has awarded $217.7m in compensatory damages to a class of Kansas-based corn producers.  

Compliant NI feed firms can expect fewer inspections

Feed businesses in Northern Ireland (NI) who participate in and comply with feed assurance schemes – FEMAS, TASCC and UFAS – can look forward to fewer inspections and less sampling,...

Microorganisms as feed additives – EFSA wants industry feedback

EFSA has launched a public consultation on its draft guidance document on the characterization of microorganisms used as feed additives or as production organisms.

EU pig sector has up to five years to phase out zinc oxide in piglet feed

The EU Commission has confirmed the EU-wide ban on the use of zinc oxide at medicinal levels in piglet feed, but member states have up to five years to phase...

Costco invests $300m in feed mill, poultry production complex

With site groundbreaking, Costco’s $300m investment in a new feed mill, chicken production facility and hatchery starts to take shape.

JBS to sell Moy Park, Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

Brazilian meatpacker, the corruption hit JBS, today announced it is selling off its share in Northern Irish integrated chicken business, Moy Park, in its plan to raise around R$6bn (US$1.8...

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Hike in animal feed exports from Scotland

Scotland reported an increase in its exports of animal feed in the first three months of 2017 compared to Q1 2016.

No borders in the ocean: Feed and seafood trade look to get their ‘sustainability’ act together

The companies involved in Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS), a project aiming to lead a global transformation towards sustainable seafood production, recently released a statement outlining concrete goals for...

Convergence project could facilitate free and fair trade of feed ingredients

A new international initiative aims to develop and establish common guidance that covers the technical requirements for the assessment of new feed ingredients, including new uses of existing feed ingredients.

USDA pulls organic importer certification from Turkish company Beyaz Agro after fraud questions

Grain exporter Beyaz Agro loses US organic certification after accusations of falsely labeled feed grains, said USDA.

Novel method offers way to extract, analyze organoarsenic in feed

A new method of extracting arsenic compounds from animal feed was found to support results and be simpler, say researchers.

‘We have the means and the obligation to influence’ – Nick Major is new FEFAC president

The new president of the EU European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation, FEFAC, is looking to ensure feed and farming are top priorities in the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) post 2020 review.

Ethoxyquin authorization suspended in the EU – are there viable alternatives?

Last week saw the European Commission formally suspend existing authorization for the antioxidant, ethoxyquin, in feed, with publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the EU.

EFSA: trial does not allow safety evaluation of zinc compound

EFSA was unable to conclude on the safety of zinc chelate of methionine sulfate as an additive for us in feed due to the limitations of the study the applicant...

What are the constraints to responsible fishmeal production in SE Asia?

Providing access to responsibly sourced local fishmeal supplies for both multinational and domestic aquaculture players based in South East Asia is the ultimate goal of a joint IFFO and GAA...

EFSA wants to help feed additive SMEs get to risk assessment stage quicker

EFSA anticipates a pilot initiative it is running for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the feed additives manufacturing sector as well as those working on novel food applications...

UK anticipates more ‘forensic approach’ to feed safety audits

UK feed and agribusiness industry representative group, the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), has changed the company it uses to endorse and audit its feed safety scheme.

Deadline looming for public feedback on US trade deal revision

The window to comment on what a proposed revision of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) should include is soon to close.

Ag, feed crop producers to carry on mitigation work post US exit from Paris Climate Agreement

Several ag and feed crop trade groups, along with agri-businesses, decry exit from Paris Climate agreement and say work on climate mitigation practices is expected to continue.

AFIA, NFGA offer database to make FSMA compliance easier

The AFIA and NGFA are offering member producers help meeting upcoming FSMA hazard analysis requirements with a searchable database of complied literature on feed hazards, says VP.

USDA: weather aids rice planting, as feed corn prices fall in Thailand

Corn exports have increased, though domestic prices have dropped, as producers turn to alternative feed ingredients including rice and wheat in Thailand, says the USDA.

Reports of falsely labeled organic feed drive industry concerns

Investigations, staffing changes and increased due diligence were among the recommendations offered by US organic organizations after reports of mislabeled imported organic feed grains.

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