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There are international harmonization programs underway to improve the comparability of the main principles and requirements of global feed safety assurance schemes as well as feed raw material sourcing standards.

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.

FDA supports animal drug research

Grant applications are being sought by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand drugs available for the aquaculture sector to control disease. 

Feed industry: US biotech policy review needs to focus on international trade

US feed organizations and grower groups are calling for additional efforts to improve international regulatory communication and approval processes in an ongoing review of national biotechnology regulation.

First ASC certified shrimp farm in Africa

Unima, a leading exporter and shrimp producer in Madagascar, has been awarded Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, assessed against the ASC standard, for one of its farms.

Irish feed sector: no risk from labelling and HACCP legislative breaches

The number of feed sector labelling and HACCP violations reported by the Irish authorities show how effective feed controls are in Ireland, claims the Irish Grain and Feed Association (IGFA). ...

EFSA finds lecithin safe for animal feed use

After a requested review, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has deemed lecithin safe for in-feed use for all animal species.

ADM, Bungee, Cargill, Louis Dreyfus, Syngenta see some claims end in ongoing lawsuit

A series of state-law claims brought against Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Bunge North America, Cargill Incorporated, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) and Gavilon Grain have been dismissed.

Claims section of new labelling code will foster innovation: FEFAC

The development of the claims section of the revised EU feed labelling code represents a milestone in terms of evolution for the EU feed industry, argues FEFAC.

Feed Innovation

Irish start-up wants to digitize the feed industry

Contomply is an Irish firm with a new web-based application directly targeting the feed industry. 

Canadian dairy cattle may soon have another menu option

Camelina meal is being tested as an ingredient for use in dairy rations in Canada in a bid to enhance milk quality.

Ongoing US lawsuit may add wrinkles to proposed Syngenta, ChemChina sale

An ongoing lawsuit regarding GM corn may add some challenges to the potential sale of Syngenta to ChemChina, says expert.

Reports from CFI's Strategy Conference on Animal Agriculture

Can gene splicing help with antibiotic reduction in animal production?

Advances in selective breeding have helped ensure feed efficiency, but challenges to future research employing genetic manipulation tools remain, heard delegates at a Center for Food Integrity (CFI) event in Illinois....

Monsanto soybean strain finds cool welcome from US growers, buyers

Several US companies are set to reportedly reject a new strain of soybean from Monsanto as approval for import of the variety in the European Union lags.

EU court taking legal action against Monsanto GMO seriously: Testbiotech

The NGOs involved in the legal action against a decision made by the EU Commission to authorise new genetically engineered Monsanto soybeans are cautiously optimistic after arguments were aired in...

US, Canadian feed approval processes set to be overhauled

The FDA is looking to align the three routes of feed registration in the US for greater efficiency, with the future legal status of AAFCO ingredient definitions uncertain, while the...

US soy growers call on EU Commission to approve biotech feed crops

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has asked for help from top US agricultural officials to generate forward momentum on EU Commission approvals of new soybean traits. 

EFSA unable to conclude on efficacy of AlzChem additive in breeder hens and piglets

German firm, AlzChem, is looking to the Commission to act after an inconclusive EFSA opinion on the efficacy of its guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) product beyond chicken feed.

Feed industry views sought in Canadian regulation overhaul

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking input on updates being made to its feed regulation framework.

Cargill, ADM and other plaintiffs want Syngenta corn litigation countersuit thrown out

ADM, Cargill, Express Grain Terminal LLC and Rail Transfer Inc have recently called for third-party and counterclaims brought against them by Syngenta in the ongoing biotech corn lawsuit to be...

Appeal denied in Syngenta case

Syngenta cannot appeal a ruling allowing Cargill, ADM and others to continue to sue the Swiss company alleging damages from the sale of the Swiss company’s Viptera seed into the US...

Joint program from TAMU and FAO aims at capacity building in feed lab work

Texas A&M and the UN’s Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) are training feed laboratory employees to develop quality lab practices and improve feed safety in developing countries.

Raisio CEO outlines global growth strategy for Benemilk as first patent awarded

Intellectual property is the cornerstone of innovation in the competitive feed sector said the CEO of Finnish group, Raisio, as its first patents for Benemilk feeds have been granted in...

EU market authorization suspension for feed probiotic upheld

The EU Commission’s standing committee on plants, animals, food and feed (SCoPAFF), in a majority vote last week, upheld the authorization withdrawal decision on the controversial feed additive, Toyocerin....

Industry views sought on aqua feed standard: IFFO queries lack of metrics on soy

The IFFO is backing the draft ASC Responsible Feed Standard but questions why there is such a focus on marine ingredients given the fact they only make up the minority...

'The status quo is not sustainable’ - Andriukaitis briefs MEPs on GM proposal

The EU Parliament’s ENVI Committee held an exchange of views last week with EU Commissioner for health and food safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, focusing on the proposal giving EU countries the possibility...