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Push to plug gaps in feed safety schemes

Push to plug gaps in feed safety schemes

By Jane BYRNE

Are feed safety schemes robust enough when it comes to food safety and fraud management? This is one of the questions being put by the initiators of a global feed safety scheme benchmarking drive who are currently reviewing the public consultation phase...

Insects billed as feed of the future

Insects billed as feed of the future

By Jane BYRNE

Insects in animal feed could soon become a reality if regulators, industry and researchers can combine their common interests to push this alternative protein source, claims a Dutch academic.

Grain supply levels set to offer respite to livestock farmers

Grain supply levels set to offer respite to livestock farmers

By Jane BYRNE

Bullish US data on the global crop outlook means livestock farmers can expect to be enjoying some respite following a particularly tough few years of high prices and lack of quality fodder, said UK brokerage house Shore Capital.

IITA looks to make cassava a major source of animal feed

IITA looks to make cassava a major source of animal feed

By Maggie Hennessy

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) convened representatives of various international research institutes to create a roadmap for jumpstarting the cassava business in Africa given its potential for use in livestock feed, enabling...

BC farmers face grain shortages

BC farmers face grain shortages

By Maggie Hennessy

Farmers in Fraser Valley in British Columbia could face grain shortages in the coming days, endangering millions of local chickens, cows and pigs, according to the Province newspaper.

Cargill on maturing global markets, increasing regulation and the role of animal protein

Interview with Cargill's marketing and technology director Scott Ainslie

Cargill on maturing global markets, increasing regulation and the role of animal protein

By Maggie Hennessy

Scott Ainslie, director of strategic marketing and technology at Cargill, recently chatted with FeedNavigator about the broad range of challenges facing the animal feed market, from finding ways to better feed a growing global population to new carbon...

Animal demand for US soybeans grows

Animal demand for US soybeans grows

By Maggie Hennessy

US animal agriculture's consumption of US-grown soybean meal increased by 1 million tons—equivalent to the meal from 42 million bushels of soybeans—in the 2011-12 marketing year, according to a soy checkoff-funded report. 

Microalgae supplements show hen egg enrichment potential

Microalgae supplements show hen egg enrichment potential

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementing the diet of laying hens with the microalgae Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Isochrysis galbana boosted the omega-3 and carotenoid profile in the yolk of the eggs, says a new study from Belgium.

Cargill to expand its poultry processing plant

UK firm wants to be more transparent after Horse Meat scandal

Cargill in $56m chicken processing expansion

By Jenny Eagle

Cargill will roll out a £35m ($56m) phased investment plan over the next three years to upgrade its technology and improve machinery at its chicken processing plant in the UK.

South Korea to allow sales of Zilmax in 2014

South Korea to allow sales of Zilmax in 2014

By Maggie Hennessy

South Korea plans to end its ban on the animal feed additive zilpaterol early next year, a senior food ministry official said on Oct. 31, opening the door to beef imports containing the growth enhancer and its domestic sale.

Monsanto's MON810 corn is the only commercially successful GM crop cultivated in Europe - but it accounts for less than 1% of European-grown corn

Monsanto pulls European GM crop applications

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Monsanto has denied media claims that it is pulling out of Europe – although it has said it will withdraw pending applications for four genetically modified crops in the EU.

Irish firm sells 50% stake in Austevoll fish oil JV

Irish firm sells 50% stake in Austevoll fish oil JV

By Shane STARLING

Irish company Origin Enterprises has sold its 50% stake in its fish and omega-3 oil JV, Welcon Invest AS, to its Norwegian JV partner, Austevoll Seafoods for €93m (740m NOK) as it focuses on agricultural activities.

Irish microbiota research centre to receive €50m boost

Irish microbiota research centre to receive €50m boost

By Shane STARLING

The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) in Cork, Ireland has received a €36m investment from the Irish government that will fund its research activities for at least another six years, its GM told us this morning.

A study examining various food-related sectors shows achievements and room for improvement in food waste diversion.

Food companies need to watch their waste

By Jenni Spinner

A study conducted by a group of food industry associations shows that food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operations have numerous opportunities to cut waste.

The US EPA and USDA are joining to combat food waste.

Agencies unite to reduce food waste

By Jenni Spinner

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Agriculture are partnering on an effort to reduce food waste in the country.

Algae producer Cellana nears full scale production phase

Algae producer Cellana nears full scale production phase

By Hank Schultz

Another company developing algal ingredients is set to make a splash in the market.  San Diego-based Cellana has finished its development phase and is close to entering full scale production, according to company officials.

UK starch byproducts project underway

UK starch byproducts project underway

By Rod Addy

Europe's largest byproducts company Soltens is working with UK frozen food firm Lamb Weston on a project to divert potato co-products from waste to other uses.

Wilmar secures IP rights to grow China’s rice bran production

Intellectual property

Wilmar secures IP rights to grow China’s rice bran production

By RJ Whitehead

Wilmar and RiceBran Technologies have announced a series of licencing tie-ins to develop rice bran and its derivatives in China. The venture will seek to develop the human food ingredient and animal nutrition markets in the country.

Japan’s ethoxyquin regulation change starting to hit shrimp exporters

Japan’s ethoxyquin regulation change starting to hit shrimp exporters

By RJ Whitehead

Last year, FoodNavigator-Asia reported that new Japanese regulations governing “acceptable” levels of the antioxidant ethoxyquin in fishmeal was destined to become a grave issue for shrimp exporters. Exactly six months later, the effects of this policy...

World's sixth biggest GM grower, China will continue to import soy

Growth of GM

World's sixth biggest GM grower, China will continue to import soy

By RJ Whitehead

As concerns grow for the security of food supplies for its billion-plus population, China—the sixth biggest producer of genetically modified crops—has resolved to continue importing GM soybeans to satisfy domestic demand.

Serbia orders measures to control aflatoxin level in milk

Serbia orders measures to control aflatoxin level in milk

By Mark Astley

The Serbian government has ordered dairy farmers in the country to implement “necessary” measures to control aflatoxin levels in the milk they produce in response to a mass recall of dairy products and widespread safety concerns.