Regulation

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Round up of recent EFSA feed related opinions

By Jane Byrne

Newly submitted data from Norel confirms that an additive, zinc chelate of methionine sulfate, is safe for broilers when used up to the maximum content of zinc in complete feed allowed in the EU (120 mg Zn/kg complete poultry feed), concluded EFSA.

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Further antibiotic reductions in UK farming praised

By Jane Byrne

UK activist group, the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance, has hailed the 18% reduction recorded for last year in sales of all antibiotics used to treat UK farm animals last year.

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BSE case in Scotland

By Jane Byrne

The Scottish government has confirmed a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) at a farm in Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

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News in Brief

Environmental risk linked to feed additive use: EFSA consults

By Jane Byrne

EFSA’s Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) has launched an open consultation on a draft guidance document for the assessment of the safety of feed additives for the environment.

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

‘Taxing meat is wrong, dangerously wrong’

By Jane Byrne

Policymakers globally have been weighing up the benefits of taxing meat, much in the same way as sugar, carbon emissions and tobacco. However, a Zurich based scientist and entrepreneur believes such a levy on meat would be disastrous.

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Don’t have a cow man: the prospects for feed as lab meat beckons

By Lynda Searby

In the long term, lab meat production could have a “significant” impact on feed consumption, but until there is clarity around the legislative situation and production processes, the full implications are difficult to predict, says one global feed producer.

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