Regulation

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Krill meal maker’s private share sale ‘oversubscribed’

By Jane Byrne

Krill products producer, Aker BioMarine, is looking to raise 2.15 billion Norwegian crowns (US$225m) in a private share sale valuing it at 8 billion crowns, followed by a listing of the company’s stock on Norway’s Merkur Market.

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FDA move will boost feed trade: AFIA

By Jane Byrne

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) says the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has achieved a long-awaited major milestone that will boost the trade of US feed products abroad.

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French enactment of ECJ ruling could hurt rapeseed exports to France

By Jane Byrne

European rapeseed markets are facing a challenge as France has notified the European Commission (EC) that it intends to ban imports of Clearfield herbicide resistant varieties of rapeseed, potentially reducing the ability to import Canadian canola, commented...

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AIC looks to improve UK farmer access to feed advisers

By Jane Byrne

The Feed Adviser Register (FAR) run by UK feed and ag services trade group, Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), has launched a new initiative to allow farmers find nearby feed companies that employ registered feed advisers.

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US microbiome-focused Ascus generates $46m in Series B round

By Jane Byrne

US endomicrobial-based products producer, Ascus Bioscience, said the US$46m it has secured in a Series B funding round leaves it well positioned to continue expanding its sales and servicing teams, and to advance new and existing products in its product...

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Changes to Lysine supply in the EU: Be ready for the transition

By Jane Byrne

New EU regulation re-authorizing the various forms of the essential amino acid, Lysine, that can be placed on the EU market brings plenty of changes, says Didier Jans, managing director, SERRPA, a consultancy specialized in regulatory and public affairs.

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Bord Bia launches Grass Fed Standard

By Jim Cornall

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has launched a Grass Fed Standard, which it says is the world’s first on a national scale, that allows it to track and verify the percentage of grass consumed in the diet of Irish dairy herds.

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COVID-19 and the EU’s supply of plant protein

By Jane Byrne

The EU Commission has been urged to lift certain restrictions on protein crp production in Europe to address what the EU farming lobby terms ‘a growing risk’ to supply.

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US group to seek approval of hemp seed meal for chickens

By Jane Byrne

A US industry and policy stakeholder group is planning to submit an application in August this year to get approval for the use of hemp seed, meal and cake as protein supplements for use in the diets of layers and broiler chickens.

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Coronavirus: UK pig sector could take surplus milk

By Jane Byrne

The current shutdown of the UK food service and hospitality sectors due to restrictions in place over the coronavirus outbreak means there is a lot of surplus milk, which potentially presents an opportunity to some pig producers, said the UK National...

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China lengthens methionine anti-dumping investigation

By Jane Byrne

The Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM) has extended the investigation period of its methionine anti-dumping case against imports of methionine originating in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan by six months, reported Evonik....

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News in Brief

Certification program IFFO RS becomes MarinTrust

By Jane Byrne

IFFO RS, the business to business certification program for the production of marine ingredients, has changed its name to MarinTrust. It also unveiled a new logo.