The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said French documentation supporting the country's attempt to ban Monsanto's MON810 genetically modified maize in Europe contains no new information or scientific basis to support such a ban.
UK pig industry representatives have criticized a report from Defra looking at the progress of various livestock sectors on climate change targets saying feed conversion ratio (FCR) is too simplistic a metric for GHG emission performance.
An EU Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) audit from November last year found the Spanish feed chain control system does not take into account all known feed safety risks and that it “repeatedly missed certain non-compliances by feed operators.”
EU feed and cereal sector representatives say the postponement of a decision on the authorization of eight genetically modified (GM) crops by the European Commission is ‘highly problematic’ for the security of protein supplies.
There are a limited number of nanomaterials in development for feed additives, but projects with some momentum behind them include one looking to replace antibiotics with nano-sized substitutes, finds an EFSA-commissioned report.
Adding a yeast derivative based on brewery yeast hydrolyzate to the diet of post-weaned piglets may support their immune system without affecting animal performance, says a new study from The Netherlands and Finland.
EFSA is set to increase the number of technical hearings it offers to applicants to give them greater opportunity to discuss outstanding questions about their applications during the food and feed additive risk assessment process.