Firms behind insect derived protein for animal feed have joined forces in a trade association to tackle existing EU legislative bottlenecks and ensure that stakeholders are fully aware of the sector’s production methods and regulatory adherence.
EFSA said work done for it by an external examiner as part of the preparatory phase of the re-evaluation of technological feed additives will result in a more efficient risk assessment process, which, it added, has now got underway.
Increasing livestock fertility, nailing precision feeding, developing fish meal substitutes and a migration away from antimicrobials are the immediate goals of a US led research alliance relying on ‘innovative’ nutritional and management practices.
The EU feed manufacturers’ federation (FEFAC) has published draft soy sourcing guidelines it hopes will help resolve the current disconnect in the European debate over responsible soy cultivation and facilitate greater mainstream market supply for sustainable...
Algal Scientific, a US developer and manufacturer of a microalgae-derived beta glucan for use in the diets of pigs, poultry and shrimp, has received backing to the tune of $7 million in a Series B financing round.
A project underway since February last year aims to standardize the Latin American regulatory framework for the production and commercialization of feed in the region based on Codex and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) regulations.
France’s InVivo group said it has attracted €215m ($235.3m) from investors for its animal health and nutrition division, InVivo NSA, led by private equity firm Eurazeo, now confirmed as the leading minority shareholder in that business.
The final animal food rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) won't be published until the summer, but trade representatives say feed mills need to take steps now to be fully compliant regardless of the planned phased-in transition period.
De Heus, in its strategy to be a leading player in the Vietnamese feed sector, continues to enhance its production capacity in that Asian country, with construction of its seventh feed plant underway in the Mekong Delta region.
FEFAC says the EU Commission is set to break the 18 month deadlock on GM crop imports and approve 13 biotech traits at a meeting next month, but the trade group warns against nationalization of decision making on further trait approval.