Dutch compound feed and premix manufacturer, ForFarmers, is continuing its extensive research into the use of insect protein in feed, this time looking at the safety aspects of feedstocks for the insects.
DG Santé, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, is currently reviewing legislation to allow insect derived meal to be included in the diets of farmed fish, according to the IPIFF.
Results of insect meal fish, pig and poultry feeding trials released
Researchers, publishing the findings of extensive feeding trials with insect derived meal today, called for a review of insect protein legislation in the EU and funding to help address its protein deficit.
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Three quarters of EU-wide consumers polled would be “comfortable” eating livestock fed on insect protein, says the organization behind the survey - the €3m EU funds backed insect to feed research initiative, PROteINSECT.