Feed Safety

Vision on Feed Safety Management

In April 2015, FEFAC published its Vision on Feed Safety Management, an area that unmistakably belongs to the non-competitive part of compound feed production. In this vision, FEFAC most notably highlights the importance of a ‘top-of-the-pyramid’ approach in the feed supply chain as well as increased cooperation between feed business operators and official control authorities.» read more

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance has gradually become a serious threat for the future of mankind. Global action is needed to enforce better control on the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in both human medicines and livestock production. To reduce the medicine use at farm level, animal feeding can play a positive role.» read more

Medicated Feed

There are different ways to deliver veterinary medicinal products to animals: orally via feed, orally via water, injections, etc. When distributed orally via feed, the veterinary medicinal product may either be added by the farmer to the animal diet on the moment of distribution to animals (so-called post mixing or top-dressing) or incorporated in the feed itself when manufacturing the feed. This last route is called “medicated feed”. On 10 September 2014, the EU Commission issued a proposal to recast the EU medicated feed legislation (COM(2014)556). » read more

Official controls on feed and food

Official controls are a key pillar of the EU feed safety legislation. Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 establishes a detailed legal framework addressing among others the following key objectives:» read more