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November 12, 2020

FEFAC launches LinkedIn page

FEFAC can now be found on LinkedIn» read more
October 23, 2020

Statement by COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC following the vote on EP report on EU legal framework to halt EU-driven deforestation

COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC - together representing the EU grain and oilseed trade, crushing and animal feed industry – take note of the adoption of the EP own-initiative report “on an EU legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation” (2020/2006 (INL)) by MEP Delara Burkhardt, during the Parliament’s plenary session on 22 October 2020.» read more
October 16, 2020

Questionnaire to operators in the agri-food supply chain on effects of the COVID-19 outbreak

European Commission has published via its Joint Research Centre a survey to capture experience of the agri-food chain operators during COVID-19 outbreak. » read more
October 05, 2020

FEFAC is looking for a Junior Digital Communication Officer (m/f)

FEFAC is mandated to expand on its digital communication activities and would like to add a person to its team in Brussels. This Junior Digital Communication Officer (m/f) would start as from 1 November 2020, on a 30hrs/week contract basis in the initial "start-up" phase.» read more
October 02, 2020

Recording of FEFAC's "livestream" XXIX Congress available

The recording of the FEFAC XXIX Congress on 25 September 2020 are now accessible on FEFAC and BFA websites.» read more
September 25, 2020

The Charter contains concrete feed sector actions at EU and national level featuring animal nutrition solutions that can help increase the sustainability of livestock farming operations

During the event, FEFAC published its Feed Sustainability Charter 2030, highlighting five key ambitions how the European Feed Industry can contribute to the development of more sustainable livestock and aquaculture value chains. FEFAC President Asbjørn Børsting and BFA Managing Director Katrien D’hooghe highlighted how the Charter’s actions and commitments are matching the specific EU Green Deal Objectives affecting the livestock and aquaculture sectors.» read more
September 23, 2020

Review of the RED – the Molasses for Food Alliance again identifies high risk of losing essential raw material against biofuels producers

The Molasses for Food Alliance, of which FEFAC is a member, has reminded that molasses should not be included in the Annex IX of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), in the context of its ongoing review due by June 2021.» read more
September 16, 2020

Joint COCERAL/FEDIOL/FEFAC statement: Fighting deforestation: we need a framework conducive to changing practices on the ground

The industry and trade members of COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC share public concern of the incidence of fires on native vegetation, wildlife and on local communities. Fires in the Amazon region are raising particular attention because of their alleged link with land grabbing practices and with deforestation.» read more
August 25, 2020

GFLI Gearing-Up for Launch

The non-profit Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) is on its way to becoming fully operational. It is now possible for organizations to join GFLI as a member.» read more
July 09, 2020

EPRUMA Statement: Policy targets should aim at ensuring responsible use of veterinary antibiotics

The EU Farm to Fork strategy published in May sets out proposals for legislative revisions and targets to ensure a transition in Europe to a more sustainable food system. EPRUMA welcomes the ambition of the transition and highlights that the livestock sector has already made great progress in working towards the antimicrobial use target outlined. » read more
June 05, 2020

FEFAC signs open letter highlighting the value of animal agriculture

Almost 70 groups and individuals representing farmers, producers, vets and researchers from across the world have written an “open letter” to highlight the valuable role that animal agriculture has held during the Covid-19 pandemic.» read more
May 14, 2020

An animal health scientist’s point of view on the alleged connection between food production and COVID-19

Brussels, 14 May 2020 – The crisis is a fact, the way out uncertain. We see the deadly virus as the very real and almost only truth and act accordingly. Almost every social, commercial and political act today starts from the COVID-perspective. The European Commission reprioritises its major research funding instrument Horizon 2020, the publication of the Commission’s Green Deal Farm to Fork Strategy is delayed and “should reflect the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to food security”.» read more
April 09, 2020

COVID-19 IMPACTS ON THE EU GRAIN TRADE, OILCRUSHING FARM ANIMAL FEED SECTOR

During these times of crisis, COCERAL, FEDIOL, FEFAC, their member associations and individual companies are fully committed to fulfil their core mission: to continuously supply the food and feed chain by ensuring that nutritious and safe products are available at all times to the food and livestock industry. This helps provide access to affordable food to all European citizens and adequate nutrition to animal husbandry. » read more
April 09, 2020

JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK PARTNERSHIP ON COVID-19

In these troubled times, international collaboration between the governmental and private sectors is more important than ever to ensure food safety, food security and nutrition and thus improving the general welfare of people around the world. Industry and global intergovernmental organizations must work together to ensure that both national food markets and the world market continue to be transparent, stable and reliable sources of food supply.» read more
April 01, 2020

European compound feed and premix sector commitment to ensure food security by providing essential feed products and services to livestock and fish farmers

FEFAC, its member associations and individual feed companies are fully committed, to fulfil their core mission: providing Europe’s farm animals and farmed fish with the adequate nutrition to ensure safe and high-quality foodstuffs of animal origin, during these times of crises.» read more
March 13, 2020

The EU livestock chain calls for a fair recognition of the assets of the livestock sector in Sustainable Food Systems

Ahead of the publication of the Farm to Fork Strategy, a gathering of 11 EU organisations of the livestock chain, including FEFAC, issued a common vision on the Green Deal, highlighting the positive contribution of animal products and feed to Sustainable Food Systems.» read more
January 07, 2020

Feed & Food 2018

The 2018 edition of the FEFAC statistical yearbook Feed & Food was finalized and edited in December 2019. » read more
December 20, 2019

Significant increase of responsible soy usage by the European feed industry in 2018

FEFAC, representing the EU compound feed and premix industry carried out its 3rd internal monitoring on the usage of responsible soy for the calendar year 2018.» read more
October 31, 2019

Interview with Nick Major on GFLI

FEFAC President Nick Major gave an interview to Feednavigator.com in his role as Vice-Chair to GFLI» read more
August 24, 2019

Feed Formulators Europe 2019 - 26 September 2019 in Amsterdam

Feed Formulators Europe is the new one day seminar taking place on Thursday 26 September 2019 in Amsterdam. Co-located with Feed Additives Europe 2019, the content has been designed to meet the challenges of feed formulation across a variety of species.» read more
June 20, 2019

Inventory of Research Infrastructures for the cattle sector in Europe

SmartCow launched a survey to establish a database of all existing Research Infrastructures in Europe in the cattle sector, and on this basis an interactive map of these infrastructures.» read more
June 05, 2019

Animal Nutrition as key factor to support animal health

At the OIE World Assembly on 26-31 May 2019, Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF Director, underlined that animal nutrition is an important contributor to promote animal health and welfare. She also reiterated the global feed industry commitment to strong biosecurity measures for operations under its control to ensure feed safety and integrity.» read more
May 21, 2019

The European Commission published EU Feed protein balance sheet 2017/2018

On 20 May 2019, the EC published the updated EU Feed Protein Balance sheet which includes data on roughage for the first time. The EU Feed Protein Balance provides a comprehensive overview of EU feed supply. Looking at the total EU use of feed consumption, about 80% of the feed is from EU origin. Roughage, such as grass and silage maize, is the main source of feed protein, representing 45% of EU total feed use, ahead of oilseed meals (26%) and cereals (24%) (tbc).» read more
May 10, 2019

The ECJ ruling on mutagenesis requires a change in EU GMO legislation

On 23 April 2019, 22 EU food and feed chain organisations jointly signed a letter urging Member States and the EU Commission to ensure EU legislation allows EU operators of the food and feed chain to preserve access to competitive supply of innovative food and feed ingredients. On 9 May 2019, the letter received support from four additional business organisations. In total, 26 organisations are reiterating their concern about the European Court of Justice ruling on case C-528/16.» read more