Press releases

19/12/2017 - Press release

FEFANA launches new website with up-dated classification tool for mixtures

FEFANA invites members and visitors to explore its new website. The new website, which has been completely revamped to improve experience and navigation, hosts two up-dated classification tools available to guide feed business operators and authorities.

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30/08/2017 - Press release

FEFANA/EAAP session on Innovation in Animal Nutrition through Specialty Feed Ingredients: latest findings for improving animal health, welfare and productivity

The 68th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) marked the first-time collaboration between EAAP and FEFANA in presenting latest scientific developments, demonstrating the role of specialty feed ingredients in animal nutrition as a critically important part of the solution to address many challenges faced by livestock industries.

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07/07/2017 - Press release

Agri-food chain coalition launches statement on the future EU common agricultural policy (CAP)

The AFCC coalition of 13 leading industry associations across the agri-food chain, including FEFANA, has made a statement on CAP lately.

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26/06/2017 - Press release

Third update of the EU catalogue of feed materials: further clarity on fermented feed products

FEFANA and its Member companies contributed actively to the third update of the EU catalogue of feed materials which is the result of a constructive dialogue with feed chain partners who are members of the EU Feed Chain Task Force on the Catalogue of Feed Materials, coordinated by FEFAC, COPA-COGECA and CEFS.

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02/06/2017 - Press release

Launch of international cooperation for convergence of technical requirements for the assessment of feed ingredients

The first Steering Group meeting of the Global Convergence Project took place in Brussels in May 2017. Representatives of the jurisdictions of CA, EU and USA as well as representatives of industry trade associations ANAC, FEFANA and AFIA officially launched the International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients.

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01/03/2017 - Press release

Joint industry declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy

FEFANA has joined an industry coalition of 125 trade associations calling for a strong EU industry strategy to support European manufacturers in delivering growth and jobs.

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17/01/2017 - Press release

FFAC: authorisation of feed flavouring additives

Press release from the Feed Flavourings Authorisation Consortia (FFAC) regarding the publication of an entire issue of the Official Journal dedicated to the authorisations of a set of more than 150 feed flavouring additives.

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13/06/2016 - Press release

FEFAC-FEFANA conference puts animal nutrition on the EU agenda

On 9 June 2016, FEFAC and FEFANA held a joint high-level EU Conference on “Innovation in Animal Nutrition” in Brussels, which attracted over 170 participants. Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety emphasised in his keynote speech the important role of science and innovation to address key EU challenges and objectives. FEFAC and FEFANA presented the vision of a modern feed industry that intends to shape a smart, resource efficient Europe through innovation and public-private partnerships.

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13/06/2016 - Press release

FEFANA elected Mr. Gerritjan van der ven as new president

The General Assembly of the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA) met in Brussels on 9 June 2016. Following the election of Board members, the meeting congratulated Mr. Gerritjan van der Ven to his election to become the association’s new President as of 13 June 2016.

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18/12/2015 - Press release

FEFANA focus 2014-2016

FEFANA is pleased to present its new activity report ‘“FEFANA Focus 2014-2016”. It reflects on the activities and success stories of the past couple of years while it also take a forward-looking view at next steps and developments.

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11/12/2015 - Press release

“Hygiene condition enhancers”: a new functional group under the EU feed additives legislation

The European Commission has published a regulation establishing a new functional group of feed additives -- namely “hygiene condition enhancers’ -- under Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003. FEFANA welcomes the decision of the European Commission as it will allow and foster authorisation of products which favourably affect the hygienic characteristics of feed by reducing a specific microbiological contamination.

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25/11/2015 - Press release

IFIF/FEFANA press release: SFIS consortium finalizes PCRs for evaluation of environmental footprint of animal production when using SFIs in feed

The Specialty Feed Ingredients Sustainability (SFIS) Project Consortium, dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of livestock production through innovative specialty feed ingredients, has announced the finalization of Product Category Rules (PCRs) for the evaluation of the environmental footprint of animal production, when using Specialty Feed Ingredients (SFIs) in feed.

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18/11/2015 - Press release

FEFANA/ANTOXIAC press release about EFSA opinion on ethoxyquin as a feed additive

EFSA published its scientific opinion on the use of ethoxyquin as an antioxidant in animal nutrition, based on the data provided by the applicant (ANTOXIAC, the FEFANA Antioxidants Authorisation Consortium) and information available from former assessments. Here is the FEFANA/ANTOXIAC press release about it.

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28/08/2015 - Press release

Harmonised classification of hazardous substances: FEFANA listing of CLP-GHS enlarged to include organic acids

FEFANA is fully committed to promote the safe use of feed additives by workers and our industry considers its responsibility towards society and its customers that products are handled properly and safely. Therefore FEFANA Members have successfully developed a CLP-GHS listing of Organic Acids and their salts.

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29/05/2015 - Press release

Joerg Seifert appointed new FEFANA secretary general

Joerg Seifert has been appointed as the new FEFANA Secretary General to assume the duties on 2015-06-15.

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15/04/2015 - Press release

Amino acids and vitamins in animal nutrition: two more FEFANA booklets published

Today FEFANA is proud to enlarge its series of booklets with the launch of two more publications concerning categories of products that are essential for animal nutrition and ultimately for animal health: “Amino Acids in Animal Nutrition” and “Vitamins in Animal Nutrition”.

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16/12/2014 - Press release

FEFANA and AMFEP respond to EFSA public consultation on the guidance on bacillus safety

FEFANA and AMFEP have recently responded to the EFSA public consultation on the updated safety guidance on the assessment of the toxigenic potential of Bacillus species used in animal nutrition.

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12/12/2014 - Press release

FEFANA booklet on carotenoids in animal nutrition

FEFANA is pleased to inform you about the publication of its Booklet on Carotenoids in Animal Nutrition. Carotenoids have always been part of the daily diet of animals and humans. With the ongoing optimization of animal nutrition, they are included in the feed as part of the nutrients which support animal health and product quality.

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26/08/2014 - Press release

FEFANA booklet on organic acids in animal nutrition

FEFANA is pleased to announce the publication of its Booklet on Organic Acids used in animal nutrition. Organic Acids have been used in animal nutrition for several decades and are a key part for ensuring feed preservation and safety.

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11/06/2014 - Press release

FEFANA activity report 2011-2013 published

FEFANA is glad to publish its Activity Report 2011-2013 in which it provides an overview of the main topics and issues the association has dealt with in the most recent years.

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10/06/2014 - Press release

FEFANA and AMFEP welcome EFSA revised guidance on bacillus safety

During the public consultation, numerous sound scientific comments were given on reasonable tests for Bacilli with QPS status. We are glad that a number of key issues have been taken into account in the new Guidance document. FEFANA and AMFEP welcome this improved document.

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05/02/2014 - Press release

FEFANA and IFIF study on the positive role of specialty feed Ingredients on environmental impact of livestock production

The Specialty Feed Ingredients Sustainability (SFIS) Project Consortium, dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of livestock production through innovative specialty feed ingredients, today announced the results of a year-long study which confirms the role of Specialty Feed Ingredients (SFIs) in reducing the environmental impact of livestock production.

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17/09/2013 - Press release

FEFANA 50th anniversary at the space 2013

FEFANA was present at the SPACE 2013 and took the opportunity of its 50th anniversary celebrations to highlight the historical evolution and milestone achievements of the association, with a view over the challenges of the years to come for the industry of Specialty Feed Ingredients (SFIs) and their Mixtures.

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10/09/2013 - Press release

Interview: FEFANA – 50 ans fêté au SPACE (french version only) (by Philippe Caldier, revue de l’alimentation animale)

Le Président de la FEFANA, M. Marco Bruni, et le Vice-Président du SYNPA, M. Géry Brussart, ont été interviewés au SPACE 2013 à Rennes. (This was reproduced with permission from Revue de l’alimentation animale)

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15/07/2013 - Press release

FEFANA welcomes its first associate member

FEFANA has just welcomed Calpis, the first company joining the organization with an associate membership status.

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06/05/2013 - Press release

FEFANA launches its “virtual library” and publishes a booklet on premixtures

FEFANA is pleased to announce the launch of the new FEFANA “Virtual Library” which coincides with the publication of a Booklet on Premixtures.

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26/04/2013 - Press release

Combined forces of FFAC target re-authorisation of more than 800 feed flavourings

The Feed Flavourings Authorisation Consortium (FFAC) is conducting a major initiative to support the re-authorisation of feed flavouring additives in Europe. Aimed at ensuring compliance with the most recent EU regulations governing feed additives, this effort covers more than 800 feed flavouring additives.

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26/03/2013 - Press release

FEFANA held 50th anniversary celebratory event

FEFANA marked its 50th anniversary with a workshop on sustainability and a celebratory event in Brussels.

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22/01/2013 - Press release

50th anniversary of FEFANA

Today FEFANA - the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures - proudly celebrates the milestone of its 50 years’ existence.

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14/01/2013 - Press release

Global consortium measuring the role of specialty feed ingredients announces cientific council (IFIF/FEFANA Specialty Feed Ingredients sustainability project)

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA), today announce the launch of a Scientific Council of distinguished world-class experts who will serve as the expert advisory body of the IFIF/FEFANA Specialty Feed Ingredients Sustainability Project (SFIS).

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