Press releases

2017

2017-06-26 - 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.
2017-06-02 - 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.
2017-03-01 - 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.
2017-01-17 - 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.

2016

2016-06-13 - 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.
2016-06-13 - 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.
2016-01-05 - FEFAC-FEFANA Conference “Innovation in Animal Nutrition” - Brussels, 9 June 2016
FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation, and FEFANA, the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients, will hold an invitational joint high-level stakeholder EU Conference on “Innovation in Animal Nutrition”, in Brussels on 9 June 2016.

2015

2015-12-18 - 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.
2015-12-11 - "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.
2015-11-25 - 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.
2015-11-18 - 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.
2015-08-28 - 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.
2015-05-29 - 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.
2015-04-15 - 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”.

2014

2014-12-18 - 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.
2014-08-26 - 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.
2014-06-11 - 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.
2014-06-10 - 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.
2014-02-05 - 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.

2013

2013-12-16 - 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.
2013-09-17 - 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.
2013-07-15 - FEFANA welcomes its first Associate Member
FEFANA has just welcomed Calpis, the first company joining the organization with an associate membership status.
2013-05-06 - 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.
2013-04-26 - 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.
2013-03-26 - FEFANA held 50th anniversary celebratory event
FEFANA marked its 50th anniversary with a workshop on sustainability and a celebratory event in Brussels.
2013-01-22 - 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.
2013-01-14 - Global consortium measuring the role of specialty feed ingredients announces Scientific 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).