Animal nutrition has a crucial role in supporting animal health and welfare. Specialty Feed Ingredients are used in feed and pet food to ensure a safe and appropriate diet. Some of these ingredients can also support the animals’ natural defences against, for example, bad bacteria. Maintaining animals in optimal health limits and prevents the need for veterinary treatments, consequently reducing the threat of antimicrobial resistance.
The Farm-to-Fork Strategy: our contribution
Climate care, circular economy, animal well-being, resource efficiency: these are only a few of the ways in which innovative specialty feed ingredients contribute to the ambitious Green Deal and Farm-to-Fork agendas. Click to learn more!
FEFANA is the united voice of the specialty feed ingredients business in Europe. Our membership comprises manufacturers and traders of feed additives, functional feed ingredients, premixes and other mixtures of specialty ingredients that enter the food chain via feed.
Through an efficient cooperation system, manufacturers and importers of feed additives were offered the opportunity to participate in FEFANA Consortia and jointly-prepare applications for re-authorisation of additives of their interest.
FEFANA provides its members and the public at large with tools enabling an improved understanding and implementation of the regulatory requirements for Specialty Feed Ingredients and their mixtures
Without a comprehensive impact assessment, we will not be celebrating the one year anniversary of the Farm to Fork strategy
Today marks one year to the day since the Farm to Fork strategy was presented in Brussels by the European Commission. However, w e cannot celebrate its anniversary, as the strategy still raises too many questions in the European farming and agri food community. A year of intense debate has only increased the number of our concerns.Download
On 19 May, FEFAC and FEFANA have held their first joint EURACTIV virtual conference titled “Animal Health and Welfare: what role for Animal Nutrition?” The event was opened by a video statement from European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides, who stressed the key role of the European feed sector for the achievement of the ambitious goals of the Farm to Fork Strategy. The panel discussed the ample scientific evidence of the beneficial effects of animal nutrition in supporting animals’ resilience to stressors, thereby reducing the need for antibiotics; as well as the need for an EU framework that actively supports the deployment of such needed modern animal nutrition solutions at farm level.Download
On 21 September 2020 FAO officially launched the LEAP guidelines for assessment of the environmental performance of feed additives in livestock supply chains. By significantly acting on feed efficiency, feed additives influence the environmental footprint of livestock production.Download
FEFANA membership comprises manufacturers and traders of feed additives, functional feed ingredients, premixes and other mixtures of specialty ingredients.
Centred in the heart of Brussels, FEFANA facilitates the dialogue between EU institutions and feed business operators while promoting feed and food safety and a fair and competitive market.