Press releases

07/03/2022 - Highlights

EAAP/FEFANA webinar Feeding the Green Deal: Specialty Feed Ingredients’ Contribution to Environmental Sustainability

EAAP and FEFANA are pleased to invite all interested stakeholders from academia, authorities, industry, food and feed chain partners and from civil society to participate. 12 April 2022 | Online

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27/01/2022 - Highlights

Joint statement – Farm to Fork Strategy: how to reach the targets?

With the Farm to Fork deadline looming in 8 years’ time and no comprehensive impact assessment in sight, we must build solution-oriented policies, based on the available data we have at hand, with innovation as their cornerstone.

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12/01/2022 - Highlights

Webinar: What are the policy instruments needed to reach the targets?

Join the AFCC and the EuropeanLivestockVoice in this EURACTIV webinar to learn about the impacts of the Farm to Fork strategy and what it takes to reach its goals. 27 January 2022, h9:30-10:45 CET

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05/01/2022 - Highlights

We are hiring! Public Affairs Manager

FEFANA is looking for an experienced Public Affairs Manager to join our small but dynamic team in Brussels. Applications are open until 28 January 2022. If you are passionate about advocacy and are knowledgeable about the EU regulatory environment and feed/food legislation this might be the place for you!

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08/12/2021 - Highlights

Dialogue opens with EVP Timmermans on the future of European livestock farming

On 7 December sector associations from European Livestock Voice invited EVP Timmermans to visit a beef and dairy farm in the Wallonia region of Belgium. The visit organised in cooperation with local farming Union FWA, was a great opportunity for EVP Timmermans to engage in a direct and open discussion with livestock farmers on the Green Deal objectives.

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12/10/2021 - Highlights

Farm to Fork – it is time to listen what the data says

Several recently published studies on the Farm to Fork strategy indicate that the current targets, if implemented as proposed, will come at a significant cost for EU farmers and the viability of the entire European agribusiness culture...

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06/10/2021 - Highlights

Webinar: The Farm to Fork Strategy – what do studies say about its impact on the European livestock sector?

Join our Dialogue between Scientists and an MEP to discuss findings from some of these impact analyses ahead of the upcoming vote in the European Parliament. 13 October 2021, 11:30-12:30 via Zoom

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12/08/2021 - Highlights

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1165: EC update on list of products and substances “authorised” for use in organic production

This FEFANA statement is intended to assist feed business operators with some understanding of the new implementing Regulation as advised by some feedback received from EC...

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20/05/2021 - Press Release

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, we cannot celebrate its anniversary, as the strategy still raises...

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19/05/2021 - Press Release

Feed industry contribution to EU FtF targets on animal health & welfare

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,...

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04/01/2021 - Highlights

Specialty Feed Ingredients’ role in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

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.

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22/09/2020 - Press Release

FAO LEAP Guidelines on Feed Additives launched

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.

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18/09/2020 - Press Release

Séverine Deschandelliers elected new FEFANA President

The FEFANA Board of Directors met via teleconference on 17 September 2020 and elected Mrs Séverine Deschandelliers new FEFANA President for the next term 2020-2022.

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30/09/2019 - Press Release

#MeattheFacts: European Livestock Voice sets to balance the debate around livestock production

FEFANA is member of the European Livestock Voice, a multi-stakeholder group of like-minded partners in the livestock food chain, that have ...

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29/04/2019 - Press Release

FEFANA/EAAP joint scientific session on the role of specialty feed ingredients in meeting societal challenges – 28 August 2019, Ghent (EAAP 2019)

The high-quality program of the joint EAAP/FEFANA session will showcase...

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12/04/2019 - Press Release

ICCF publishes the two guidance documents on ‘Stability Testing of Feed Ingredients’ and ‘Sub- chronic oral toxicity testing in laboratory animals’

The International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of...

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30/04/2018 - Press Release

FEFANA publishes an EU Code of Practice on claims for feed additives and premixtures

Claims on feed additives and premixtures are a common practice in the feed sector, while they are not referred to in Regulation (EC) 1831/2003...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10/09/2013 - Press Release

Interview: FEFANA – 50 ans fêtés 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)

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.

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.

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...

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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.

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...

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