Application of adequate risk management tools (substances, processes) to further reduce the risk of food chain contamination is of paramount importance in this regard.
The specialty feed industry is engaged with other chain partners to optimise risk management along the feed chain and to develop effective early warning and feed safety management systems.
The specialty feed industry needs support to make its vision a reality. Public authorities must invest in animal nutrition research and streamline the legal framework. Partnership between authorities and all feed, livestock and food chain stakeholders to shape the livestock sector of the future will benefit society.
- Expertise to use co-products optimally
- Boost the performance of animals, their health and welfare
- Identify the optimal composition of feed ingredients, their interaction, anti-nutritional factors and the effect of micro-ingredients
- Implement solutions ensuring the quality and composition of food of animal origin
- Improving the nutritional profile for safe, high quality and nutritious animal products
- Reducing the need for antibiotics at farm level through advanced knowledge of the impact of feed processing and composition on gut health and use of specific micro-ingredients
- Adapting/developing new feeding strategies to meet and increase/improve animal well-being requirements
the sustainability of the EU livestock sector and resilience of the food chain by: