EU feed industry explores role in animal health, welfare

The European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) and the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA) not too long ago held their first joint EURACTIV digital convention titled “Animal well being and welfare: what position for animal diet?”

The occasion was opened by a video assertion from European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides, who careworn the important thing position of the European feed sector for the achievement of the bold targets of the Farm to Fork Strategy, not solely within the area of sustainability, but in addition in supporting animal well being and welfare by fashionable and progressive feeding regimes.

The panel mentioned the ample scientific proof of the helpful results of animal diet in supporting animals’ resilience to stressors, thereby lowering the necessity for antibiotics; in addition to the necessity for an EU framework that actively helps the deployment of such wanted fashionable animal diet options at farm degree.

In the sunshine of this, Benoit Anquetil, Cargill Animal Nutrition, representing FEFAC and FEFANA on the occasion, has welcomed the revision of EU feed laws, motion level of the Farm to Fork technique. A extra environment friendly authorization course of would permit progressive substances to succeed in the market in a timelier method, whereas uniform guidelines on claims would permit to speak these science-based advantages to the ultimate customers.

FEFAC and FEFANA proceed to be absolutely dedicated in speaking the elemental position of animal diet in attaining the targets of the Farm to Fork technique, in addition to proactively responding to present societal wants and collaborating to the EU’s Better Regulation agenda.

The full recording of the occasion is obtainable here.

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