The European Compound Feed Producers’ Federation (FEFAC) and the EU Affiliation of Specialty Feed Substances and their Mixtures (FEFANA) lately held their first joint EURACTIV digital convention titled “Animal well being and welfare: what function for animal diet?”
The occasion was opened by a video assertion from European Commissioner for Well being and Meals Security Stella Kyriakides, who confused the important thing function of the European feed sector for the achievement of the bold targets of the Farm to Fork Technique, not solely within the discipline of sustainability, but additionally in supporting animal well being and welfare by fashionable and revolutionary feeding regimes.
The panel mentioned the ample scientific proof of the helpful results of animal diet in supporting animals’ resilience to stressors, thereby decreasing 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 stage.
Within the mild of this, Benoit Anquetil, Cargill Animal Diet, 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 enable revolutionary substances to succeed in the market in a timelier method, whereas uniform guidelines on claims would enable to speak these science-based advantages to the ultimate customers.
FEFAC and FEFANA proceed to be totally dedicated in speaking the elemental function of animal diet in reaching the targets of the Farm to Fork technique, in addition to proactively responding to present societal wants and taking part to the EU’s Higher Regulation agenda.
The complete recording of the occasion is offered here.