13-15 September 2016
The European Agency of quality control of food products (EFSA) plans to update the guidance documents in the field of risk assessment of nanomaterials in the supply chain products in the food and feed industry.
The corresponding statement was made by Professor Tony hardy (Tony Hardy), Chairman of the scientific Committee of EFSA, according to which industry the use of particle size from 1 to 1000 nanometers in the feed industry in recent years rapidly developed. In this regard, according to him, today she deserves the most careful attention of governing bodies.
As the experts of EFSA, at present, the nanomaterials can be present in several products available on the market, but very often this fact is not properly indicated on the label and in the product description.
EFSA will assess the risks associated with using nanomaterials to make an expert opinion on the need for the application of new certification standards and designation of these materials in products for the feed industry.
From December 2017 organic feed for poultry in the EU must contain no more than 5% of inorganic elements, indicated in the new Directive
European Commission. In addition, the use of synthetic amino acids in animal feed will be completely prohibited.
The regulator expects that innovation will significantly improve the state of the industry. Lately on the market there were fears that many producers of organic products actually use an excessive amount of synthetic materials for feeding productive animals, resulting in the declared characteristics of naturalness of the final product can be questioned.
Scientists from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands has published a report outlining several possible practices that would comply with the requirements of the new legislation and still maintain the profitability of the business.
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International forum of poultry farmers. The Russian poultry Union FNTS "VNITIP Russian Academy of Sciences
Location: Lipetsk, Russian Federation
23-26 may 2016.
THE PROGRAM OF THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF POULTRY FARMERS
23 may – arrival and accommodation in hotel "Mercure" or "Laguna"
May 24 – opening Day of the International Forum of Poultry breeders, the venue – an administrative and business centre of the SEZ "Lipetsk":
registration of participants of the Forum,
plenary session FNTS "VNITIP Russian Academy of Sciences,
visiting the plant "TEKHNA",
the gala dinner.
25 may – a full program of presentations by leading professionals from the poultry industry and representatives of science, venue – conference hall of the hotel "Mercure".
26 may – opening of the plant "MEGAMIX". The Closing Of The International Forum Of Poultry Farmers.
Participation in the Forum is free!
Hotels "Mercure" and "Laguna" provides a 20% discount on accommodation for Forum participants.
Registration for the Forum http://forum.texha.ru/
Manufacturers of animal feed in Denmark is considering the possibility of industrial production of the sea star, and further processing it into meal and use in feeding of pigs.
According to representatives of the University of Aarhus in Denmark, the practice of using sea stars in the mixed feed have been used in 80-ies, but soon it was discontinued because of the epidemic of mad cow disease. As a result of sea star appeared in the list of components prohibited by the leadership of Europe for use in animal feed.
However, to date collected data on the capacity and safety of the use of meal of sea stars in animal feed will change the law and re-enable the starfish to the list of allowed ingredients. It is expected that a decision on this issue will be made this summer.
However, experts note that the use of this component can be an important part of the strategy of Denmark to use exclusively organic feed by the beginning of 2017. In addition, meal of sea stars in animal feed will reduce the excretion of nitrogen in pigs according to several recent studies.
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