December 31, 2015


FEFAC Congress on EU feed production to be held in Turkey


The European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) and TURKIYEMBIR, which represents Turkey's feed industry, invite members and EU feed chain partners to the XXVII FEFAC Congress in Antalya on April 21-22, 2016.


The theme of the conference will center on "Societal acceptance of livestock and feed production in the EU".


In the first session, speakers from DG SANTE and EFSA will share their outlook on creating a "win-win" situation both for European consumers and operators in the EU feed and food chain, paving the way for increased societal acceptance of modern sustainable feed and livestock production systems, based on the Circular economy approach. This would take on board the latest risk assessments at global and EU levels on alternative feed ingredients.


The European Commission's Circular Economy Package, released in December 2015, provides a new holistic policy approach to a more resource-efficient food and feed chain management, respecting both food and feed safety as well as consideration for environmental objectives.


FEFAC experts, national regulators and key food chain partners will discuss their views and respective expectations and demands in regards to the role of feed production in the circular economy.


In the wake of the COP21 agreement and its ambitious Climate Change targets, Michele Galatola (DG ENVI), Pascal Gréverath (Nestlé), Nick Major (ForFarmers) and Thomas Kaufmann (EVONIK) will discuss the new LCA tools that helps to measure environmental footprint of feed production and its impact on developing effective GHG emission mitigation strategies for livestock production.


The final session - on the sourcing of responsible feed ingredients - concerns FEFAC's involvement beyond the manufacturing sites of feed producers and its investment into building responsible supply chains. 


Maria Pilu Giraudo (AAPRESID, Argentina), Carlo Lovatelli (ABIOVE, Brazil), and Brent Babb (USSEC, US) will showcase their efforts in the field of supplying responsible soy to the EU feed industry.


For the first time, FEFAC's Congress will be held in conjunction with the fifth Global Feed and Food Congress - co-hosted by IFIF, FEFAC and TURKIYEMBIR, and in cooperation with FAO - on April 18-20 2016.

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