• Animal Nutrition

    EU lifts ban on animal by-products in pig feed

    The EU has lifted its ban on the use of animal byproducts for animal feed. The proposed change in legislation allows processed animal protein (PAPs) from pigs to be used in poultry feed, and from poultry to be used in pig feed. While most EU member states have endorsed the change, France and Ireland have abstained. On 2 July, the EU Council voted unanimously to adopt the TSE regulation. In the wake of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis in 1994, a ban on the use of processed animal proteins (PAPs) in ruminant feed was put in place. Experts believe  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Changing the narrative around animal byproducts for pet food | 2021-01-29

    KANSAS CITY, MO. — The notion that rendered animal ingredients and byproducts are not good solutions for companion animal nutrition is not only inaccurate, but ignores a significant opportunity to improve the sustainability of the pet food market, the animal agriculture industry and add value back into otherwise wasted ingredients. To illuminate the value of these ingredients, Ansen Pond, Ph.D., head of food safety, quality and regulatory for Pilgrims/JBS USA, provided a detailed account of sustainable benefits of rendering to the pet food industry during the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Pet Food Conference, held virtually Jan. 26. These benefits  

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