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French feed mill employees go free in BSE case

Two French judges have closed the French BSE case, which was dragged on over the last 17 years, Dutch newspaper Boerderij Vandaag reports. None of the suspected persons will be convicted, according to the judges who were involved in the case that started in 1997. Four people, working at a French fe...

Kemin launches solution that profits feed mills

New surface Controlling and saving cost is imperative among feed mills. To boost feed mill profitability, Kemin has introduced a synergistic mixture of powerful surface-active agents. According to the company, this solution maximises milling operation efficiencies by optimising the overall condition...

Decrease in EU mycotoxin alerts

Last year, the European Union received less RASFF notifications regarding feed than the years before. Also the number of mycotoxins alerts has gone down. This is stated in the RASFF Annual Report 2013. RASFF - the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed - was created in 1979 by the European Union and e...

Estonia: Pork trade from Lithuania reopened despite ASF

After a four-day break, Estonia has reversed a decision to ban Lithuanian pork from crossing its borders amid the outbreak of the deadly African Swine Fever (ASF), Only six days ago, the Estonian Veterinary and Food Board prohibited the import of pork and its products from Lithuania as ASF had been ...

Cal-Maine egg sales up in Q4

US egg producer Cal-Maine Foods has reported fourth quarter net sales of $371.6 million compared with net sales of $325.9 million for the fourth quarter a year ago. The Company also reported net income of $31.5 million, compared with a net loss of $3.8 million, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013....

2 Sisters poultry plants pass FSA inspection

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK has carried out inspections at two poultry processing plants of the 2 Sisters Food Group incriminated in a recent newspaper article, passing both plants. "Both sites – at Scunthorpe and Llangefni –passed the rigorous audit processes which were carried out on...

Phytase interaction when choosing non-phytase feed enzymes

With phytases included in around 90% of all monogastric feed, it is vitally important end-users consider potential interactions with any non-starch polysaccharide (NSP)-degrading enzymes or proteases before adding them to the mix, claims AB Vista’s Research Director, Dr Mike Bedford. "The challenge ...

Phytase interaction when choosing non-phytase feed enzymes

With phytases included in around 90% of all monogastric feed, it is vitally important end-users consider potential interactions with any non-starch polysaccharide (NSP)-degrading enzymes or proteases before adding them to the mix, claims AB Vista’s Research Director, Dr Mike Bedford. "The challenge ...

Mixed results for China's pork imports

The picture for China's pig meat imports for the first half of 2014 sees mixed results as a rise in frozen and processed pigmeat offsetting a decline in purchases of pig offal. The poultry sector which has been effected severely after a series of food safety scandals impacted on demand, imports in t...

Poultry prices on the rise in Ukraine

Poultry prices are rising in Ukraine, according to the State Statistics Committee of the country. The report says that prices began to rise in mid-May, adding roughly UAH 1-2 (US$0.08-0.17) per week. Since that time the price has jumped 10-15% up to UAH 49-50 (US$ 4.16 – 4.25) per kg, fillet to UAH ...

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