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Feed F06-039 - Impending Additive Assurance Requirements - UFAS Compounders 06 Mar 2006

UFAS Compounders are reminded that all feed additives (and premixtures containing additives) must be produced and supplied by producers and suppliers who are current members of an appropriate assurance scheme listed within the UFAS Compound Feeds Code of Practice.

Feed F06-038 - Impending Additive Assurance Requirements - Premixture Manufacturers 06 Mar 2006

Premixture manufacturers are reminded that all feed additives must be produced and supplied by producers and suppliers who are current members of an appropriate assurance scheme listed within the UFAS Compound Feeds Code of Practice.

Feed F06-037 - Avian Influenza and Organic Poultry Status 27 Feb 2006

In light of the current threat of avian influenza and the possible measures which might be required to prevent spread of the disease, there has been some concern as to the impact on organic poultry flocks from the need to take them indoors.

Feed F06-036 - Declaration of Ingredients - EP Question 24 Feb 2006

A member of the European Parliament has questioned the Commission on their intentions regarding both the declaration of ingredients position and the proposal for a simplification of feed labelling rules - as referred to in F06-009.

Feed F06-035 - EU TSE Update 24 Feb 2006

A European Parliament Environment Committee debate on the TSE report, produced by rapporteur Mrs D. Roth-Behrendt, was held on 22nd February. This was a first round of discussions ahead of an expected committee vote towards the end of April and an EP plenary vote in mid-May.

Feed F06-034 - SFT Seminar on Ruminants 24 Feb 2006

The Society of Feed Technologists (SFT) is holding a Ruminants seminar on Thursday 27th April 2006 at the Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry.

Feed F06-033 - FEFAC Overview of National AI Measures EU Wide 24 Feb 2006

FEFAC have produced an Overview of National AI Measures EU Wide which can be found at the following link:

Feed F06-032 - EU Rapid Alert - Spicules in Biscuit Meal 22 Feb 2006

A rapid alert has recently been issued by the UK in relation to extruded wheat discs, originating from a pet-food premises, being incorporated into animal feed.

Feed F06-031 - Avian Influenza - EU pressed on poultry meat support 22 Feb 2006

At its meeting earlier this week, the EU Council was asked, by a number of member states, to take measures to support the poultry meat industry given the negative impact on consumption levels seen in a number of member states - Italy being the most severe with an approximate 70% drop in consumption over the past three weeks.

Feed F06-030 - Avian Influenza - Defra view on vaccination 22 Feb 2006

As EU officials approve a limited vaccination programme in France and the Netherlands, targeting birds in high risk areas, Defra has cautioned against too much emphasis being placed on vaccination as a general tool against avian influenza.