Current Top Priorities

1. Packaging residue in feed

Packaging in Feed – despite a de-facto tolerance of 0.15% by weight the negative impact of packaging in feed (The Guardian article Dec18) is still huge.  The sector needs to continue to work towards reducing levels of adventitious packaging in its finished product- The association has agreed to target a  new maximum packaging level of 0.05% by weight by 1st April 2022.  This needs to be tracked and monitored to show we are on-route to this target.  UKFFPA have agreed alongside the other members of EFFPA to use the Rikilt method  as pan-European standard method. Members will be benchmarking their ‘quick’ methods against the Rikilt method. 

2. Authorisation of 1,4-Dimethylnaphthalene

The sector requires the authorisation of 1,4-Dimethylnaphthalene WITHOUT a feeding restriction on the label. The emergency authorisation given for the use of DMN on a limited tonnage used only on a  list of permitted varieties, contain a feeding ban. This  has interrupted supplies and made forward planning difficult. The possibility of a further EA containing a feeding restriction being given for the next harvest is making forward planning very difficult.

3. Feed PEFCR/GFLI

UKFFPA members have received the LCA data for the 4  UK  former foods groupings from Blonk Consultants. The results clearly show that by feeding  former foods  livestock producers  have the potential to  mitigate their environmental footprint. The UKFFPA data is now being independently verified in readiness for incorporation into the next release of the GLFI database; UKFFPA are now considering the most appropriate way to communicate this information to stakeholders.  

Other Current Topics

Permitted use of ruminant collagen and gelatine 

In light of the amendments proposed to EU legislation, UKFFPA are keen to see the permitted use of ruminant collagen and gelatine in feed for non‐ruminant farmed animals being reintroduced in the UK. This would greatly increase the volume of former foods allowed into processing and decrease the amount of waste food going to landfill. UKFFPA are working closely with AIC to drive the ambition forward.