Feed Strategy - February 2018 - 18
18 ❙ FeedStrategy
Even if feed and food are very different
markets, the merge of one will influence the
profitability of the other and vice versa, e.g.,
if 90 percent of insect producers began focused on pet food
and feed, more than one-third of them are now dedicated to
human food, notes IPIFF.
Other IPIFF highlights
Insect breeding must comply with EU animal feed regulations and use only authorized feed materials. Insects
kept in the EU for the production of food, feed or other
purposes are indeed considered as farmed animals (EC
regulation 1069/2009) and can't consume prohibited products like slurry or manure, catering waste or unprocessed
European Commission OKs insect protein
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former foodstuff containing meat or fish.
Raw materials, such as starch co-products, will find
other uses: they'll be either directly in feed formulation or in insects farming. Some main producers even
think of building their new plants near starch producers
in Northern France, for example. This will create a new
competition for feed resources as insect productions are
said to be able to pay more for those raw materials.
The future is still to come as the European
Commission is also considering the reauthorization of pig
proteins in feed for poultry in 2019. ■
Yanne Boloh is a French freelance journalist and a long-time contributor to WATT Global Media's feed publications.
She may be reached at email@example.com.
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