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on August 19, 2010

FDA deems camelina safe for use in laying hen diets

Up to 10% of total feed can contain the meal

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that camelina meal can comprise up to 10% of the total diet (by weight) of laying hens.

Camelina meal has already been approved for use in broiler chicken and beef cattle diets. "The addition of the laying hen market for camelina meal feeding is a tremendous step in building a strong, long-term market for camelina production," said Secretary of the North American Camelina Trade Association (NACTA) Sam Huttenbauer. "This market provides camelina producers an important additional meal outlet for this excellent feed source."

NACTA's next step, said Huttenbauer, is to get the same approval for the swine and dairy industries.

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