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Animal Feed Additives

Novus International restructures to focus on long-term growth

Five business units will report directly to President, CEO Thad Simons
Novus International Inc. has made several changes in the company’s organizational structure and promoted a select group of its executive team in order to focus on long-term growth. Under the new structure, five units will report directly to Novus President and CEO Thad Simons.
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UK animal feed, pet food contributing to deforestation, says study

British use more than 10% of all palm kernel meal produced to feed animals
More than 10% of all palm kernel meal, a byproduct of palm oil, produced in the world is fed to British animals as feed or petfood, a statistic that may be contributing to deforestation, according to experts. The plantations on which most of the world’s oil palm is grown have resulted in an 85% loss of biodiversity, according to a study done for the Department of Food and Rural Affairs.
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Animal health, nutrition provider expands Arkansas poultry feed plant

Novus International to begin production of environmentally friendly mineral product
Animal health and nutrition provider Novus International has expanded its Little Rock, Ark., manufacturing facility to include new manufacturing space for an environmentally friendly mineral product used in poultry, aquaculture, beef, dairy and pet nutrition. The building has been expanded 45,000 square feet, giving the facility 160,000 square feet of total production space.
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FDA targets imported food containing illegal, undeclared colors

Companies added to import alert list can be removed with petitioning process, prior reviews
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration added 87 firms to its Import Alert 45-02, which focuses on foods containing illegal or undeclared colors, in the first four months of 2011. The alert, "Detention without Physical Examination and Guidance of Foods Containing Illegal and/or Undeclared Colors," may present problems for many foreign food manufacturers, according to Benjamin England, owner of FDAImports.com LLC.
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Global animal feed additives market to hit $18.7 billion in 2016

Europe currently leading market with 35% share
The global animal feed additives market will reach $18.7 billion in 2016, according to estimates in the latest MarketsandMarkets report. According to "Global Animal Feed Additives by Type, Livestock, Geography, Regulations Trends & Forecasts (2009-2016)," the Asian market, a driving sales force, will hold 28.5% of the global market share in 2016.
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EU drafts legislation to allow processed animal protein in animal feed

Legislation would still ban ruminant feed, intra-species recycling
Draft legislation amending the regulations for processed animal protein to allow it in animal feed has been published by the European Commission, according to the European Fat Processors and Renderers Association. “The legislation will restrict the use of processed animal proteins to feed for omnivores and carnivores including pig, poultry and farmed fish," said Niels Leth Nielsen, EFPRA president.
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US feed industry urges FDA to continue regulatory discretion for ingredients

'Unapproved animal drugs' classification may include products that help manage animal diseases, conditions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should continue to exercise regulatory discretion to maintain the continued availability of a number of unapproved animal drug products, said the National Grain and Feed Association in a statement to the FDA. The types of animal feed and pet food products currently regulated by the FDA that could fall within the category of “unapproved animal drugs” include products formulated from animal feed ingredients that help manage, from a dietary and nutritional standpoint, a specific disease or condition under a licensed veterinarian’s professional supervision, said the NGFA.
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Feed additive provider appoints Achim Hoffmann as Europe sales manager

New position created to fill growing demand for fiber products
JRS GmbH & Co. KG has appointed animal nutritionist Achim Hoffmann as area sales manager for different parts of the European market. The new position was created in response to fulfill the demand for raw fiber concentrates and development of its customers worldwide.
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Feed additives producer expands with new plant in India

Company hopes to increase its presence in the Asian market
Feed additive producer Perstorp has opened a feed additive production plant in Vapi, India, as part of the company's plan to increase its presence on the Asian feed additives market. Marc Kinjet has been appointed as business development manager Asia to oversee continued growth.
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