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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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BioResource International to build feed manufacturing facility in China

Facility construction will begin in summer 2011, completion expected in 2012
North Carolina-based BioResource International Inc. has announced that it signed a formal agreement to construct a feed manufacturing facility in China. BRI partnered with Taiwan-based Yung Zip Chemical Industrial Co. Ltd. and Yung Shin Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. to purchase land and begin construction on the plant, which will be used to produce BRI’s natural feed additives for chicken and pig nutrition. 
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Sandalwood in animal feed may reduce E. coli, listeria growth

Reduction in methane emissions also seen
Adding sandalwood (or a sandalwood analog) to animal feed may reduce the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as E. coli and listeria in the rumen, according to a research team led by Professor Jamie Newbold from the United Kingdom's Aberystwyth University, in conjunction with the Compton Group. Trials in a rumen simulating fermenter (Rusitec) confirmed that Javanol, a sandalwood analog, reduced methane production by up to 25%.
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Quality Technology Calsporin supply unaffected by Japan disaster

Company has six-month supply as backup, warehouses product in US
Quality Technology International Inc., the North American distributor of direct-fed microbial Calsporin has released a statement assuring North American clients that there are no concerns about providing continuous supplies of Calsporin to the poultry and animal markets. "We have, at a minimum, a six-month supply of Calsporin in the United States," said Troy Lohrmann, QTI vice president.
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Kemin doubles production capacity with expansion to India facility

New manufacturing facility will handle 25,000 tons of ingredients
Kemin has doubled the company’s production capacity and added new technologies to its manufacturing portfolio through an expansion to its manufacturing facility in Gummidipoondi, India. The new facility will manufacture KemTRACE Organic Trace Minerals for poultry, dairy and aqua, as well as provide additional blending capacity and new research and quality assurance facilities.
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Pancosma opens new Thailand office

Company hopes to introduce new, adapted product ranges on Thai market
Following the March 2010 launch of a new Russian office, Pancosma has opened a facility in Thailand that will be the base of an enlarged sales and marketing organization serving all Thai territories. "For more than 20 years, Pancosma has been working locally with a Thai distributor, Nuevotec," said Asia and Oceania Sales Manager Kim Son Doan.
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AB Vista names Agricover distributor in Romania

Agricover will distribute range of products to Eastern European market
AB Vista has named Agricover Group as its new distributor in Romania. Bucharest-based Agricover will distribute AB Vista’s entire range of new generation yeasts, enzymes and micro-ingredients across the whole of the company's Eastern European market.
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