Feed Ban lifted

The European Commission has officially revised the so called ‘feed ban’ which restricted the use of Processed Animal Proteins (PAPs) in livestock diets.

PAPs derived from poultry are now permitted in diets for pigs. While, porcine PAPs are now permissible in poultry diets. There is no change in legislation relating to PAPs and ruminants.

The European Commission followed the advice of the European Food and Safety Authority, EFSA. The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (Scopaff) also voted in favour of this legislative change.

Relaxing the feed ban is an important step to creating a circular bioeconomy which makes effective use of animal products. This contributes to meeting the EU’s goals for the Green Deal and Farm-to-Fork strategy.

The full text of the legislation is available here.