What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

EU to allow animal, insect meals in poultry

24 August, 2021

The European Commission (EC) passed legislation that authorizes the use of some processed animal protein (PAP) and insects in feed for poultry and pigs. Insects are emerging as a more sustainable source of protein thanks to their lower environmental impact and high nutritional value.
Published in the Official Journal of the European Union on August 18, Regulation EU 2021/1372 only allows for limited applications of selected materials.
Under the new legislation, three new provisions are authorized:
1. PAP derived from pigs and insects may be included in feeds for poultry. 
2. Diets for pigs may contain PAP derived from poultry and insects. 
3. Gelatin and collagen from ruminants will be permitted in feeds for non-ruminant farmed animals.
The new legislation comes into effect on September 6, 2021.