Animal feed should be part of EU’s One-Health action plan says Fefac

The European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) has urged the European Commission (EC) to recognise the importance of including nutritionally optimised animal feed as a tool in the development of the EU’s One-Health action plan to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The Federation’s president, Ruud Tijssens, has written to the EU’s Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, highlighting the contribution which adequate animal feed makes to the health and well-being of farm animals.

“With the preservation of animal health, the need for medical treatment, including antibiotics, will be reduced,” stated Mr Tijssens, while pressing the Commissioner to include the animal feed sector in the future “One-Health AMR Network”.

Fefac has also called for EU Member States to include a chapter on animal feed in their national action plans to reduce AMR.

See full Fefac letter

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