On 28 November 2017, EFFPA (the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association) organised a factory visit for European Commissioner of Health & Food Safety, Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis, to Agrifirm in Veghel (The Netherlands) to provide a first-hand introduction to former foodstuff processing. Former foodstuff processors transform foodstuffs no longer suitable for commercial human consumption into high-quality […]

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On 16 November 2017, EFFPA President Paul Featherstone gave a presentation on behalf of EFFPA in a session about food waste organised by DG SANTE at the Bioeconomy Policy Day. Featherstone gave an introduction to former foodstuff processing, while putting a focus on safety and sustainability. He pointed to the importance of the food waste […]

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EFFPA President Paul Featherstone will take part in the Bioeconomy Policy Day organised by the European Commission on 16 November 2017. He will speak in the parellel session organised by DG SANTE on the “Practice of food waste prevention as implementation of policy of circular economy”. The event forms part of the Horizon 2020 Societal challenge 2 […]

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At the General Assembly of 27 September the EFFPA members re-elected Paul Featherstone as the President. His next two year terms continuous until the General Assembly held in the autumn of 2019. Featherstone, who is also Chairman of the UK Former Foodstuffs Processors Association (UKFFPA), has been President of EFFPA since the foundation of the association […]

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On 18 September 2017 the website www.molassesforfood.eu was launched to advocate for the removal of molasses from the Annex IX of the revised Renewable Energy Directive. EFFPA is part of a coalition of eight associations (FEFAC, CEFIC, AIBI, COFALEC, Brewers of Europe, CAOBISCO & CIUS) who have a joint concern around the inclusion of molasses as a […]

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Bakery Feeds, an American former foodstuffs processor, joined EFFPA as an associate member on May 1, 2017.  Bakery Feeds has been processing bakery and snack manufacturer residuals since 1984, and operates 10 facilities throughout the USA. In the United States, the former foodstuff industry processes approximately three million tons of material annually. As a part […]

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EFFPA’s event “Circular economy in Action: Food-to-Feed Valorisation of Former Foodstuffs” highlights the contribution of the animal feed outlet to preventing food waste On 29 March 2017, EFFPA (the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association) organised its 1st stakeholder event in Brussels since its foundation in January 2014. The event, attended by approximately 70 people, served […]

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EFFPA has developed a brochure called “Keeping Food Losses in the Food Chain” to explain the essentials of former foodstuff processing. The title highlights the capacity of former foodstuff processors to prevent losses at food factory level from being removed from the food chain and end up as food waste. Examples of former foodstuffs  are […]

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