/// Former foodstuffs

Are no longer intended for human consumption - but they still have a nutritional value for animal feeding.

/// 3.5 million tonnes processed annually

Approximately 3.5 million tonnes of former foodstuffs are annually processed into animal feed in the EU.

/// Feed safety always comes first

Safety is an unconditional primary requirement to feed production.

/// ABOUT US

EFFPA is a non-profit EU trade association, founded in 2014, representing former foodstuff processors producing feed for farm animals.

/// OUR FOCUSES

FEED SAFETY 

Former foodstuff processors need to comply with essential EU feed legislation.

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REDUCING FOOD WASTE

Valorising former foodstuffs into animal feed reduces food waste accumulation.

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ANIMAL NUTRITION

Former foodstuffs hold a significant nutritional value.

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VISION STATEMENT

EFFPA’s objectives for the sector’s benefit.

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/// LATEST NEWS

06 MayEuropean Commission Adopts Food Waste Measurement Methodology

Methodology confirms former foodstuff processing can be part of national food waste prevention action plans

On 6 May 2019 the European Commission adopted the common methodology for the uniform measurement of food waste across the EU. The development of the food waste measurement methodology…

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15 JunRevised Waste Framework Directive confirms Former Foodstuffs are not Waste

On 14 June 2018 the revised Waste Framework Directive (EU) 2018/851 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. As EFFPA (the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association) called for, the new waste legislation includes an exclusion for substances destined for use…

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  • EFFPA Launches Brochure about Former Foodstuff Processing

    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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/// THE PROCESS

FORMER FOODSTUFFS RESULT FROM FOOD MANUFACTURING…

…ARE PROCESSED INTO A HIGH QUALITY FEED…

…PERFECTLY FITTING INTO A BALANCED DIET FOR HEALTHY ANIMALS

/// ABOUT US

EFFPA is a non-profit EU trade association, founded in 2014, representing former foodstuff processors producing feed for farm animals.

/// OUR FOCUSES

FEED SAFETY 

Former foodstuff processors need to comply with essential EU feed legislation.

readmore-arrow Read more

REDUCING FOOD WASTE

Valorising former foodstuffs into animal feed reduces food waste accumulation.

readmore-arrow Read more

ANIMAL NUTRITION

Former foodstuffs hold a significant nutritional value.

readmore-arrow Read more

VISION STATEMENT

EFFPA’s objectives for the sector’s benefit.

readmore-arrow Read more

/// THE PROCESS

FORMER FOODSTUFFS RESULT FROM FOOD MANUFACTURING…

…ARE PROCESSED INTO A HIGH QUALITY FEED…

…PERFECTLY FITTING INTO A BALANCED DIET FOR HEALTHY ANIMALS

/// LATEST NEWS

06May

European Commission Adopts Food Waste Measurement Methodology

Methodology confirms former foodstuff processing can be part of national food waste prevention action plans On 6 May 2019 the European Commission adopted the common methodology for the uniform measurement of food waste across the EU. The development of the food waste measurement methodology stems from the revised Waste Framework Directive[1], which lays down an […]

15Jun

Revised Waste Framework Directive confirms Former Foodstuffs are not Waste

On 14 June 2018 the revised Waste Framework Directive (EU) 2018/851 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. As EFFPA (the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association) called for, the new waste legislation includes an exclusion for substances destined for use as feed materials (Article 2(2,e)). In recital 8 it is explained that […]

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  • Redrafting Circular Economy proposal right decision

    The European Commission received a lot of criticism after its announcement in November 2014 to redraft a more ambitious circular economy strategy. The case of valorising former foodstuffs into animal feed shows why this was in fact the right decision, says EFFPA President Paul Featherstone. There is great pressure on the European Commission to present […]
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