About EFFPA EFFPA represents the former foodstuffs processing sector at EU level. Former foodstuff processors convert food losses from food manufacturers and retailers into animal feed for food-producing animals. Please see this animation video for an explanation of what former foodstuff processing is and how it contributes to sustainable food & feed systems and sustainable […]

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The original article can be found on the European Livestock Voice website here: https://meatthefacts.eu/home/activity/beyond-the-headlines/animal-husbandry-and-circular-economy-the-importance-of-former-foodstuff/ An overlooked fact about the livestock sector and the protection of the environment and natural resources is that: livestock supply chains are virtually fully circular. Livestock can implement well the circular economy. For example, hundreds of products are obtained from a single cow or pig, and emissions […]

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On the 31 of March, FEFAC held its 6th edition of Charter Webinar Series 2030. This webinar focused on “The future of nutrient recovery through animal nutrition”.  After an introduction of FEFAC President Asbjorn Borsting to remind the context and the importance of long-term perspective for circular feed, Dr. Scholten, scientific advisor from Wageningen University […]

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In the framework of the 2nd International Food Waste Awareness Day on 29 September 2021, EFFPA has published a video to explain former foodstuff processing. In this process, food losses emerging at food manufacturer and retail level are processed to be used as feed ingredients for food-producing animals. Examples of former foodstuffs are bread, biscuits, breakfast cereals, pasta […]

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On 30 September 2020 the EFFPA General Assembly elected Valentina Massa as the President of the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association. Massa is the Managing Director at DALMA Mangimi, the largest former foodstuff processor in Italy as well as a founding member of EFFPA. She succeeds Paul Featherstone, who was EFFPA’s president since the foundation […]

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EFFPA, the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association, warmly welcomes the Farm to Fork Strategy published by the European Commission on 20 May 2020. Former foodstuff processing corresponds well with a range of the projected ambitions as regards sustainable food production systems, such as reduced environmental and climate footprint of the EU food system, increased circular […]

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At its 7th General Assembly in Brussels, EFFPA re-elected Paul Featherstone (UKFFPA) as its President. Featherstone, who is also Chairman of the UK Former Foodstuffs Processors Association (UKFFPA), has been President of EFFPA since the foundation of the association in January 2014. The General Assembly also elected Kees van Gorp (VIDO) and Valentina Massa (DALMA) as […]

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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 […]

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