European Parliament call for increased use of former foodstuffs in feed

On 16 May 2017 the European Parliament voted through an own-initiative report on food waste by MEP Borjana Bilzan. The Parliament calls for a promotion of the higher-grade use of former foodstuffs in animal feed. In the report, the Commission is also asked to analyse the legal barriers to the use of former foodstuffs in feed production and promote research in this area. Certain legal clarifications that would help to stimulate the availability of former foodstuffs in animal feed production are expected in the European Commission Guidelines on the feed use of former foodstuffs, which will be published in autumn 2017.