Feed use of Former foodstuffs part of the solution to reduce food waste On 15 October the European Commission organised a high level conference at the EXPO Milano, in contribution to the search of EU food waste reduction solutions. Former foodstuff processors, with EFFPA as the representative body at EU level, already prevent an estimated […]

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On 22 September 2015, at its 3rd General Assembly, EFFPA re-elected its President Paul Featherstone (UKFFPA) for another two years. Also the Vice-President, Kees van Gorp (VIDO), and the Treasurer, Sigrid Pauwelyn (TROTEC), will continue their roles as EFFPA representatives. The EFFPA Board members considered it of great importance that the representatives who helped to give […]

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EFFPA has published its position on the food chain circular economy. This position was also submitted to the European Commission when EFFPA uploaded its contribution to the public consultation on the circular economy which ended on 20 August 2015. In its comments to the European Commission, EFFPA expressed its support for the inclusion of a […]

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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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The Greek company Nuevo S.A. has joined EFFPA as an Observer Member as of 1 April 2014. Nuevo S.A. is already a well-established operator on the market for feed premixes and since last year started running a pilot in former foodstuff processing. Nuevo S.A. is the first operator in Greece to undertake a structural and […]

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EFFPA has called on MEPs in the Environmental Committee to tackle the environmentally unsustainable practice  where valuable feedstuffs are removed from the food chain in the course of in the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. EFFPA members are facing distorted competition due to national tax incentives for bioenergy producers to burn energy-rich former foodstuffs […]

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EFFPA hopes the European Commission will hold its word and relaunch a more ambitious proposal of the Waste Legislative Package by the end of 2015. The original proposal, published in July 2014 and withdrawn in December 2014, contained a definition of food waste that specifically excluded food losses destined to animal feed to be considered as […]

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On 31 October 2014 EFFPA President Paul Featherstone presented the contribution of the former foodstuff processors sector towards reducing food waste at the 2nd FUSIONS European Stakeholder Platform in Brussels. For EFFPA it was a positive experience to showcase its expertise in animal feed solutions for food losses to an audience of food waste experts.  […]

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