Roughly 5 Mio EU farmers raise animals for food production with a value of about EUR 130 billion. Every year, they need approximately 450 Mio tons of feed for their animals.
There are different types of feed:
- feed materials
- feed additives;
- compound feed including pet food
- medicated feed
For the latest on the marketing of feed materials and compound feed, see EC Regulation 767/2009 .
For the new rules on the authorisation, supervision and labelling of feed additives, see EC Regulation 1831/2003 .
The Commission and the Member States discuss animal nutrition issues in the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Animal Nutrition.
For the Committee's agendas and reports, click here.