French industry favours use of slaughter waste
SNIV, the French meat industry association is calling
for the permission to use animal fat and slaughter waste in animal feed to
counteract the crisis ensuing from soaring feed prices.
"There are two reasons for reopening the discussion on animal feed - one is
economic - the high costs of meat production is taking its toll on the livestock
industry", commented the SNIV. In addition, the chance of BSE is lower these
The SNIV has based its arguments on advice from Afassa - the natural products
research organisation in three continents - Africa, Asia and South America.
The meat industry, however, is in favour of strict regulations regarding the
usage of such waste products in animal feed. For example, the use of bonemeal
from carcasses, they believe, should remain banned.
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