Top 10 animal feed industry articles, blogs from April

Top 10 animal feed industry articles, blogs from April

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Find out what you missed in feed news and blogs from last month

See what topics were the most popular in the animal feed industry in April.


  1. COVID-19 in your feed mill: Now what?

U.S. animal feed mills will not be required to issue a product recall if an employee tests positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported during its “COVID-19 Briefing for Animal Food Stakeholders,” on Tuesday afternoon.

 

  1. Smithfield addresses COVID-19 ‘misinformation’

Smithfield Foods has published a statement in response to what it calls “misinformation about the company” concerning its response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

  1. Empty grocery shelves don’t mean there’s a food shortage (blog)

Ann Reus: The problem facing farmers during the coronavirus pandemic is ‘not simply a matter of supply and demand.’

 

  1. Rabobank: COVID-19 pressures global pork markets

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is pressuring pork markets around the world, mainly in three areas: labor; shifting demand; and logistics, distribution and trade, according to a new report from Rabobank.

 

  1. Four European countries report new ASF cases in pigs

In Europe, new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in domestic pigs in Bulgaria, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.

 

  1. Pandemic lowers demand for animal feed in SE Asia

In Southeast Asia, as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, demand for animal feed is expected to decline due to the reduction in animal protein consumption, according to Rabobank.

 

  1. 4 ADM employees test positive for COVID-19

ADM said four employees at its Clinton, Iowa, corn processing complex have tested positive for COVID-19, but that it is continuing operations at the plant, “in alignment with business continuity plans.”

 

  1. Top 8 Latin American feed companies

Latin American compound feed production has continued to grow exponentially for more than a decade.

 

  1. Some countries ban export of staple crops amid COVID-19

A half-dozen companies, primarily in central Asia and eastern Europe, have opted to ban the export of staple food and commodity crops to preserve supplies in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

  1. FDA says restaurants may sell unused food as animal feed

Restaurants forced to closed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may consider selling unused food items as animal feed if they are unable to sell the food for its intended use, according to new guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).