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FAO/IFIF ‘Feed Manual published in French

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the French language version of the “Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry”. This Manual, the first of its kind, was published by IFIF and FAO to increase feed safety and quality at the production level.

Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF Executive Director, explains, "the Feed Manual is designed to increase feed safety and quality at the production level both for industrial production and on farm mixing." Ms. de Athayde adds, "The Feed Manual is intended to guide managers of feedmills and the feed industry as a whole and we are very pleased that we have now launched the French language version. We believe this will support international trade in feed products as well as in products of animal origin".

Daniela Battaglia, Livestock Development Officer at the Animal Production and Health Division of FAO, says, "FAO is committed to develop stakeholders' capacities in its members countries and to enable them to take better care of animal nutrition and feed safety." Ms. Battaglia adds "the Feed Manual offers comprehensive information and practical guidelines to assist producers and all parties along the production and distribution chain to comply with the regulatory framework based on the Codex Alimentarius Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding."

The Arabic, Chinese, English, and French language versions of the Feed Manual are available for download at www.ifif.org. The Spanish language version of the Manual will be launched later in 2014.

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