Wednesday, August 15, 2018

AFIA applauds FDA decision to extend some FSMA compliance inspection time frames

The American Feed Industry Association praises the Food and Drug Administration's announcement yesterday to extend its deadlines and inspection timeframes for when certain-sized facilities should come into compliance with some Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) rules and regulations.
 


By extending the deadlines, the FDA will have more time to release the final FSMA guidance documents and train its inspectors, while the regulated animal food industry will have greater opportunity to perform the necessary retrofits to animal food safety plans and processes to ensure full compliance with federal regulations.

"Throughout the rulemaking process, AFIA has asked the agency to take a staggered approach to implementation to allow the industry time to focus on current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) implementation and also to receive the necessary guidance to properly implement the hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls (HA/PC) requirements," said Leah Wilkinson, AFIA's vice president of public policy and education. "AFIA applauds the agency for continuing to offer this staggered approach and flexibility as the industry implements these broad sweeping regulations."


Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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BioMar’s new production facility in Australia gets final approvals

BioMar Group’s AUS $56 million investment in to a new aquaculture feed production facility in Tasmania, Australia has received the final tick of approval from the local Latrobe Council. Now the 14-month construction phase can begin.

In December 2017, BioMar announced plans to develop a world-class state of the art aquaculture feed production facility in Tasmania, Australia in response to the growth seen in the sector.
 
Biomar Factory in Australia
Image credit: BioMar

BioMar Australia Technical Customer Account Manager Alasdair Bradley said he was delighted to receive the Latrobe Council’s DA approval, allowing the project to take the all-important next steps.

Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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Global Salmon Initiative marks five year anniversary

Five years ago today, a group of salmon farming CEOs decided to take a risk on a new approach to shaping a sustainable future for the industry – collaboration.

The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) was the vision of those CEOs, who decided that the usual models of change weren’t working effectively, and something different was needed in order to see significant improvements in sustainability.
  



Betting instead on a model of pre-competitive collaboration and increased transparency, the GSI members set ambitious targets of achieving the highest environmental and social standards (as set by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council [ASC]), sharing expertise and knowledge to promote accelerated change at speed and at scale, and – likely the biggest risk of all – sharing their progress via a publicly available and transparent reporting platform.


Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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FishFarmFeeder company profile




FishFarmFeeder is a company founded in 2008 that only manufactures aquaculture feeding systems with a complete catalogue of solutions.


Feeders can be customised for each fish farm and species:

- Centralised Feeders
- Hatchery Feeders
- Feed Barges
- Cannon Feeders

FishFarmFeeder can customise their feeders adapting the performance to each fish farmer.


Visit FishFarmFeeder website, HERE.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Chile’s Council for Transparency orders salmon producers to reveal amount of antibiotics used

The Council for Transparency (CPT in Spanish) ruled in favour of Oceana for the very first time, ordering salmon producers to reveal information on the amount of antibiotics used by salmon farms during 2015, 2016 and 2017, after 18 of 24 companies refused to provide the information requested in February this year by marine conservation organisation Oceana, arguing that the dissemination of this data "would put them at risk in the competitive, economic and commercial perspective".
 
Image credit: Oceana

This represents a change of criteria in the CPT, since it had historically denied the provision of information and it was only made available through court proceedings. On this occasion, according to the organisation's decision, the companies that were against providing the information did not prove that its disclosure "affects the commercial and economic rights of the companies", adding that "there is public interest related to the knowledge of such information because it is linked to a matter that can compromise public health".


Read more HERE.

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Funding for Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association

An investment of $460,000 is being made in equipment aimed at improving the effectiveness, quality and sustainability of New Brunswick's fisheries and seafood sector.

The funding will help the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association with the purchase and installation of two real-time monitoring buoys equipped with sensors. Data collected from the buoys in Passamaquoddy Bay will be used to support decision-making for the aquaculture industry and for matters of concern to other marine users, such as fishers and tourism operators.
 
Image credit: Kevin Galens on Flickr
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"Investing in technology like real-time monitoring buoys in the Bay of Fundy is an important part of our commitment to the long-term sustainability of the provincial seafood and aquaculture industries," said Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet. "The success of this sector is a direct result of the hard work, innovative people and companies behind it. Demand for New Brunswick's seafood is at an all-time high and we will continue to work with our aquaculture and fisheries sectors to find new ways to thrive, generate jobs and contribute to our economy."


Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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Liptosa company profile

  
LípidosToledo SA began in 1996 as a family business and under the guidance of a group of professionals with extensive experience in the Animal Nutrition field. 

From the outset, the company's mission has been to provide its clients with personalised service and efficient, natural products that are able to meet the demands of the sector.

In 2000 Lípidos Toledo SA moved its facilities, building a modern manufacturing plant in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo, Spain). In 2012 it acquired a new industrial warehouse in the vicinity of the main facilities where the manufacturing of the powder additives takes place and a third storage warehouse.

With these new facilities Lípidos Toledo SA is able to have separate manufacturing lines for the different products they manufacture, avoiding the risk of cross contamination.

Furthermore, the new facilities enable the company to manufacture products with fishmeal derivatives, allowing the company further expansion, mainly in the aquaculture range.

The facilities allow the manufacture of nutritional products, liquid and powder based phytobiotic additives, nutraceutical products and nutritional and specialty products without any risk of the products becoming cross contaminated.

In 2010, Lípidos Toledo SA acquired a large office space at C/ San Romualdo 12-14 in Madrid, Spain where all logistics work is carried out. This enables Lípidos Toledo SA to fulfil its objective of manufacturing products of the highest quality and providing its clients the best service.


Visit the Liptoaqua website, HERE.

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