Brussels, October 2020 - FEDIAF, The European Pet Food Federation is delighted to announce the appointment of Raquel Izquierdo de Santiago as the new Secretary General of the association. Raquel succeeds Thomas Meyer who has been directing the organisation for over 20 years, successfully navigating the industry through a complete revamping of all EU legislation affecting pet food following the BSE and dioxin crisis.
Brussels, 1 October 2020 - The European animal health and pet food industry associations, AnimalhealthEurope and FEDIAF came together ahead of World Animal Day with a virtual event -#PetPower to highlight the important role that pets have played during COVID-19 lockdowns and to call for greater attention at EU level for pet-focused policies.
Brussels, September 2020 - FEDIAF, the European Pet Food Federation, is delighted to unveil the new version of its highly regarded Nutritional Guidelines for Cats and Dogs and introduce two new members of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) at the 24thEuropean Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN) 2020 Virtual Congress. The Nutritional Guidelines are updated by the SAB, which comprises independent and renowned scientists from Europe.
Brussels, July 2020 - The European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF) has launched an e-learning guide to improve understanding and implementation of pet food legislation and voluntary rules concerning on-pack and off-pack communication. The free training module is designed to accompany FEDIAF’s Code of Good Labelling Practice for Pet Food; both resources are available at http://www.fediaf.org/self-regulation/labelling.html.
Brussels, June 2020 - Today, the European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF) releases its annual overview of the pet population and pet market in Europe. With the number of pet-owning households reaching 85 million and the turnover of pet food products at €21 billion, Europeans remain committed to their pets.
The European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF) held its first virtual AGM with 135 attendees from industry, authorities, academia and partners from the Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations. With its theme: ‘Supporting Pets in Society, Today and Tomorrow’, the event included presentations by regulatory, packaging and behaviour experts.
FEDIAF, the European Pet Food Industry Federation, welcomes the publication of the new dietetic pet food regulation (PARNUTs) in the Official Journal of the EU. This concludes a review process that has mobilized the pet food industry scientific experts for more than seven years in constructive cooperation with EU and national authorities.
In response to controversy around the role of carbohydrates, FEDIAF has worked with nutrition experts on its Scientific Advisory Board to develop a new factsheet about carbohydrates in dog and cat food. FEDIAF’s range of highly regarded factsheets now totals 20 and is available to download at fediaf.org.
FEDIAF, the European Pet Food Industry Federation, and its Italian member association, ASSALCO, took part at the 23rd European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN) Congress in Turin.
At its June 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Prague, the European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF) held an inaugural meeting of its CEO Forum bringing together industry leaders to discuss and agree priorities with the aim of future proofing the industry. The session was moderated by Andreas Steinle of the German Future Institute.
Brussels, June 2019– At its Annual General Meeting in Prague, FEDIAF released its yearly data on the European pet market. The 2018 “FEDIAF Facts & Figures” confirm that pets continue to play an important role in society.
Do you know the difference between complete and complementary pet food? What animal-based ingredients are permitted in pet food? Is it safe to feed my cat or dog a vegetarian diet? These questions and many more are covered in different factsheets that FEDIAF makes available for free on the FEDIAF website.
Withthe assessment of the FEDIAF Code of Good Labelling Practice for Pet Food by the EU Standing Committee for Animal Nutrition, the FEDIAF Code receives official recognition as a practical tool for industry and authorities for guidance on how to label pet food products – for the benefit of pet owners, for a level playing field within industry and for control authorities.
FEDIAF Labelling Code, Update of Nutritional Guidelines, FEDIAF Safety Guide12 October 2018
At the Nordic Pet Food Seminar in Prague, the Deputy Secretary General of the European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF) spoke about the three pillars of self- and co-regulation underpinning the industry and their role in harmonizing the enforcement of EU regulations to ensure safe and nutritious pet food.
FEDIAF, the European Pet Food Industry Federation, has just released the 2018 edition of its scientifically reviewed Nutritional Guidelines for Cat and Dog Food. The updated version was presented earlier this month at the 22nd European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN) Congress in Munich.
At the FEDIAF AGM in Rotterdam in June 2018, an expert panel discussion was held to discuss the importance of free trade, how to overcome zoonoses as trade barriers, how to achieve that the EU is seen as one trading block and how the pet food industry remains united despite the Brexit.
The latest annual figures from the European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF) show that pet ownership across Europe remains at a high level, with an estimated 80 million European households owning at least one pet.
At the Annual General Meeting of FEDIAF, the European Pet Food Industry Federation, Mechthild Exner-Herforth was elected new President for 2018-2020. Mechthild follows Marinus Pannevis, who served as President since June 2016.
Fediaf, the European Pet Food Industry Federation, discontinued sending Christmas cards several years ago. Instead, a donation is made annually to Dyadis, the Belgian charity that trains and hands over assistance dogs to people with disabilities.
Pet food associations representing the industry from 32 countries met in Vancouver end 2012 for an exchange of views on issues of mutual interest related to fulfilling the industry's role of producing nutritious food products to support long, healthy lives for pet animals. The organizations met as the Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations (GAPFA), an informal umbrella that was established following the first international meeting of pet food associations in September, 2010. Nutrition, product safety and international trade were identified as subjects of common interest.