Green light for the use of insect protein in aquafeed!
The EU Commision voted to allow insect derived protein from 6 insect species to be used in fish feed from July 2017. The decision took place on the 13th of December 2017, during a meeting of the EU Standing Commettee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF). The text reflecting the legislative amendements is expected to be formally adopted in Spring 2017.
How do we know that a protein meal really comes from the 6 insect species allowed and not from others? The ENTOFÔR project will develop methods that can be used to quality control insect meals.