Press Releases

Danish fish oil impurity case - Revised

17th July 2013
On 2nd July fish oil refining company FF Skagen, based in Denmark, was charged, along with two other companies, of illegally blending feed grade fish oil with technical grade fish oil and selling this as feed grade oil for use in fish feeds. IFFO understands that the technical grade fish oil which...

IFFO RS progress

18th June 2013
"Overall 103 plants in 10 countries are now IFFO RS certified, amounting to 40% of world combined fishmeal and fish oil production and 70% of that produced by IFFO members," says Francisco Aldon Head of Standards at IFFO. "More factories are in the process of certification," he adds, "and sixteen...

Fishmeal for Farmed Shrimp in Thailand

1st March 2013
Following the UK Channel 4 broadcast of Hugh’s Fish Fight on February 28 2013, a programme presented by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, IFFO members and other stakeholders should note the following.The programme featured, in part, the use of fine mesh nets to catch a wide range of...

Report from the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils

28th February 2013
23rd Session, Langkawi, Malaysia.Gretel Bescoby represented IFFO at the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils meeting held in Langkawi, Malaysia in February where the new proposed draft Codex standard for fish oils was discussed at great length. The CODEX ALIMENTARIUS sets international standards and...

Fishery discards and by-products

8th February 2013
Andrew Mallison, director General of IFFO The Marine Ingredients Organisation, welcomed this week’s vote in the European Parliament to ban discards of healthy fish. "The supply of fishmeal and fish oil is not meeting current demand," said Mallison, "and raw material that could be used to supply...