Authorization of Insect Proteins in Aquaculture
From 1 July 2017, processed animal protein derived from insects and compound feed containing such processed animal protein shall be authorized for feeding aquaculture animals via Regulation (EU ) 2017/893 of 24 May 2017.
In view of EFSA opinion of 8 October 2015, the following insect species meet the safety requirements for production of insects for use in feed:
– Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens)
– Common Housefly (Musca domestica)
– Yellow Mealworm (Tenebrio molitor)
– Lesser Mealworm (Alphitobius diaperinus)
– House cricket (Acheta domesticus)
– Banded cricket (Gryllodes sigillatus)
– Field Cricket (Gryllus assimilis)
The insects are fed on substrates that do not harbour material of ruminant or human (manure) origin.
The substrate for the feeding of insects may only contain products of non-animal origin or the following products of animal origin of Category 3 material:
— blood products from non-ruminants
— di and tricalcium phosphate of animal origin
— hydrolysed proteins from non-ruminants
— hydrolysed proteins from hides and skins of ruminants
— gelatine and collagen from non-ruminants
— eggs and egg products
— milk, milk based-products, milk-derived products and colostrum
— rendered fats
These products will be subject to provisions of Directive 2002/32, which sets out in Annex I maximum levels of undesirable substances for feed.
Processed animal proteins derived from insects are raw materials, maximum levels for feed materials shall apply.
Similarly, compound feed containing insect flour shall be subject to the maximum levels applicable to compound feed.
Know that your laboratory PHYTOCONTROL is able to analyze substances regulated in directive 2002/32.
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