By Nestor Arellano
A high-protein fish feed recently developed by an American company can now be sold in the European market.
Praire AquaTech announced that its high-performance protein ingredient for aquafeed under the ME-PRO received the stamp of approval by European Union authorities.
The approval follows an independent review of the product by EU authorities.
“ME-PRO is ready for Europe,” according to animal nutrition expert Angelo Lauwaerts of nutrition consulting firm, Salka Valka BV. “ME-PRO satisfies supporting documentation according to FSP (GMP+) and FEFANA.”
The feed was developed in the United States at Prairie AquaTech’s R&D facility in Brookings, SD.
With a 70 per cent protein content, ME-PRO is an excellent aquafeed ingredient for feed manufacturers and fish and shrimp farmers, according to the company.
The company said ME-PRO also reduces phosphorus discharge in water (due to fish waste) and production based on non-genetically modified (non-GMO) plant protein.
“The vision for developing ME-PRO was built upon three fundamental values that apply to successful feed ingredients: responsible sourcing, high performance and positive impact on the environment,” said Mark Luecke, CEO of Praire AquaTech. “t’s really great news that we are now able to bring ME-PRO to European fish and shrimp farmers and feed mills.”