New aqua feed ingredient verified for sale in Europe


October 18, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Aquaculture News,News-Global



ME-PRO® is a high performance, plant-based protein produced for aquaculture feed

Prairie AquaTech, an American manufacturer of animal feed ingredients, announces that its high performance protein ingredient for aqua feed—ME-PRO®—is ready to be sold as a feed ingredient in Europe.

This action follows an independent review confirmed by competent authorities in the EU that determined ME-PRO can be marketed as a feed material.

“ME-PRO is ready for Europe!” stated animal nutrition expert Angelo Lauwaerts of nutrition consulting firm, Salka Valka BV. “ME-PRO satisfies supporting documentation according to FSP (GMP+) and FEFANA.”

ME-PRO was developed in the United States at Prairie AquaTech’s R&D facility in Brookings, SD. The protein ingredient has excellent characteristics that make it ideal for inclusion in European aqua feed.

With a 70% protein content, ME-PRO provides feed manufacturers and aqua farmers with an exceptional aqua feed ingredient for all species of fish and shrimp. However, ME-PRO also provides manufacturers and aqua farmers two unique features: reduction in phosphorus discharge in water (due to fish waste) and production based on non-genetically modified (non-GMO) plant protein.

“ME-PRO is important for the European aquaculture industry,” stated Prairie AquaTech CEO Mark Luecke. “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. It’s really great news that we are now able to bring ME-PRO to European fish and shrimp farmers and feed mills!”

For more information on Prairie AquaTech or ME-PRO protein ingredient for aqua feed, contact John Mollison, VP of Communications, john@southdakotainnovation.com, +1 605 2616070 or Sergio Nates, Executive VP, sergio@prairieaquatech.com, +1 703 4745416. Web: www.MEPROPowered.com