Just the flax ma’am, just the flax…

The attached press release, penned by The EU Oil and ProteinMeal Industry et al in September 2009, urges the European Commission to advocate for the establishment of a “low-level presence (LLP) threshold” rather than the current zero tolerance. Industry actors see this a critical to staving off impending feed crisis in the EU.

On a related note, the recent cessation of imports of flax into the EU not only represents significant problems for Canadian producers but also represents another hit for EU producers and crushers. Rumours are circulating that a couple of Belgium-based crushers are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.


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