Are the animal by-products used in aquaculture feeds dangerous to human health?

No. The safety of animal by-products has been proven by numerous scientific studies. Utilising these raw materials that would otherwise go to waste also helps to dramatically reduce the amount of fish meal and fish oil used by the industry. This contributes to the sustainability of the food industry and the circular bioeconomy. 

Various by-products from the slaughter and processing of animals destined for human consumption are used in aquaculture feeds. These raw materials are completely safe because they come from sources that have previously been subject to veterinary checks and have been determined to pose no danger to human health. These by-products are high in important protein, fat and minerals, and are therefore of precious nutritional value to carnivorous aquaculture species. 

The use of these raw materials in aquaculture delivers considerable benefits from an environmental perspective as it allows us to use resources that would otherwise go to waste to produce more food.