FEED-CODE is mainly applicable as:
a service to European farmers, provided by associations or through agreements with service companies. FEED-CODE is considering the application of its innovative tools to all milk producers involved in the production of food carrying the European “Protected Designation of Origin” label (or PDO label). For these dairy farmers, it is highly relevant to control feed composition.
Just considering world-famous Italian PDO cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano, Gorgonzola and Asiago, FEED-CODE would already reach a target group of more than 10 000 farmers – so you can imagine how high the overall number of farmers involved in milk production for PDO cheese on a European-wide level would be! In other scenarios, the FEED-CODE technology could be applied on all farms specialised in milk production, 500 000 in the EU-27. Farms that are not specialised in milk production but that exceed a certain economic size would also benefit from FEED-CODE’s innovation.