FEDER funds help from the European Union

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RIOSA-Refinación Industrial Oleícola SA has received aid from the European Union under the FEDER Operational Program of Andalusia 2014-2020, financed as part of the Union's response to the COVID-19 pandemic (REACT-EU), to compensate the extra energy cost of natural gas and/or electricity to SMEs and the self-employed especially affected by the increase in gas prices...

RIOSA, among the 500 most thriving companies in Spain.

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On November 7, the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CEPYME) presented its 'Cepyme 500' yearbook, the list that aims to give visibility and projection to the five hundred SMEs that lead business growth in Spain and that, in its edition of 2023, includes RIOSA for the first time. To prepare this list, CEPYME observes in the chosen companies...

The Artificial Intelligence revolution

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We are witnessing an interesting technological moment in which the use of AI tools is becoming popular, such as the well-known ChatGPT, the use of which millions of people have experienced in recent months for the most diverse functions. Specifically, applied to the world of animal nutrition, we asked ChatGPT "what are oleins." The response generated…

The war in Ukraine shoots up the prices of raw materials

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent war that is developing between two of the main exporting powers of food and energy raw materials has led to an increase in food prices without comparison in recent decades. Ukrainian grain production, in what was known as "the breadbasket of Europe" has practically disappeared,...

The EU once again authorizes the use of animal protein for animals, this time excluding intraspecies cannibalism.

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20 years after the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) crisis, also known as the "mad cow" crisis, the European Union has once again approved, after long studies, the use of animal protein in animal feed, always that certain rules are met that expressly exclude intraspecies cannibalism. We remember here our entry regarding the…

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GDPR: adaptation of the website to the new regulations on cookies

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Our website has been adapted to the new regulations on cookies published by the Spanish Data Protection Agency on July 28, 2020. With the new regulations we have to require explicit consent to accept cookies, as well as inform perfectly which ones. we use, and give the user the possibility of rejection. For us its…


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During the current international crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at RIOSA we want to assure all our clients that we will remain active and functioning as indispensable as we are in the first link of the agri-food chain, providing our raw materials for animal feed. To this end, we are taking all the necessary measures to avoid infections in our facilities, making use of all...

Fact Sheet Archive

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Our famous Information Sheets, or as we like to call them, Parish Sheets. Created by our founder Benjamín Espuny, our Parish Sheets were a compendium of ingenuity, creativity, curiosity and intelligence. They began as monthly publications to disseminate the prices of our products, but soon all kinds of newspaper news, curiosities...

New translations available

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We have been working intensely in recent months to launch this new RIOSA website. Today we complete it with the complete translation of the site into 15 languages. We hope we have covered all the most common options, but if you need any more, do not hesitate to write to us at riosa@riosa.com and we will do our best to include the new translation.

intraspecies cannibalism

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We understand that it is totally prohibited within the same animal species and not only for protein, but for all slaughterhouse by-products. Therefore, tallow cannot be used in ruminants, lard cannot be used in pigs, etc. According to the European Commission http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-04-107_en.pdf MEMO/04/107 Brussels, 6 May 2004 QUESTIONS And Answers on animal by-products Intra-species …