There is interest in Black Soldier Fly Larvae for human food from specific groups. At present, Black Soldier Fly products have not been approved for use in human foods.
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There are a number of BSFL hobbyists and a wealth of information online. Our focus is on commercial production.
EnviroFlight exclusively utilizes the Black Soldier Fly. We recommend you check with your local university; they may offer helpful extension programs.
Like humans, Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) require balanced diets. We feed our BSFL a variety of materials including Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS) from ethanol plants and brewer’s grains from nearby Yellow Springs Brewery, cookie meal, and other organic materials available from pre-consumer processing. All materials fed to our BSFL are safe for use in animal feeds and meet AAFCO guidelines.
Our goal is to gain acceptance as an ingredient in the animal food industry. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works with The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) to ensure all animal ingredients meet nutritious and safety standards before use. Currently, EnviroFlight® is working with the FDA to evaluate ingredients through this process. As of today, Black Soldier Fly have been permitted for use with salmonids and poultry.
We follow the American Association of Feed Control Official (AAFCO) Guidelines. We also believe the manure waste of livestock is not a healthy diet for our larvae; the potential of heavy metal contamination, salmonella, and other unknown pathogens is not worth the risk.
EnviroFlight® is owned by Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR).
Contact EnviroFlight here to request pricing or call +1 (606) 956-0269. All our products are sold in bulk. Shipping costs not included.