Safe feed is recognized as helping to reduce production costs, maintain or increase food quality and reduce food losses and waste.
But the safety of the supply chain can be undermined by feed ingredients through carryover or contamination during production, handling, storage and transportation, or may also result from accidental or fraudulent human intervention.
Hazards associated with animal feed can be of a biological, chemical or physical nature and can include pathogenic microorganisms, heavy metals, dioxins, dibenzofurans and PCBs, residues of veterinary drugs and pesticides or they may be associated with novel and unconventional feed and feed ingredients.
Some 17 trade groups including, FEFAC, have made a joint call to the EU Commission to prioritize science-based decision making when modifying EU authorization mechanisms.
Some US feed industry members are optimistic about the potential for sector-friendly changes arising out of Trump administration.
ebeam Technologies is looking to change how the biological burden in feed crops can be managed starting at harvest.
The feed industry in China is seeing heightened feed safety regulation, greater industry integration and innovation.
EFSA has reiterated a previous finding on a talc based additive, produced by Italian company, IMI FABI.
The US authorities have filed an enforcement action against the Florida feed manufacturer over reported violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&CA).
A US feed industry focused course aims to help companies establish feed safety plans as FSMA deadlines start, says instructor.
An ongoing lawsuit against ADM for alleged feed contamination may hinge on testing, scientific input, says area expert.
EFSA said an additive, when used in poultry feed, is an effective tool to reduce carcass contamination by Salmonella spp. and so improve the quality of poultry products.
A communication drive and expansion of geographical reach are on the agenda for a Dutch feed safety collective in 2017.
The use of betulinic acid in trout feed may offer a natural trout calming agent, say researchers.
A new study on GM corn, involving French researcher Séralini, whose previous work has generated controversy, has spurred scientific debate on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Thomas Moore Feed facility is facing a second fine from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a follow-up site visit.
Monsanto developed genetically modified soybeans were risk assessed in accordance with EU regulations, found the EU Court of Justice (CJEU).
The legislative process is nearly complete for the revised EU rules on official controls of food and feed safety, with the regulation likely to be published in March next year.
A risk assessment of arsenolipids, which are lipid-soluble arsenic-containing compounds present in marine oils, is urgently needed, says a researcher.
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has developed software to estimate the transfer of certain environmental contaminants in feed to milk, eggs and pork.
US firm, Ridley Block Operations, a division of the Alltech owned Ridley Inc, has initiated a voluntary recall of a single batch of a beef cattle feed product due to...
Feed for multiple animals can be made at the same facility if safeguards are followed, says biosecurity expert.
Missing guardrails, handrails and fire extinguishers along with wiring concerns were among the safety violations reported for CPE Feeds.
The European Commission has asked EFSA to assess the risk to both animal and human health from chlorinated paraffins in feed and food.
The EU Commission has asked EFSA to develop a tool to allow a simplified approach to RASFF decision making on the risk for humans and animals from notifications related to...
An employee of Prinz Grain and Feed was killed in May this year when he entered a grain bin to clear corn from the sides of an enclosed container, and...
Nutrition Services, Inc. faces a $101,898 fine from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for alleged safety violations found in an on-site visit.
Thailand’s Department of Livestock Development is to blacklist a Vietnamese supplier as an inspection process reveals melamine tainted feed in an imported shipment, according to the Bangkok Post.