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.
Veath Fish Farm has filed a lawsuit against Purina Animal Nutrition and a third party manufacturer claiming loss of income due to fish death.
After dioxin levels prompted a voluntary recall effort in Canada, Absorbent Products is turning to additional testing to demonstrate how little is bioavailable, says company president.
The EU farm lobby wants the EU Commission to impose a temporary ban on Brazilian meat imports, in the wake of the meat scandal in the Latin American country.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency advised a manufacturer to recall a feed ingredient from the Canadian marketplace due to unacceptable levels of dioxins.
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A strain of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza has been found at the facility of a commercial chicken breeder flock, said the USDA.
A court has fined UK animal feed manufacturer, W L Duffield and Sons Ltd, after a mill cleaner suffered a serious hand injury.
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.