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.
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.
The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is cautioning grain and feed handlers to follow safety practices during the harvest season.
The European Commission (EC) has adopted regulation enabling meal produced from wild starfish and aquatic invertebrates to be used to make fishmeal for pig and poultry feed.
A vessel carrying 23,000 tons of palm kernel expeller (PKE) will not be permitted to discharge its cargo in New Zealand.
The death toll in the explosion and subsequent fire at the BASF plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany has risen to three.
EFSA found the available literature investigating the effects of the feed additive, zilpaterol, on animal health and welfare is limited but indicates a potential increase in mortality, heart rate, respiration...
Two people have died and several others have been injured in a fire following a blast at a BASF production facility in Germany.
Kansas State University and the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) are working together to build and offer a hands-on grain training and safety program, says program expert.
A ship carrying cargo containing palm kernel expeller (PKE) for use in feed in New Zealand has been prevented from docking its load for nearly one month by the authorities. ...