By tracking the genetic footprints of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers funded by the US Department of Agriculture are hoping to shed some light on the extent to which in-feed antibiotics contribute to resistance.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs to take additional steps to lower the costs associated with the proposed animal food rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), says the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA).
Next generation probiotic research is focused on the use of indicators such as blood biomarkers to show the efficacy of the microorganisms in terms of immunology and gastrointestinal tract functionality, says a R&D specialist.
An analyst reckons US agri-giant Cargill will make a concrete offer for Nutreco soon even though such a counter bid must come in at least 8% higher than the €44.50 per share offer from SHV, a stipulation that private firm secured when finalizing its bid...
InVivo NSA has ambitions to accelerate the development of its premix and feed business in the lucrative Asian market, through intensified export activity from its Vietnam base, a push on laboratory analysis services and acquisition.
EU feed industry body, FEFAC, has welcomed the move by soy players in Brazil to extend the soy moratorium in the Amazon region until May 2016 but says the monitoring mechanism to replace that voluntary pact is robust.