Replacing imported feed raw materials with domestic ones could lead to a decrease in the Salmonella prevalence among pigs in countries where infection is low, such as in Finland, finds a study from the Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira.
Diamond V presented presented the results of recent poultry experiments using its feed additive, XPC, at IPPE last month, and it purports the supplement may make salmonella less damaging to the host animal.
Further enhancing the documentation around the inactivation step used to control contaminants in feed mills and crushing plants will ensure greater safety and ensure traceability of feed, said Béatrice Conde-Petit, group expert, Food Science and Technology,...
A multi-faceted approach must be used for testing for Salmonella in feed, concludes a study carried out by pathogen control specialist, Anitox, in tandem with researchers based at the Agriculture Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
European Commissioner David Byrne welcomed the Agriculture
Council's decision this week on new rules to cut the incidence of
foodborne diseases in the European Union. Salmonella alone costs
the EU an estimated €2.8bn.