Animal feed contamination: Effects on livestock and food by J Fink-Gremmels

By J Fink-Gremmels

Feed infection with microbiological or toxicological brokers can impact animal well-being, productiveness and welfare. whilst, feed safeguard is a necessary prerequisite for human intake. The editor and individuals goal to supply an creation to the advanced subject of animal feed infection, spotlight a number of matters of contemporary quandary and illustrate the harmonization of laws and methods placed into position via the worldwide feed on feed caliber and security. The e-book addresses the problems of microbiological dangers, infection of feed fabrics through chronic natural toxins and poisonous metals and the hazards linked to the presence of average pollutants in 3 separate sections. the following components speak about veterinary medicinal items as contaminants and using antimicrobials in animal feed and spotlight the hazards of rising applied sciences. the ultimate part is dedicated to technical points of caliber administration.

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However, we do hope that this handbook is considered a useful introduction to the multifaceted area of animal feed safety and that it provides relevant information about quality control and intervention strategies. J. Fink-Gremmels © Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2012 1 Introduction to animal feed contamination J. Fink-Gremmels, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Abstract: Global acquisition of feed materials has become common in order to achieve economically viable production of animal feeds. At the same time this globalization increases the risk for potential microbiological and toxicological contaminants that determine the quality and nutritional value of feeds, but more importantly also the safety of animal-derived foods such as milk, meat and eggs.

Mineral mixtures are also used separately and may be added to a farm blend or offered ‘free choice’. 2. Moist feeds are fed throughout Europe, and the Netherlands Feed Producers’ Group, OPNV, recently compiled data which show that, collectively, they amount to 35 million tonnes within the 27 Member States of the EU (OPNV, personal communication, 2009). Moist and liquid feeds are occasionally mixed and marketed as moist feed blends, but they are more typically supplied directly from the production site to the farms where they will be used.

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