AFIA works to address foreign animal disease concerns, promote a safe feed supply and prompt open communication about risk with biosecurity guidance development, says director.
The purpose of this guidance document is to provide feed and ingredient manufacturers with recommendations that may be used to develop a biosecurity plan to control the potential spread of animal diseases through feed and feed ingredients.
China is the only source of certain amino acids needed for hog rations, and even the packaging can carry the virus.
China detected African swine fever virus in some protein powders made using pork blood and manufactured by a Tianjin-based company, the General Administration of Customs said in a statement on Tuesday, December 25.
New research demonstrates that Seneca Virus A (SVA), which is also a surrogate for foot and mouth disease, is present in US swine feed mills and validates standardized dust swabbing techniques as means of SVA detection
Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with African swine fever.
As the US pig industry looks to further refine its biosecurity procedures, the US feed industry faces questions related to its supply chain and manufacturing processes and procedures.
One of China’s top animal feed producers on Tuesday said an affiliated firm had culled nearly 20,000 pigs due to a suspected case of African swine fever.
Based on current research, a holding time of 78 days after the date of manufacturing and bagging or sealing to prevent additional contamination for amino acids, minerals or vitamins will degrade 99.99 percent of viral contamination.
Food production is increasingly competitive and with that comes rising pressure around feed safety but big data, strong validation of controls and knowing your supply chain from farm to fork can help, said experts at Kemin's feed safety conference in Antwerp, Belgium last week.