Animal feed ingredients might be pathways for introducing African swine fever virus into the US, but there is uncertainty because of the lack of data on transmission from these sources
The US Grains Council (USGC) has strengthened biosecurity safeguards for overseas travelers and USGC trade teams in response to outbreaks of African swine fever.
Kansas State University audits identify hot spots at feed mills.
The inspector of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has declared an order imposing conditions in relation to secondary control zones in respect of African swine fever (ASF). The order includes new import requirements for unprocessed grains and oilseeds as well as associated meals destined for use in livestock feed sourced from countries that have reported an active case of ASF in domestic or wild pigs within the last five years.
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.