Anitox, a producer of pathogen elimination and mould control products for the feed milling and primary meat, egg and fish production industries, has launched a liquid version of its highly-effective biocide in Saudi-Arabia, where the product has been available in powder form for some years.
The first deliveries of Termin-8® Liquid were made recently to a major poultry integrator by Agrovet Alliance, the Riyadh based company which distributes Anitox products in Saudi-Arabia. AgroVet Alliance has offices in several Middle Eastern countries and its head office is in the United Arab Emirates. The company has been providing quality products and services, including the Anitox product range, throughout the Middle East for more than 10 years, where its customers now include poultry integrators, dairy integrators, commercial feed mills and the aquaculture industry.
Termin-8 provides effective control of both gram-negative bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli, together with gram-positive types such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. The product also controls spore-forming bacteria such as Clostridium, together with mould in feed and feed ingredients, whilst exhibiting residual activity to protect against recontamination while feed is in the mill, during transport, or on the farm.
“The need to meet increasingly-stringent food safety regulations is having an ever-greater impact on all those involved in the food chain, from producer to consumer”, said Roger Mann, Regional Director for Anitox. “Feed manufacturers, integrators and livestock producers must therefore ensure that they take the appropriate action to minimise the potential for infection and a key element in achieving this is to ensure that the feed they use is pathogen free at the point of consumption.”
“Heat-treatment of feedstuffs has traditionally been used to achieve this, but adds significantly to production cost, is energy-intensive, has a high ‘carbon footprint’, can damage vitamins and nutrients, may not kill all pathogens and has no residual effect. Therefore, unless other measures are implemented, re-contamination can occur, which makes it essential for feed manufacturers and producers to treat feed with an effective biocide product.”