Less salmonella in Dutch feeds
The percentage of salmonella positive raw materials has decreased from 4.7 to
3.4% last year compared to 2004.
Compound feed was very low in salmonella, between 0.3
and 0.8%. This is the outcome of the evaluation of the Dutch salmonella policy
by the Product Board for Animal Feed (PDV).
PDV reckons the decrease
findings is due to extra efforts the animal feed
industry has employed to fight the bacterium. These extra efforts entail the
mapping of critical steps in the production process and the use of all kinds of
control measures. Salmonella sampling and analysis were spearheaded in the GMP+
checklist for auditing.
In 2005 some 35,000 salmonella reports were
send to the Database Undesirable Materials of PDV. This is an increase of 7%
compared to 2004. The increase is also a result of the implementation of a web
application, which facilitated companies to send in their data easier and much
To lower the administrative and financial burdens that go
with the salmonella control program PDV intends to make a division between
suppliers. Those suppliers that already for a long time had none or very few
salmonella positive results can be relieved from stricter monitoring pressure.
In the coming months PDV will fill further details on this.
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