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Mike Dutton
Mike Dutton and 2 more
University of Johannesburg
1. Introduction Mycotoxins are a class of low molecular weight compounds that are produced by toxigenic strains of moulds that infect food and feed commodities. They can cause serious animal health related problems as they may be hepatotoxic, nephrotoxic [1,2] and may impair immune responses resulting in increased risk to secondary infection [3]. In addition, these toxins also compromise animal performance arising from...
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Patrick Wall
University Colleague Dublin
With increasing liberalisation of trade and freer movement of goods, when it comes to trade in food, we are truly living in a global village. Increasing travel by citizens for tourism, business and emigration, combined with innovative marketing, has created a demand for a broad range of diets in many countries necessitating the importation of foods and ingredients as citizens wish to experience the tastes of far off cultures in their home countries, or wish for...
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Introduction Food safety refers to “a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards.” Food safety has always been of prime concern among the food manufacturing world. Foodborne diseases might just be yet another aspect of food safety, but...
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Food safety is a critical concern in the U.S. and around the world. A recently enacted U.S. law – the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) – is having a major impact on the manufacturing practices of many feed ingredient and feed product suppliers. Fortunately, Diamond V is well-prepared for FSMA, based on our long history of state-of-the-art manufacturing and regulatory compliance confirmed by third party certifications. ...
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Mary Hourigan
University of Minnesota
INTRODUCTION In the event of an HPAI outbreak in the US poultry industry, regulatory measures will be taken to contain and eradicate the disease expediently. Limitations on movement of eggs and egg industry products into, out of, and within an HPAI Control Area will be applied. However, these restrictions directly oppose the egg industry’s need to continue to move uninfected product to commerce to avoid...
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Food safety in animal food production. Praful Kumar (Ayurvet)
Praful Kumar, export manager at Ayurvet talks about food safety impact when using chemical additives in animal feed....
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Superliv: the natural alternative to antibiotics. Praful Kumar (Ayurvet)
Dr. Praful Kumar , International Business Manager at Ayurvet, speaks about the use of antibiotics and food safety. He introduces Superliv, a natural aternative to antibiotics and its benefits to use it in farms....
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Johanna Fink-Gremmels
Utrecht University
Introduction Food security - a human right: The availability of food is one of the basic human rights and should allow human beings to live in dignity and be free from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition (WHO). We all know that due to political constraints and subsequent poverty this human right is not achieved in all parts of the world. The simple fact, however, that the world population is still increasing...
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Role of novel feed aditives in maintaining healthy profits: Praful Kumar (Ayurvet)
Praful Kumar, Manager -Exports and International Business- at Ayurvet speaks about their novel feed additives range and how these could address the problem of raising feed costs and feed safety at VIV India 2014....
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INTRODUCTION In recent years food safety concerns have been focused on pathogens, such as Salmonella which is recognized as a primary cause of food poisoning worldwide and massive outbreaks have been occurred in several parts of the world [1]. Salmonella typhi and S. paratyphi , are considered as one of the major diseases resulting in considerable morbidity and usually cause severe...
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As a poultry and egg producer one is used to ups and downs in income and costs. However, when income is low and costs are high, the continuation of an enterprise is at stake. Then it is wise to be extra alert on subclinical dangers that might threaten a company's liveability. One of those unnoticed threats is often a low level infection of mycotoxins.   ...
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Kofa Feed: Feed Safety & Feed security  - Addcon
Addcon presents Kofa Feed, a liquid application for bacteria control in raw material....
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Food Safety - Dr Shivendra Deora  (Hindi language)
Dr. Shivendra Deora talks about indiscriminate usage of chemicals and synthetics in animal food production and how Food Safety is at stake due to this and safer alternatives like herbal/natural products can be a very healthy option.Ayurvet offerings are based on Traditional Knowledge and Modern Science and can be used to control digestive/reproductive/mastitis/Immunosuppression related problems.THIS VIDEO IS IN HINDI LANGUAGE...
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What are mycotoxins? Mycotoxins are compounds produced by moulds under specific environmental conditions. These toxins are harmful to human and animal health. Some of the most important mycotoxins are shown in Table 1. Table 1. Mycotoxins ...
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Chemicals residues in food. C. Francia (Brouwer)
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Importing countries and technical barriers against exports related to food hygiene
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Food Safety. Will Henry (Extru-Tech)
Mr. Will Henry, Technical Sales Engineer of Extru-Tech, Inc., talks about the objective of the company to educate clients on Food safety control systems to prevent contamination by pathogens....
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Striving for safe food and protecting biodiversity As the world becomes more global, trade in agricultural, fishery and forestry commodities has increased. At the same time, the task of ensuring our world has safe food while protecting our natural resources from pests and diseases, including invasive species, has become more complicated. These issues concern everyone: farmers, foresters and fishers,...
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Scientists will today unveil a new weapon in the battle against food poisoning, which could also cut the thousands of tonnes of meat thrown away by supermarkets. The Aberystwyth University experts believe the new system which can highlight millions of tiny bacteria invisible to the human eye could revolutionise food safety and Wales' £10m-a-year poultry industry. Developed at the...
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As a result of consumer concern about food safety, the association between animal and human health has become a prominent issue. A recent study published by Ramchandani and coworkers (2005) found that many of the Escherichia coli strains responsible for urinary tract infections in women can be traced back to E. coli strains from the intestinal tract of cattle. Even more significantly many of these organisms were found to be resistant to a variety of antibiotics, which often results in...
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