Global feed surpasses one billion metric tons

The results are in: Around the globe, feed tonnage has exceeded one billion metric tons for the second year in a row, says the 2018 Alltech Global Feed Survey.

The total amount of feed produced in 2017? Approximately 1.07 billion metric tons — a 2.57% increase from the previous year. This contributes to a 13% […]

FDA releases fifth FSMA rule, animal food is focus

A new rule stemming from the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is taking aim at making animal food, including pet food and livestock feed, safer.

The rule, called Preventive Controls for Food for Animals, is the fifth rule released under the FSMA umbrella. It focuses on preventive measures to safeguard animal food from a […]

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Poultry vaccinations credited for U.K.’s big drop in Salmonella – Food Safety News

Just how big of a drop? Lab-confirmed cases fell from roughly 18,000 in 1993 to just […]

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A look back at food safety in Obama’s first term – Food Safety News

From the Food Safety Modernization Act to the declaring of new adulterants, it’s been a […]

‘Tis the season for…rotational baiting

The problem

As the weather gets colder, rats and mice seek the warmth, shelter and food supply offered up by the indoors. More than just a nuisance, these rodents can have serious adverse economic and health effects when they gain access to livestock facilities, grain storage or production facilities, and a host of other areas. […]

U.S. FDA renews food and feed safety agreement with China

The U.S. and China have extended a food and feed safety agreement for another five years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today.

The agreement aims to increase cooperation between the FDA and China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). It includes cooperating on food facility inspection, an increased focus […]

Neogen launches fully quantitative lateral flow test for DON

Neogen Corporation has developed a new test for deoxynivalenol (DON) that combines the speed and simplicity of a lateral flow test with the fully quantitative precision of a more demanding testing method. The presence of the mold toxin DON in certain grains is a major concern to producers of animal feed and human food.

Neogen’s […]