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Monday, July 26, 2010 10:36:13 AM
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Safe food through safe feed
 
Dr. Harish Dharne
 

 

Ensuring safe food is paramount for the protection of human health and for enhancing the quality of life. Safe food plays an important role, whether domestically produced and consumed, imported or exported. In addition, the production of safe food represents an opportunity for income generation and market access.
 
Over the last decades, the food chain approach has been recognised as an important step forward to ensure food safety from production up to consumption. This approach requires the commitment of all players in the food chain, involving producers, traders, processors, distributors, competent authorities as well as consumers.
 

In recent year's public concern about the safety of foods of animal origin has heightened due to problems that have arisen with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), chemical contamination, outbreaks of food borne bacterial infections, as well as growing concern about veterinary drug residues and microbial resistance to antibiotics. These problems have drawn attention to feeding practices within the livestock industry and have prompted health professionals and the feed industry to closely scrutinise food quality and safety problems that can arise in foods of animal origin as a result of animal feeding systems.

 
 

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Article made possible through the contribution of Avitech Nutrition.
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