January 27, 2011

Neogen: Tests for Salmonella in feed meet FDA draft guidance

 Neogen Corporation announced that its rapid tests for Salmonella meet the guidance for Salmonella in animal feed currently being considered by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA's proposed guidance for Salmonella in animal feed seeks to lessen the number of human illnesses linked to contact with animal feed and pet food products, to reduce the risk to the animals themselves, and to prevent vertical transmission to human food.

To do so, the FDA is proposing the testing of "direct human contact animal feed" (e.g., pet food and treats, and other feeds intended to be handled by humans) for the presence of any Salmonella, and the testing of other animal feeds for the presence of Salmonella strains of known concern to specific animal species.

"Advancements in the ability to definitively trace a pathogenic outbreak to its root cause have solidified the link between animal feed and pet food contaminated with Salmonella and human and animal illness," said Ed Bradley, Neogen's vice president of Food Safety. "As we've proven by working with numerous worldwide food and feed industries over the years, we offer the animal feed industry not only exceptional rapid testing options, but also the expertise and experience to put the tests to their best use." Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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