EFSA: keep ban cattle blood in fish feed
Despite the wish of the European Animal Protein Association to reintroduction bovine spray
dried red cells as an ingredient for fish feed, the EFSA says no to any
relaxation of the ban.
After the assessment of the potential dangers of
adding bovine blood compounds to fish feed, EFSA's
Scientific Panel on Biological Hazards
concluded that currently there is insufficient data to
quantify the degree of BSE risk for animal or human health from feeding cattle
blood products to farmed fish.
According to the Panel, there would also be an undesired
side effect from adding bovine blood to feed for fish, as this would potentially
limit the suitability of current detection methods to distinguish between the
blood and other prohibited bovine by-products in animal feeds, such as Specified Risk Materials (SRMs)
which include cattle brain,
spinal cord and other potentially BSE infectious tissues.Related
Animal Protein Association
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