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International Workshop “Safe feed for healthy food”

Feed safety and quality are important elements in the integrated chain concept for the production of food from animal origin. IFF, Braunschweig on 24 November 2011, organizes a workshop on these topics.

From the view of the compound feed production especially mycotoxins and salmonella represent a significant risk for the animal health and because of the carry over effects also for the human health. Cases of damages may lead to essential economic losses for the compound feed producer.
Optimised operative strategies concerning the handling with these contaminants require besides early identification an efficient decontamination.
This assumes an effective system of control and monitoring including suitable methods of analysis, an adapted information management and founded knowledge in procedural possibilities and limits.
The workshop “Safe Feed for Healthy Food” , which takes place at the Research Institute of Feed Technology of the IFF in Braunschweig-Thune on 24 November 2011,  includes the following findings of the FP6 research project “Biotracer IP”, presented by international accepted experts:
  • Hazard assessment for imported and local raw materials concerning the contamination by aflatoxines, ochratoxines and salmonella.
  • Improved measures of sampling and analytics during the process for these contaminants.
  • Development of a simulation tool for salmonella. 
The workshop is supplemented by the experiences of the Research Institute of Feed Technology concerning the effects of technological decontamination methods including the acid application.
Besides the presentation of the newest scientific knowledge the workshop offers the opportunity of important and informative networking and exchanging of ideas between industry, monitoring devices and science.
This workshop is aimed primarily at people who are responsible for production, quality management and HACCP, as well as raw material purchaser of compound feed plants.
The workshop will be held in English language and it is organized by Prof. J. Zentek, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Prof. P. Häggblom, National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden, and Dr. Alexander Feil, IFF, Braunschweig, Germany.
  • Importance of Feed Safety in Food Chain - PD Dr. Helmut Schafft (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, Berlin, Germany)
  • New aspects of sampling for salmonella and mycotoxins - Gunnar Andersson (National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden)
  • EU and Non EU hand-in-hand: Mycotoxin and salmonella risks related to imported feedstuff - Prof. Per Häggblom (National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden), Prof. Ebrahim Razzazi (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria), Dr. Elisabeth Reiter (Agentur für Ernährungssicherheit, AGES, Vienna, Austria)
  • Improvements in Salmonella analysis, potential of new methods - Sevinc Koyoncu (National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden)
  • Technical prerequisites for decontamination of feed: Acids and heat, heat treatment - Rainer Löwe (IFF, Braunschweig, Germany), Prof. Per Häggblom (National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden)
Forschungsinstitut Futtermitteltechnik der Internationalen Forschungsgemeinschaft Futtermitteltechnik e. V.
Research Institute of Feed Technology of IFF
Frickenmühle 1A
D-38110 Braunschweig-Thune
Thursday, 24 November 2011, 9h00 – 16h30.
Admission fee: EUR 70,00 pro Person
A binding registration is requested by 1 November 2011.
Contact by phone: Ms. Meike Stein, +49 (0)531-9222-22
Further information as well as the registration form can be found at "training"

Dick Ziggers

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