At its breakfast meeting on the first day of IPPE in Atlanta, Georgia, Anitox focused on pathogen control and milling efficiency. According to the company, these are important topic as poultry producers respond to demands to further protect consumers against food borne illnesses without compromising productivity.
Dr Steve Collett of the University of Georgia addressed considering feed borne pathogens and their impact on gut health and animal performance. “There’s an increasing appetite for fact-based information on feed borne pathogenic contaminants that are potentially harmful to both food producing animals and humans,” explained Roger Mann, COO at Anitox. “Producers are working to ensure they have critical control points in place and Dr Collett’s insights will prove invaluable.”
Walmart clarified its position in mid-December last year, demanding that suppliers achieve prevention-based certification against one of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) internationally recognised standards. “Feed is a very achievable critical control point,” confirmed Mann. “Treating rations with Termin-8, for example, offers residual protection against the risk of pathogens entering the food chain through feed, putting in place a critical control point and enabling producers to concentrate efforts on other possible sources of contamination.”
Anitox can be found at the IPPE on booth B3829.