The Dutch measures against Salmonella in animal feed are highly effective. This became apparent after an analysis conducted by PDV (the Dutch Product Board Animal Feed).
Not critical for public health
The PDV analysis
further demonstrates that the Salmonella types found are hardly ever the types
critical to public health. The type of Salmonella is determined in all samples
that test positive for Salmonella. Products with increased risk of Salmonella
contamination are subjected to more intensive inspection levels.
intends to relax the inspection regime for feed types with test results that
have been favourable for an extended period of time. The condition for this
adjustment of inspection levels is for Salmonella incidence to remain at the
current low levels. PDV will include additional protocols in its GMP+
certification scheme for processing poultry feed with and without technological
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