Nutreco opens new feed plant in Italy

09-11-2009 | |
Nutreco opens new feed plant in Italy

On Nov 5th, Nutreco opened a new animal feed production plant in Mozzecane, Italy. At this site, three brands of Nutreco: Trouw Nutrition and Farmix feed specialties and Skretting fish feeds will be producred.

The new feed specialties plant integrates and will replace the production of the Trouw Nutrition plant in Bussolengo and the former BASF plant in Comun Nuovo, acquired in 2007. Hence Nutreco captures synergies within Trouw Nutrition while the location facilitates synergies between Trouw Nutrition feed specialties and Skretting fish feeds.

The new plant will manufacture Trouw Nutrition and Farmix products according to the European regulation on feed hygiene (EC: No 183/2005). Further, the plant will be FAMI-QS and GMP compliant, in line with the ‘best practice’ codes of production in the European Community.

The feed specialties plant covers a surface area of 4,600 square metres and comprises an area for raw material stocking and dosage, a processing tower, a finished products warehouse and offices. The processing tower is 32 m high to guarantee a vertical flow of the process, which minimises the risk of cross contamination between products. The dosage system utilises the principle of ‘loss in weight’, assuring a high production capacity as the calibration of raw material happens simultaneously. The plant also features an automatic labelling system, which cuts manual error in the selection and application of labels while enabling complete traceability of products and assuring elevated safety standards.

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Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor