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‘Often lack of clarity about the origin by-products in animal nutrition’

‘Often lack of clarity about the origin by-products in animal nutrition’

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Companies vegetable by-products decrease for use in animal nutrition is often unclear where the products come from.

That concludes the Dutch Food and consumer product safety Authority (NVWA) after research among 23 recipients. At eight of them, the traceability is not in order.

When the 62 surveyed ‘oorsprongsbedrijven’, where the vegetable by-products come from, were nineteen violations identified. It was, inter alia, to the lack of a diervoederregistratie and the process of upgrading from feed to food.

Incidents with animal feed in the past were the reason for the research. Some by-products in the food industry are raw material for animal feed manufacturers. It is of interest to know how the currents run to the safety of products to guarantee. In the past, the more mass in the meat and dairy industry.

The NVWA went to 62 companies that potatoes, corn, rice, or flour processing and fruits and fruitsnijderijen. It was looking at whether they meet the conditions for animal feed.

Then were 23 recipients of the by-products examined, including animal feed manufacturers, waste processors and vergisters. The NVWA looked at the traceability: the administrative documents of the by-products correspond to the information of the oorsprongsbedrijven.

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