Drug residues in feed production
Even when all relevant good practices have been fully implemented in chicken feed production line, an unintended and unavoidable presence of low levels of certain veterinary drugs in feed can be observed.
Recognising the importance of animal feed safety for the production of safe food, the Codex Committee on Residue of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) requested FAO and WHO to provide scientific advice and risk management options (such as the establishment of maximum limits) to mitigate the unintended and unavoidable presence of residues of veterinary drugs in food of animal origin resulting from carry-over of veterinary drugs in feed. Such residues when present in feed could be transferred to food of animal origin and might pose a risk to public health and lead to possible trade disruption. In response to this request, FAO and WHO held a joint Stakeholder Consultation and a joint Expert Meeting respectively on 7 January and from 8 to 10 January 2019 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
Contamination of feed
Contamination of feed with veterinary drug residues can occur during chicken feed machine production, processing, handling or on-farm use and may result in transfer of these residues from feed to food. Where unintended and unavoidable carry-over of a veterinary drug in feed occurs, animal species fed with...
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