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Preliminary study of meat and bone meals detection in feedingstuffs in Belgium


  • Plouvier, B. , Maudoux, J. , Berkvens, D. , Baeten, V. & Saegerman, C. (2007). Preliminary study of meat and bone meals detection in feedingstuffs in Belgium. CRA-W. Proceedings in: FEED SAFETY International Conference 2007: Methods and Challenges, Namur - Belgique, 27-28/11/2007, 54-55.
Type Conference Proceedings
Year of conference 2007
Title Preliminary study of meat and bone meals detection in feedingstuffs in Belgium
Editor CRA-W
Conference name FEED SAFETY International Conference 2007: Methods and Challenges
Conference location Namur - Belgique
Recnumber 492
Pages 54-55
Label U15-1095
conference Date 27-28/11/2007
Endnote Keywords Meat and bone meal (MBM)|ESB|feedingstuffs|feed|processed animal proteins|
Abstract Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) belongs to the group of degenerative diseases affecting the central nervous system. The most likely cause of the BSE crisis is feeding cattle with meat and bone meals (MBM) contaminated by the resistant prion obtained by recycling ruminants' carcasses affected by transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. The 2000/766/EC decision established total feed ban for the first time. This decision consists in banishing the use of processed animal proteins for feeding animals raised for the production of food products. All the products or substances used for animal feeding are checked by the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain following a yearly planned samplingschedule. Controls concern both products meant for the Belgian market and exported products (intra-community exchanges and exports towards countries). The study and analysis of the samples obtained through the planned samplingschedule described above are the basis of this study. Different risk factors were highlighted in Belgium over the period between 2001 and 2004. These exploratory variables are the feed category, the feed origin and feed production companies.
Author address Baeten Vincent, Quality Department of Agro-food Products, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W), Chaussée de Namur, 24, B-5030 Gembloux, baeten@cra.wallonie.be
Fichier Preliminary study of meat and bone meals detection in feedingstuffs in Belgium
Caption U15-1095-baeten-2007.PDF
Lien http://safeedpap.feedsafety.org/fs2007/posters/plouvier.php
Authors Plouvier, B. , Maudoux, J. , Berkvens, D. , Baeten, V. & Saegerman, C.