Trade of ingredients

The trade of ingredients for animal feed is unclear since a lot of intermediate trade exists. It is important for feed companies to purchase ingredients from suppliers and traders who are certified (e.g. GMP+, UKASTA, etc.). Through the tracking and tracing system, feed companies can control trading companies. Important risks for food safety within trade are transport and storage of ingredients or compound feeds.

Food safety issues:
• Purchase of ingredients from suppliers and traders who are not recognised;
• Occurrence of contamination during transport and storage.