Poultry production / Poultry Meat Processing / Poultry feed industry / Production of eggs and egg products / Transportation of eggs / Origin of ingredients
Origin of ingredientsIngredients are raw or processed ingredients of vegetable or animal origin intended for use for manufacturing concentrates. Ingredients may only be put on the market if they are "sound, genuine and of merchantable quality". They must not represent any danger to human or animal health or to the environment. Examples of ingredients are crops produced by farmers (e.g. grain, maize, soya beans etc.), residual products of human food production, over due products of supermarkets and residual products of slaughter of animals.
Ingredients: risks for food safety
• Tracking and tracing
• GMO’s and GMM’s
Food safety issues:
• Purchased ingredients can be infected with Salmonellae, Campylobacter or other contaminations;
• Compound feed companies that do not purchase their feed from recognised suppliers;
• The use of GMO’s and GMM’s as ingredients.