Relationship between food safety and animal nutrition

21 September 20215 min reading

With the rapidly increasing world population, the demand for animal foods is increasing day by day. At this point, the healthy development of animals is of great importance for human health. Feeding animals with toxin and bacteria-containing feeds and using the wrong antibiotics are among the top factors negatively affecting animal food health. Trouw Nutrition, working for the purpose of obtaining safe animal foods by feeding animals correctly, contributes to the sustainable food chain quality with its solution-oriented services as well as high-quality product groups. Trouw Nutrition Turkey General Manager Öğüt Köse, who made a statement regarding the 16 October World Food Day, underlines the proper animal nutrition, which is one of the most important links on the road to reliable animal feed.

In a healthy and balanced diet routine, animal food consumption is of great importance. The livestock industry has a major role to play in order to supply foods such as meat, milk, eggs, and fish, which are rich in both protein and vitamins and minerals, from the right sources in a reliable and sustainable way. The world's animal nutrition expert, Trouw Nutrition, is working hard to contribute to the healthy development of animals and the quality of the food chain, thanks to its 100 years of global experience and the products it has implemented with a from farm to fork perspective. “TOXINS ARE A SERIOUS THREAT TO BOTH HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH” Making statements within the scope of World Food Day, Trouw Nutrition Turkey General Manager Öğüt Köse drew attention to the factors affecting animal food health: “In animals fed with feed containing toxin, negative results such as a decrease in live weight, loss of performance, deterioration in final product quality and decrease in resistance to infections can occur as a result of suppression of the immune system. Fighting mycotoxins produced by certain molds is of great importance for feed safety and therefore healthy food. As Trouw Nutrition, we continue to work hard to detect and reduce the risk of mycotoxins with the analyzes made in our Mycomaster device and MasterLab laboratory, in line with our goal of ensuring feed safety, which is one of the important steps in food production. We determine the risk in a short time with our Mycomaster analysis device, which allows us to analyze mycotoxins accurately and within minutes in the field, thus enabling raw material management. Within the framework of our mission to nurture the future, we provide services in many areas ranging from determining the amount of mold and mycotoxin contamination in our MasterLab laboratory and evaluating its compliance with the criteria, to stress test analyses.” “UNSAFE FEED POSES A RISK TO FOOD HEALTH” Stating that they aim to make a sustainable contribution to meeting the healthy nutrition needs of the increasing world population, Öğüt Köse said, “The nutrients the animals need for the healthy development and optimum efficiency must be obtained from reliable sources. Animal feeds are at risk of being spoiled or contaminated by microorganisms such as Enterobacter, mold, and yeast. Salmonella, a type of bacteria, can pass from animal products to humans and cause food-borne diseases. In this regard, low feed hygiene poses a risk to animal and human health. It is necessary to make an analysis to control the quality of the feed. As a company that believes that animals should consume healthy feed in order to produce healthy food, we work to determine the exact composition of feed raw materials, to ensure that the nutrient content is analyzed accurately and quickly, and to match these nutrients with the needs of the animals at the optimum level. With NutriOpt, the modular precision feeding system we have implemented, we enable the nutrient content of feed and raw materials for different animal species to be analyzed on-site and quickly without the need for a laboratory. In this way, we contribute to preventing health problems and losses that may occur due to malnutrition in animals.” “LIMITING THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE” Emphasizing that the issue of antibiotic resistance is extremely important in terms of food health and safety, Köse said, “Intensive and incorrect use of antibiotics makes drug-resistant bacteria dominate. Limiting the use of antibiotics in order to get rid of this situation called antimicrobial resistance is of great importance to support both animal and human health. A healthy diet may also reduce the need for antibiotics. With our LifeStart concept, which we have implemented as a company that focuses on sustainable animal husbandry and feed safety, we maximize the genetic potential of farm and poultry animals by improving the quality of early nutrition and production performance with scientific methods. We help raise healthy animals of the future with our calf, sheep, goat, and chick feeds included in our LifeStart concept. This scientific approach shows us that investing in an animal's early feeding has profound and long-lasting effects on an animal's potential and life-long performance. In addition, we make extensive use of the expertise of our technical teams and the innovative and solution-oriented approaches of our company in order to solve the problems of the breeders in the field and to support them. We also benefit from our laboratory in Ankara so that they can better monitor the quality of the raw materials used by our farms and offer nutrient and toxin analysis support to farms.” “WE SUPPORT SAFE FOOD PRODUCTION BY IMPROVING ANIMAL HEALTH WITH PROPER FEEDING” Köse stated that vitamin and mineral support is vital for animals. “The productivity of farms and poultry progresses in parallel with their healthy development. The way to healthy development is through proper feeding methods, where vitamins and minerals are taken from reliable sources, as well as all other nutritional elements. With our wide product portfolio, we contribute to the healthy development and high performance of poultry and farm animals throughout their lifetimes. We believe that animal welfare and food safety can be achieved with high-quality resources,” Köse concluded.

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