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A review of potential contaminants in Australian livestock feeds and proposed guidance levels for feed

MacLachlan, D. J. and Blaney, B. J. and Cook, L. G. and Klim, E. and Scholl, R. and Sexton, M. and Spragg, J. and Watts, R. (2013) A review of potential contaminants in Australian livestock feeds and proposed guidance levels for feed. Animal Production Science, 53 (3). pp. 181-208. ISSN 18360939 (ISSN)

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN12048

Publisher URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=AN12048

Abstract

Contaminants of man-made and natural origin need to be managed in livestock feeds to protect the health of livestock and that of human consumers of livestock products. This requires access to information on the transfer from feed to food to inform risk profiles and assessments, and to guide management interventions such as regulation or Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point approaches. This paper reviews contaminants of known and potential concern in the production of livestock feeds in Australia and compares existing but differing state and national regulatory standards with international standards. The contaminants considered include man-made organic chemical contaminants (e.g. legacy pesticides), elemental contaminants (e.g. arsenic, cadmium, lead), phytotoxins (e.g. gossypol) and mycotoxins (e.g. aflatoxins). Reference is made to scientific literature and evaluations by regulators to propose maximum levels that can be used for guidance by those involved in managing contamination incidents or developing feed safety programs. © 2013 CSIRO.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:literature review livestock farming national planning risk factor standard (regulation) toxin
Subjects:Animal culture > Cattle
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Deposited On:25 Nov 2013 03:17
Last Modified:08 Jun 2015 16:00

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