Summary
  • pHorce, Salkil and Salgard are known to have positive effects in the animal and now can also be promoted as a microbiological decontaminant agent in feed
  • EU Feed Additive Register 1831/2003 now classifies formic acid as a “hygiene condition enhancer under regulation 2017/940”
  • Formic acid can be added to any raw material or feed as a bacterial decontaminating agent to improve feed hygiene. This includes, but is not limited to, bacteria such as Salmonella.
  • Formic acid is the only product approved for this application
  • Formic acid also remains additionally classified as a preservative
  • pHorce, Prefect, Salkil, Salgard and Optimax all contain formic acid

Formaldehyde vs Formic Acid in Salmonella Management
  • Heat treatment of feed is often insufficient, as finished feed can be re-infected
  • Traditionally formaldehyde has been used as a microbiological feed decontaminant
  • Formaldehyde is recognised as a carcinogen and has been banned or its usage reduced in many countries

 

Examples of how pHorce can be used in the Feedmill:

Selective Treatment of Susceptible Raw Materials

  • Up to 30kg/t of pHorce can be used to decontaminate oily raw materials
  • Up to 2kg/t of pHorce to prevent recontamination during storage

 

Routine Flushing of the Feedmill

  • Post cleaning flush with 50kg of pHorce in 100kg of wheatfeed, polenta or rice bran
  • Used as part of a Salmonella control programme weekly or monthly
  • After flushing, the mixed product can be stored and re-used for a period of 2 years (if stored correctly)

 

Spot Treatments

  • Treating bacterial contamination at Critical Hazard points within a mill e.g. conditioner, cooler, conveyors and finished stock product bins
  • 250g of pHorce can be added directly

 

Feed Transfer

  • Feed is often blown from a delivery vehicle into a feed bin
  • A scoop of pHorce can be added to blower line before attaching to the vehicle
  • pHorce creates a biosecurity barrier between fresh and old feed