SUMMARY
  • Under the Red Tractor Food Assurance Scheme for Broilers and Poussin, published October 2017, it is now a requirement to provide records for the Salmonella treatment (including product used and batch number) of whole wheat added to diets
  • This includes all whole wheat sources (bought in or home grown)
  • The EU has now classified formic acid as a bacterial decontaminating agent (including, but not limited to Salmonella) to improve feed hygiene (Feed additive Register 2017/940)
  • Salkil and Salgard contain formic acid, which is the only product approved for this application

FORMALDEHYDE VS FORMIC ACID IN SALMONELLA MANAGEMENT
  • Traditionally formaldehyde has been used as a microbiological feed decontaminant
  • Formaldehyde has recently had its feed additive status denied within the EU and is now suspended for use within the feed industry
  • Anpario liquid acid products contain active, buffered formic acid so they are suitable for raw material and finished feed application

 

USING WHOLE WHEAT IN POULTRY DIETS
  • It is common to see inclusion of whole wheat in poultry diets between 5 and 30%
  • This wheat is usually un-treated, unlike heat treated pelleted feed
  • Untreated, whole wheat can be a source of bacteria such as Salmonella in feed
  • Red Tractor Food Assurance Scheme now requires farmers to treat whole wheat and the process to be recorded

 

APPLYING LIQUID ACIDS IN THE FEED MILL
  • Usually sprayed onto raw materials, to provide 4 litres of acid per tonne when treating raw materials
  • Depending on dwell/retention time a 4 log kill rate (99.9%) can be attained

 

ROUTINE FLUSHING OF THE FEED MILL
  • Post clean flush with 50kg on 100kg of wheat feed or other suitable carrier
  • Can be used weekly or monthly as part of Salmonella control programme
  • When bagged and stored correctly, the mixed product can be re-used for up to 2 years

 

For more information, please contact your Anpario representative.