Animal feed is an integral part of the food chain and its safety has been recognised as a shared value and responsibility. The use of production methods and feed additives that minimise microbial contaminants in feed are of key importance to animal and human health. In a controversial decision, EU Member States recently voted to deny the authorisation of formaldehyde for use as a
feed additive for control of Salmonella in feed. Zoe Kay at Cuckoo Consulting discusses that the alternative technologies need to both be effective at reducing levels of Salmonella and Enterobacteriaceae and provide protection from recontamination.