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Animal Feed Production: Feed Safety

Optimise the safety of your animal feed manufacturing process and keep your animal production system healthy and profitable.

Discover key hygiene regulations, feed processing and feed formulation methods

Producing animal feed safely will ensure your animal production system remains healthy. Well-fed animals not only live longer but are healthier and more productive in quality and quantity, which means larger farming profits.

On this course, you’ll discover the control and testing methods used to maximise the safety of animal feed. You’ll explore the safety of different types of animal foodstuffs, including forages, oilseeds and by-products.

You’ll also learn hygiene regulations around the microbiological and chemical aspects of animal feed, as well as feed processing and formulation methods.

What topics will you cover?

• Feedstuff categories (forages, oilseeds and by-products)

• Legislation

• Microbiological and chemical aspects

• Feed Processing

• Feed Formulation Principles

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Demonstrate the multidiscipline nature of animal feed production
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of animal feed safety issues
  • Identify solutions to animal feed safety issues
  • Reflect on animal feed safety control systems
  • Identify the regulatory requirements related to the production animal feed

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for animal feed mill managers for continuous professional development and training existing and new operators, as well as other personnel (such as administrative and sales staff), food scientists, process engineers, regulators on feed safety practices.

Who will you learn with?

Michaela Fox

Michaela Fox

Michaela is a Lecturer in Education working on the development of EITFOOD education programmes. Her background is in food science and research at the Institute for Global Food Security.

Mehmet MC

Mehmet MC

I am subject matter expert for the German Institute of Food technologies e.V. and loving to transfer value and practically useable knowledge.

Francesco Chiesa

Francesco Chiesa

DVM, Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Sciences of the University of Turin, Italy.
Research field: Food Safety

Who developed the course?

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector.

Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities.

This activity has received funding from EIT Food, the innovation community on Food of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the EU, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

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