February 14, 2017
Nutriad participates in food safety and animal nutrition course in Spain
Nutriad has recently participated in the Food Safety and Animal Nutrition Course organised by Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, which took place in February in Cartagena, Spain.
The event was directed by Juan Ignacio Conesa, director for animal compound feed producers (southeast of Spain), and aimed at animal feed professionals and university students.
Renowned Spanish and foreign professionals and researchers participated in the event. Speakers analysed the present situation of animal nutrition with special emphasis on food safety and the public opinion and perception of consumers.
Radka Borutova (pictured, left), business development manager at Nutriad, presented for the session "Mycotoxins, Food Safety and Mycotoxin Management", discussing the main problems produced by mycotoxins in animal production, the impact on food safety and strategies to counteract their effects.
Borutova referred to the feed survey that Nutriad
conducted in Spain: "The Nutriad 2016 mycotoxin survey concluded that this year's harvest of maize in Spain was of medium quality (>LOQ but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination, which is comparable with the results from 2015. Based on the results of this survey conducted immediately after the 2016 harvest, the belief is that this year's maize crop in Spain should not be automatically considered safe for inclusion into finished feed rations for all animal species and a degree of vigilance is prudent."