FAO wants views on how to best benchmark feed risk assessment

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The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is seeking the views of the feed sector on guidance material on how best to conduct risk assessment for feed.

The Rome based organization is facilitating a multi-stakeholder partnership aiming to develop capacities of all stakeholders along the feed and food chain to supply and produce safe feed.

As part of that initiative, it wants all parties along the feed and food chain to participate in a survey on feed risk controls.

The responses, said the FAO, will inform the development of training materials to support the implementation of the Codex Alimentarius Guidelines on the Application of Risk Assessment for Feed.

The guidelines, said the organization, address the potential risks to human health associated with the presence of hazards in the livestock feed and the subsequent transfer of hazards to edible products.

They should, it continued, enable risk assessment of hazards in feed, based on local conditions.

The FAO reckons the application of these guidelines will assure international comparability of risk assessment for feed and, thereby, promote fair practices in food and feed trade.

The organization's survey can be accessed here.

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