The importance of feed safety for livestock production is immeasurably high.
In the food production chain, the end product is just as good as the weakest link in the chain allows. As a first link in this chain, the feed industry has a major responsibility, both in terms of livestock production and the purity and safety of food of animal origin, but also in terms of animal welfare. Mistakes made once can no longer be corrected by subsequent links in the chain.
The Finnish feed industry has borne its responsibility well in production where there is zero tolerance for the presence of salmonella.
Feed hygiene is monitored in Finland by the Finnish Food Authority.
Animal Health ETT maintains a so-called positive list of feed business operators (importers and manufacturers) who voluntarily demonstrate their risk management capacity for salmonella beyond the statutory level.