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Bacteriophage

Future animal health applications for bacteriophages

Gene products used as antibiotics alternatives show potential in fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Scientists believe that bacteriophage gene products could eventually be used to target bacterial pathogens, such as C. perfringens, in commercial livestock and poultry applications.
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Perstorp appoints new VP animal nutrition for EMEA region

Leading specialty chemicals company Perstorp has appointed Mauricio Varvella as Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), responsible for the Animal Nutrition Business Area. Varvella joined Perstorp on March 18 and reports directly to Perstorp Animal Nutrition Executive Vice President Roger Mann.
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ADM expects Midwest flooding to negatively affect profit

Company says it expects weather to bring down first quarter results by $50 million to $60 million
As parts of the Midwest cope with flooding from melting snow and heavy rains, Illinois-based commodity trader Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) said its first quarter results are likely to be negatively affected by weather woes.
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What to do before, during and after an FDA inspection

Be ready for FSMA-related inspections at your animal feed facility
The best preparation for an inspection by an officer of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is familiarity with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), said Paul Davis, director of quality, animal food safety and education for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA).
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2018 FSMA inspections: Lessons learned

Find out what FDA officers are looking for during their plant inspections
In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted 622 current good manufacturing practice inspections related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), according to Paul Davis, director of quality, animal food safety and education for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). Davis spoke this week at the USPOULTRY Feed Mill Management Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee.
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5 regulatory issues affecting feed mill managers in 2019

Find out how activities in Washington can affect the feed manufacturing industry
Several regulatory issues will affect feed mill managers throughout the remainder of 2019, according to Paul Davis, director of quality, animal food safety and education for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). Davis spoke Tuesday at the USPOULTRY Feed Mill Management Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee.
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