Rational Use of Antimicrobials in the Dairy Industry

Dec 21, 2017

The use of antimicrobials in food animals has long been the subject of international debate, although the relationship between their use and the development of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria is complex and unclear. Christian Scherpenzeel at GD Animal Health describes how experts combine monitoring and disease eradication programmes with practical field research projects in order to clarify and promote rational use of antibiotics. ...

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Brexit and the UK Pet Food Industry

Dec 21, 2017

The pet food industry holds a unique place within the food and feed sector. Whilst we are governed by the same high safety rules covering the feed industry, at the same time our consumers are those who shop in the general retail environment. In this article, Nicole Paley at PFMA discusses that although the future after the decision taken by the UK electorate in June 2016 to leave the EU is uncertain, the role of the PFMA is to ensure industry’s views are represented in all relevant negotiations and to support the members planning for what lies ahead. ...

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