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Effective sterilization of animal waste is an important prerequisite for the use of animal meal as an ingredient of compound feed for non-ruminants. Specific conditions for the rendering process aimed at the inactivation of the causative agent of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, and the prevention of other pathogens in feeding stuff, are defined by European Law. A validation study encompassing 21 laboratories from 12 European countries was performed using a commercially available test kit based on an enzyme linked immuno sorbent assay which allows proof of the appropriate heat treatment of the processed animal waste.

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Authors: IRMM, ;JRC-GEEL (BE),
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Meat Science 54 (2000), 1-7
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