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Abstract

The applicability of an ELISA based method (pork assay) for the determination of appropriate heat treatment of animal meal has been demonstrated by performing a validation study of the method and by calibrating the test kit using samples from a commercial rendering plant. The evaluation of the results of the validation study encompassing 21 laboratories from 12 European countries revealed the robustness of the method, a sufficient sensitivity to detect a deviation of the processing conditions from the regulation and a low standard deviation of the data. Additionally, the test kit has been validated by performing trials according to the factorial design approach in laboratory autoclave and by experiments in a commercial rendering plant. We conclude from these trials, that a R-value of 2 indicates proper heat treatment of the animal meal.

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Authors: VON HOLST C, IHCP-JRC Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit, Ispra (IT);PALLARONI L, IHCP-JRC Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit, Ispra (IT);BJORKLUND E, IHCP-JRC Food Products and Consumer Goods Unit, Ispra (IT);UNGLAUB E, Staatliches Tieraerztliches Untersuchungsammt Aulendorf-Centre for Diagonostics Baden-Wuerttemberg (DE);ANKLAM E, Staatliches Tieraerztliches Untersuchungsammt Aulendorf-Centre for Diagonostics Baden-Wuerttemberg (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Oral delivery given at: Feed Production Conference. Hosted by: Professor Piva, Universita die Piacenza. Held at: Picenza (IT) 27-28 November, 2000
Record Number: 200013100 / Last updated on: 2001-02-23
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en