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Enhancing and Building the Capacity of Feed Safety in Kentucky

Investigators
Thom, William Orville
Institutions
University of Kentucky
Start date
2010
End date
2013
Objective

Project Summary: This project will seek to increase the capacity and capability of the feed program within the Kentucky Division of Regulatory Services to enhance the safety of feeds for livestock and companion animals. This will increase the ability to track and identify any prohibited ruminant proteins in animal and pet food with the latest technology, determine if non-nutritive element sexist in ingredients and feeds at levels above either National Research Council listed values or FDA guidelines, and assess the levels of mycotoxin contaminants in animal and pet food. These will be accomplished through adding new detection and analytical equipment, and adding a capable analyst and increased training for three analysts.

Funding Source
Food and Drug Administration
Project source
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Project number
5U18FD003984-02
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Natural Toxins
Mycotoxins