Turkey Approves Anitox Termin-8 Feed Disinfectant

TURKEY - The granting of official approval by the Turkish authorities for the use of Termin-8, a proven feed disinfectant which sits under EU biocide regulations and eliminates the risk of pathogens in raw materials and finished feed, represents excellent news for the country’s livestock and feed industries according to Anitox, which manufactures and supplies this highly-effective pathogen control programme.
calendar icon 9 September 2011
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The announcement, which will help these sectors to meet increasingly-stringent food and feed safety regulations, will contribute to significantly increased sales for Anitox in Turkey, where Termin-8® and other products in the company’s range are distributed by Etkin Ilac Ticaret Ltd.

Based in Istanbul, Etkin prides itself on supplying a range of high-quality products and services to livestock producers and feed manufacturers, including four of the country’s top five integrators.

Developed and manufactured by Anitox, Termin-8® provides effective control of gram-negative bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli together with gram-positive types such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. The product also controls spore-forming bacteria such as Clostridium, together with mould in feed and feed ingredients, whilst exhibiting residual activity to protect against recontamination while feed is in the mill, during transport, or on the farm.

Both the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) have confirmed the feed treatment's effectiveness.

Commenting on the announcement Simon Carlton, European Commercial Manager for Anitox, stated: “The granting of official approval for Termin-8® in Turkey represents excellent news in a country where meat production is increasing and significant demand exists for Anitox products."

“There is increasing pressure on feed manufacturers, integrators and livestock producers to ensure that they take the appropriate action to minimise the potential for infection. A key element in achieving this is to ensure that feed is pathogen-free at the point of consumption."

"Heat-treatment has traditionally been used, but adds significantly to production costs, is energy-intensive, has a high ‘carbon footprint’, can damage vitamins and nutrients, may not kill all pathogens and has no residual effect. Unless other measures are implemented, re-contamination can occur, so feed manufacturers and producers should ensure that feed is treated with an effective biocide.”

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