Contaminated feed is known to facilitate the transmission of various pathogens onto the farm (Li et al., 2012). Many have tried higher pelleting temperatures to improve feed hygiene, yet this method is limited in its ability to protect against recontamination.
Amasil™ formic acid is one of the most potent organic acids for killing feed microbial contaminants such as Salmonella, E. coli, Clostridia, and Campylobacter (Strauss and Hayler, 2001; Navarro et al, 2015). Also, feed acidified with feed grade sodium formate maintains a lower pH longer, decontaminating feed and protecting against pathogen recontamination. Amasil™ NA reduces feed pathogen load and keeps it low longer.
Acidification of feed with Amasil™ can result in lower prevalence of problematic microbial pathogens, and thus reduce their transmission. For example, acidification of breeder feed has been shown to reduce vertical transmission – under commercial conditions – from the breeders to the eggs (Humphrey and Lanning, 1988). This in turn can lead to reduced mortality and severity due to feedborne pathogens.
Salmonella Prevalence on Carcass
Consumer demand for high quality, wholesome food continues to increase, as does their desire for more transparency in knowing how their food is produced. While poultry producers continue to work hard to deliver on these needs, there are many opportunities for those willing to employ creative solutions to exceed these ever-increasing expectations. Amasil™ formic acid offers a new and effective way to satisfy your toughest customer.
Amasil™ Formic Acid can be an important part of your biosecurity plan.