Animal by-products

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Feed safety : Research : Animal by-products

The European Commission has funded several projects dedicated to the development of detection methods of animal proteins. These projects resulted in several overview and research papers. PDF files of these papers are available on this page.


SAFEED-PAP (FP6-Food, STREP) [Coordinator Dr. V. Baeten – CRA-W – Be]: Detection of presence of species-specific processed animal proteins in animal feed
SRMTEST (FP5) [Coordinator P. Reece – CSL – UK] : Detection of specified risk animal tissue in cooked meat products
STRATFEED (FP5) [Coordinator P. Dardenne – CRA-W – Be] : Strategies and methods to detect and quantify mammalian tissues in feedingstuffs

Other links

IAG [President Dr. Inge Paradies-Severin – LUFA – D]: International Association for Feedingstuff Analysis – Section Feedingstuff Microscopy
ARIES v.2.1 [microscopy coordinator L. Van Raamsdonk – RIKILT – NL]: Expert system « Animal Remains Identification and Evaluation System »



van Raamsdonk, L. , Pinotti, L. , Veys, P. , Bremer, M. , Hekman, W. , Kemmers, A. , Campagnoli, A. , Paltanin, C. , Belinchón Crespo, C. , Vliege, J. , Pinckaers, V. & Jørgensen, J.S. (2011). New developments in classical microscopy; what can be expected for the official control? In: 3rd International Feed Safety Conference 2009: Methods and Challenges, Vermeulen P., Stouten P., Van Raamsdonk L., De Jong J., Jørgensen J., Fernández Pierna J.A., Berben G. & Baeten V. Gembloux (Belgique), Les Presses agronomiques de Gembloux, 15 (S1), 15-24.

Liu, X., Han, L., Veys, P., Baeten, V., Jiang, X. and Dardenne, P. (2010). An overview of the legislation and light microscopy for detection of processed animal proteins in feeds. Microscopy Research and Techniques.

Raamsdonk, L.W.D. van, V. Pinckaers, W. Hekman, J.M. Vliege, S.M. van Ruth (2010). Animal proteins in feed. IAG ring test 2010. RIKILT report 2010.009.

Fumière O., Veys P., Boix A., von Holst C., Baeten V., Berben G. (2009). Methods of detection, species identification and quantification of processed animal proteins in feedingstuffs (Text in English), Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement, vol. 13, special issue, p. 59-70.

Prado, M., Berben, G., Fumière, O., van Duijn, G., Mensinga-Kruize, J., Reaney, S., Boix, A. & von Holst, C. (2007). Detection of Ruminant Meat and Bone Meals in Animal Feed by Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction: Result of an Interlaboratory Study. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 55 (18), 7495-7501.

van Raamsdonk, L., von Holst, C., Baeten, V., Berben, G., Boix, A. & de Jong, J. (2007). New developments in the detection and identification of processed animal proteins in feeds. Animal Feed Sciences and Technology, 133, 63-83.

Gizzi, G., von Holst, C., Baeten, V., Berben, G. & van Raamsdonk, L. (2004). Determination of processed animal proteins, including meat and bone meal, in animal feed. Journal of AOAC International, 87(6) (6), 1334-1341.


Media support

STRATFEED classical microscopy protocol (2005)