New methodologies are to be employed to ensure that Food Fortress members can effectively manage the growing challenge from mycotoxin contaminations in feed materials.

Network members attending the Food Fortress annual meeting in Armagh heard that while current results indicate that the risks to the…


Food Fortress Review Meeting

The 2014-15 Food Fortress program has been reviewed by Queens University and their report was presented to a meeting for members in Armagh City Hotel on November 26th.

Dr Simon Haughey of the Institute of Global Food Security at QUB reported that the 2014/15 program which comprised 47 feed…

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ACAF Visits Belfast

The UK’s Advisory Committee on Animal Feedstuffs (ACAF) brought its summer meeting to Queens University Belfast. Normally meeting in London this prestigious group was set up in 1999 to advise on the safety and use of animal feeds, with particular emphasis on protecting human health but also covering…

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Food Fortress featured at China Summit.

The initiative of local feed businesses in tackling the issues of food safety was highlighted at the recent UK - China Leader’s Summit held in Belfast. Professor Chris Elliot from Queens University and Perpetua Mc Namee, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer with DAERA explained how the Food Fortress…

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70 feed businesses now in the Food Fortress 

The success of the Food Fortress scheme continues with the agrifood industry recognising the enhanced level of protection it brings to the provinces’ vitally important livestock sector.

 The scheme is now open to all feed producers in Ireland and according to Food Fortress coordinator, Robin Irvine…

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Report on the Food Fortress Pilot for Compound Feeds

The outcome for the pilot scheme has exceeded our best hopes – it has proven that the science underpinning the scheme is robust in practice and it has given a clean bill of health to our industry, with all results well within the safety margins which had been set.

In the six months of the pilot,…

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Leading the world in Feed Assurance

Further developments to Northern Ireland’s unique quality control system for the animal feed industry were unveiled at a meeting in Armagh this week.

The Food Fortress network is made up of feed producers and importers contributing to a program of sampling and testing to protect the food chain from…

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