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Harbour decontamination

Raw material trading is integral to ensuring a constant supply of high-quality raw materials across the globe. High-protein raw materials are at risk for enterobacteriaceae (such as salmonella) contamination. Transport conditions create the perfect environment for these bacteria to flourish, ultimately impacting the ability to supply safe and high-quality raw materials.

How to recognise

Although raw materials analysed at the point of departure may receive a green light for shipment, the often rapid changes in temperature and humidity during shipping provide an ideal environment for harmful bacteria such as Salmonella to develop and grow.

Once raw materials arrive at the port of destination they are sampled again, and in the case of a positive analysis result for Salmonella their value is decreased significantly and they may not be allowed to continue to their final destination.

To prevent further degradation of raw material quality and to mitigate the harmful bacteria, it is vital that an effective treatment is applied.

harbour view from ship
bacterial infestation in poultry and bacterial feed

The impact on the farmer

Allowing harmful microbes to develop can significantly impact the nutritional value of raw materials and poses a financial and reputational risk to the importer or trader of the materials. Testing positive for Salmonella not only reduces the monetary value of the materials, but can severely damage the company’s brand image in the market.

We recommend implementing a sound risk management program designed to mitigate the presence of harmful bacteria in raw materials arriving at the harbour.

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