Hi All, have a question pertaining to environmental monitoring in animal feed. This does not include pet food; specifically, feed for livestock animals fed on farms.
I've been trying to determine what, if any, environmental testing I need at my facility. From what I've read in the FDA regulations, 21CFR507, an environmental pathogen assessment must be performed per 507.33.C.2 as part of the hazard analysis. If deemed necessary, based on the hazard analysis, then a facility may need to implement an environmental monitoring program.
I work in a wet blend and dry blend facility that produces feed for cows, so there are some significant risks for harborage sites.
What I am wondering is if any you out there working in animal feed have implemented an environmental monitoring program. If so, what are you testing for? E. coli? Salmonella?
Thanks for the help!