The OIE has found that pig blood products such as dried plasma are not a likely source of PEDv provided that good manufacturing practices and biosecurity standards are followed.
Oct 7, 2014
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has found that contrary to earlier reports pig blood products such as dried plasma are not a likely source of infectious porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) provided that good manufacturing practices and biosecurity standards are followed.
This positive news for the feed industry follows the scientific work of an OIE ad hoc group on PEDv, to which a group led by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and composed of experts from the affected regions, as well as from the blood plasma industry, contributed relevant scientific information and data following a request by the OIE Director General, Dr. Bernard Vallat.
Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF Executive Director, said “not only is this an important finding for the feed chain highlighting our strong commitment to feed safety, but it also demonstrates the importance and benefits of cooperation between IFIF and OIE, in particular with regards to the prevention and management of infectious diseases.”
Ms. De Athayde added that “IFIF looks forward to continue to work with the OIE to contribute to improved animal health and productivity, which in the end leads to a positive contribution to public health, as well as to support the development, updating and implementation of OIE standards and guidelines.”
The OIE has issued a Technical Factsheet on Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) which can be found on the OIE website here. Please click here to view the OIE Press Release on PED: “Strict biosecurity and management at farm level are the most effective measures to prevent porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED)”.
IFIF holds an official cooperation agreement with the OIE since 2012.
The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) is made up of national and regional feed associations, feed related organizations, and corporate members from around the globe, representing over 80% of the feed production worldwide. IFIF provides provide a unified voice and leadership to represent and promote the global feed industry as an essential participant in the food chain that provides sustainable, safe, nutritious and affordable food for a growing world population. For more information on IFIF please visit www.ifif.org or contact Alexandra de Athayde, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued by: IFIF