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Food and feed safety aspects of mussel- and insect-based feed

report from fish and poultry trials

Bertilius, Kristin and Vidakovic, Aleksandar (2019). Food and feed safety aspects of mussel- and insect-based feed. (VH) > Institutionen för husdjurens utfodring och vård, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

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The eutrophication of the Baltic Sea is an issue that concerns all the countries surrounding the brackish  water sea. Through HELCOM (Helsinki convention) all countries agreed to take action on national level.  However there is also a need for transnational cooperation and coordination of efforts and measures. The  Baltic Sea Regional Programme has enabled cooperation for the use of blue biomass and sustainable  economic growth.

The Baltic Blue Growth project has a broad approach towards the measure of large scale mussel farming  in the Baltic Sea, investigating issues of negative environmental effects, possible hazardous substances,  payment schemes, spatial planning, and use for the mussels.

This report presents the issue of investigating whether mussels could be a safe ingredient in fish and  poultry feed possibly creating a nutrient loop in the Baltic. The result indicates that farmed mussels does  contain non‐detectable or beneath regulation limits of any substance. Furthermore it is shown that the  substances do not accumulate in the food chain.

The development of feed and feed trials has been conducted in cooperation with the associated project  partner and feed producer Swedish Agro. They conclude that the use of mussel meal as an ingredient in  feed is interesting if some issues are addressed in the future, such as bulk access, price and guaranteed  levels and control of hazardous substances.

Authors/Creators:Bertilius, Kristin and Vidakovic, Aleksandar
Title:Food and feed safety aspects of mussel- and insect-based feed
Subtitle:report from fish and poultry trials
Year of publishing :2019
Number of Pages:22
Publisher:Baltic Blue Growth Project
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Fish and Aquacultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Keywords:baltic sea, chicken trials, mussels, food chain
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Alternative URL:https://www.submariner-network.eu/images/BBG_Feed_safety_mussels_V1.pdf
ID Code:16404
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Institutionen för husdjurens utfodring och vård
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Deposited On:01 Apr 2020 13:29
Metadata Last Modified:15 Aug 2020 14:22

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