Feedback reference
F8031
Submitted by
Klaudia Anioł
User type
Consumer organisation
Organisation
Institute for the Protection of Consumer Rights | Foundation
Organisation size
Micro (1 to 9 employees)
Country of origin
Poland

Formaldehyde biocides in industrial feed for poultry and pigs should be allowed as one the most effective in fighting salmonella throughout the European Union, provided safe methods of combating pathogens are applied. All the more so, because the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) clearly indicates the benefits of using formaldehyde in industrial feed, defining a safe content of 630 mg / kg in feed for piglets, 600 mg / kg in feeding stuffs for chickens for slaughter, 470 mg / kg in feed for laying hens. Poland, one of the largest EU producers of poultry and eggs for consumption, one of the largest exporters internally as well as to third countries, thus being the showcase of the EU, without the possibility to use such preparations has a problem in achieving the EU's goals in the control of salmonellosis. This can jeopardize the EU image and undermine consumer confidence in agri-food products. EFSA, based on scientific research, established safe levels of formaldehyde for animals and humans, while allowing effective control of salmonellosis. All that is necessary is supervision to prevent the expansion of salmonellosis. Otherwise, the number of infected people will increase, and in consequence the number of deaths caused by salmonellosis will increase. The European Commission must decide what is more important, unreasonable fears regarding formaldehyde or supported by statistics real threat to the health and life of citizens of Poland and the European Union, and change the bad decision taken in 2013.

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