AF-15220 | Controlling the safety of insects for feed & food

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Projecttitel: Controlling the safety of insects for feed & food
Projectnummer: AF-15220
Missie: Gewaardeerd, gezond en veilig voedsel
MMIP: Veilige en duurzame primaire productie (D3)
Looptijd: 2016 – 2019
Budget publiek: € 353.000
Budget privaat: € 122.000
Projectleider: Ine van der Fels
Projectpartners: ForFarmers,  Koppert, Proti-Farm, Protix,  RIKILT, Wageningen University & Research

The aim of the current project is obtain more insights into the safety of the use of insects in feed and food production. The project will focus on the possible microbiological and chemical contamination of insects and their products, from different sources of substrate. The results of the project will lead to more insights in the safe use of insects for feed and food as well as potential safety problems. Industry needs these results for even better ensuring the safety of their products and ingredients. Nowadays, in Europe, insects are increasingly gaining interest as an alternative source of proteins (and also fat) in animal feed and human food production. As for every other feed/food ingredient and product, its safety for the consumer should be guaranteed. To date, little information is available on the safety of the use of insects for feed and food. This project will fill (part of) this gap in knowledge. Results will be very useful for industry, including insect producers and processing companies for feed and food, such to be able to control the safety of their product. It will in this way stimulate economic activities of such companies in the Netherlands, and enhance their market share of insect products. The project will contribute to the safe use of this alternative source of protein for animal and human consumption. For consumers, this will lead to the availability of feed and food products, made from an alternative source of proteins.


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