This project will seek to increase the capacity and capability of the feed program within the Kentucky Division of Regulatory Services to enhance the safety of feeds for livestock and companion animals. This will increase the ability to track and identify any prohibited ruminant proteins in animal and pet food with the latest technology, determine if non-nutritive elements exist in ingredients and feeds at levels above either National Research Council listed values or FDA guidelines, and assess the levels of mycotoxin contaminants in animal and pet food. These will be accomplished through adding new detection and analytical equipment, and adding a capable analyst and increased training for three analysts.

Public Health Relevance

Our overall strategy is to strengthen the total capability of the Kentucky feed program to more completely monitor animal and pet foods by increasing analytical capabilities in the laboratory for animal proteins, non-nutritive elements, and mycotoxins.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Type
Research Demonstration--Cooperative Agreements (U18)
Project #
5U18FD003984-03
Application #
8308282
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZFD1-SRC (99))
Project Start
2010-09-17
Project End
2013-06-30
Budget Start
2012-07-01
Budget End
2013-06-30
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Kentucky
Department
None
Type
Other Domestic Higher Education
DUNS #
939017877
City
Lexington
State
KY
Country
United States
Zip Code
40506