Safe Management Series: Biosafety in connection with disease prevention nutrition

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Melina Bonato, from the Research and Development department of ICC Brazil, highlight the importance of biosafety in pig farming

In recent times, pig farming has been impacted on a global scale after the African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) was detected in subsistence pigs in China and Romania, and wild boars in Belgium.  There were consequences for the production chain worldwide, which was previously addressed on this blog (

The ASFV outbreak, as well as other recurring diseases, reinforces the concept of food safety, which is becoming increasingly prevalent in the animal food production industry, especially in exports. Therefore, biosafety is crucial in intensive production. Some topics on pig biosafety are shared by ICC Brazil expert Dr. Melina Bonato, R&D Manager.

Biosafety is a set of daily technical farming procedures that aim to prevent, stop, or reduce the spread of diseases, thus controlling the challenges faced in production. For this, the entry of animals, as well as the acquisition of inputs, must follow a plan that ensures the lowest transmission risk of disease-causing agents. The management of manure and disinfection residue is also of great relevance in pig farming as the farmer must follow a routine plan for the final destination of waste on the property. The installation must contain a manure pit and water sink with disinfectant, and the final destination of the waste may be composting or biodigester.

It is possible to reduce the pressure of contamination on the farm under such care, as well as in the area close to the location, preventing the spread of pathogens. The producer will optimize production, since it will reduce the cost of medicines and ensure the health of the animals, promoting better performance and quality for the end product. The correct management of waste, in addition to helping to reduce the spread of diseases, will bring about environmental adequacy and conservation, to provide an increase in producer profitability.

ICC Brazil: nutrition that contributes to food safety in pig farming

The outbreak of PSA had a major impact on global pig farming. Although the virus did not contaminate animals in Brazil, as had been predicted in the Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA), the concept of food safety in animal by-product sectors is becoming increasingly significant. Therefore, measures of adequate sanitary management and quality nutrition are key factors that directly contribute to ensuring food safety.

ICC Brazil, as a pioneer in innovative solutions for animal nutrition and health with natural, yeast-based products, values ​​the quality and efficiency of the use of its products by animals focusing equally on the food safety of the end product and the improvement in health and performance, being an alternative to growth promoters. ICC Brazil products act directly on the innate immune system, as immunomodulators that provide a faster and more effective response to challenges, in addition to working on the agglutination of pathogens.

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Posted in 05 May of 2022