Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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What a Waste

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

Animal feed tainted with unappetizing ingredients.

Schweinerei, food fraud
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The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority NVWA closed down an animal feed company that generated €4 million revenue selling contaminated feed with forged documents. Several thousand tons of waste, unsuitable to use in animal feed, was found at the facility, and three employees have been arrested.


  1. Byrne, J. (February 6, 2020). “Arrests in feed fraud cases in the Netherlands”. Feed Navigator.
  2. Also see Inval bij veevoederbedrijf in omgeving van Tilburg.

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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis


  1. nate

    Sounds like the government was mad they used unregistered products for feed and used the GMP + seal. May not be an actual health risk. Could be similar to using the USDA mark on boxes after the inspector went home. Most of those cases it is just rework or WIP that needed packaged by the end of the day. Most certification are just marketing and not really guarantying anything.

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