This book has been written during the 2009-2010 period by several experts coming from research, control and feed laboratories and has the ambition to be a reference for the correct implementation and development of methods in laboratories performing or planning to perform the detection, identification and/or quantification of processed animal proteins in feendingstuffs.
This book includes three sections. The first section is devoted to the feed chain specificity, the processed animal proteins history, the legislative aspects as well as the analytical needs. The second section of this book concerns the analytical methods aiming the detection of particles of animal origin (i.e. classical microscopy, NIR infrared microscopy and NIR imaging methods). The third section is focused on methods aiming the detection of DNA (i.e. PCR) and proteins (i.e. Immunology, HPLC/MS) as well as the combination of techniques.