Food Waste to Animal Feed

Food Waste to Animal Feed

by Michael L. Westendorf
     
 

The magnitude of the food-waste disposal problem cannot be understated. Utilisation of food waste is of concern to the food processing industry, consumers, environmentalists, and regulators of handling and disposal systems. Food waste is not consistent in quality, is usually high in moisture content, and is only available locally. This book focuses on the

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The magnitude of the food-waste disposal problem cannot be understated. Utilisation of food waste is of concern to the food processing industry, consumers, environmentalists, and regulators of handling and disposal systems. Food waste is not consistent in quality, is usually high in moisture content, and is only available locally. This book focuses on the challenges of utilising both wet and/or processed food waste. The regulatory environment relating to food waste, the perspective of the end-users, and practical use as animal feed is also discussed. One of the goals of this publication, other than to give a clear explanation of the subject of food waste and its uses as animal feed, is to stimulate a need for research.

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Explores the process and challenges of converting both wet and processed food waste into a safe and useful animal food product. The first of the 14 chapters overview the regulatory aspects of food waste use. The next set explores the use of food waste as a swine feed and as a ruminant feed source. The final chapters focus on end use and some concerns within the agricultural industry. Topics include the history and enforcement of the Swine Health Protection Act, the economics of feeding processed food waster to swine, sweet potatoes as feeds for beef cattle, and rendering food waste. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813825403
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/27/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.82(d)

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