Non-antibiotic solutions in poultry feed for safer food product

The rapidly developing field of ‘pre-harvest food safety’ applies innovative technology in feed to reduce foodborne pathogens in live poultry and other food animal species.

Poultry producers who can reduce Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. coli in the gastro-intestinal tracts of birds on the farm are helping to reduce the risk of pathogens in poultry food processing and food products.

Producers need new, non-antibiotic solutions because of the high cost and difficulty of further improvement through the conventional techniques of biosecurity, hygiene, feed microbial security, and changes in management and husbandry. Going forward, major improvements in poultry food safety require nutritional health solutions implemented on the poultry farm.

At VIV Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, Don McIntyre, PhD, PAS presents the technical seminar ‘Food Safety and Pathogen Control in Layers and Broilers’ (Session 51, 16 March, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, BITEC Room 213).

Dr. McIntyre is Director of Global Research and Technical Services for Diamond V, the nutritional health company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA with offices in Thailand, China, and other countries. He holds a master’s degree in Avian Science and doctorate in Physiology and his experience as a professional animal scientist includes more than 35 years in poultry research and technical support.

In the technical seminar, Dr. McIntyre will explore effective pre-harvest food safety interventions in poultry, which result in proven reduction in the load of foodborne pathogens entering the processing plant, lower virulence of pathogens, and increased sensitivity of pathogens to commonly used antibiotics.

For more about non-antibiotic solutions, nutritional health, pre-harvest food safety, and Diamond V at VIV Asia, visit