Cargill unveils preventive offering to help animal producers manage mycotoxin risk
Minneapolis – November 10, 2016 – Cargill is tackling possible mycotoxin contamination before it can start through the launch of Notox™ online, a unique, multi-species global positioning system that gives subscribers critical data to predict and prevent potential challenges caused by mold.
Based on the largest and most comprehensive contamination pattern database in the world, Notox™online enables producers to assess the extent of the true mycotoxin challenge faced for different species in minutes. Reports show real-time local data on high risk ingredient contamination per region, point to the best countries from which to source raw materials and generally help producers to develop well informed risk mitigation strategies. The system also can be customized to include producers’ own data.
Research has shown that contamination of feed with mycotoxins costs producers $5 billion in the U.S. and Canada alone.* Mycotoxin contamination is very difficult to trace and measure, and the usual practice of using anti-mycotoxin agents as a preventative measure is a costly approach that has no guarantee of success.
“Our new service enables our customers to take timely control of any potential threat for a very reasonable cost of less than $0.6 per metric ton,” said Scott Ainslie, vice president, strategic marketing and technology at Cargill Animal Nutrition. “When used in conjunction with our Notox™ feed solution the cost savings can be as high as $1.5 per metric ton.” ***
The Notox™ online service initially will launch in Central America, South Africa, China, the Philippines and Thailand. It will be available in additional countries in 2017. **
*Source; FAO, 2015
** NotoxTM online is not available worldwide. Contact local Cargill offices for more information.
*** Available NotoxTM feed solutions depends on the country. Contact local Cargill office for more information.
About Cargill Animal Nutrition
Cargill’s animal nutrition business has more than 20,000 employees at more than 275 facilities in 40 countries. Fueled by our innovation and research, we offer a range of products and services to feed manufacturers, animal producers, and feed retailers around the world, helping put food on the plates of nearly one billion people around the world every day. Cargill’s animal nutrition business offers a range of compound feed, premixes, feed additives, supply chain and risk management solutions, software tools and animal nutrition expertise that is unmatched in the industry. For more information about Cargill Animal Nutrition, visit: http://www.cargill.com/feed.
Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.