The first independently validated disinfectants have been listed under the new UK Aquaculture Disinfectant Listing Scheme. The scheme was first announced in January 2010 and provides disinfectant manufacturers with a means to publicly list aquaculture products that have demonstrated efficacy against viral and/or bacterial diseases.
The Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI) – based at Cefas – operate the scheme in partnership with Marine Scotland Science (MSS) and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland (AFBI). Evans Vanodine International PLC is the first manufacturer to submit products for review under the new scheme. Their products – FAM 30 and Vanoquat New Formulation – were formally listed on 10 December 2010.
Disinfectants are submitted for listing after first undergoing stringent testing, to specified standards. To achieve listing, applications are subject to a thorough, independent technical review to validate the effectiveness of the product against certain pathogens, and to ensure it meets the standards for listing. Read more ...
This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.