GAIN Feeds is continuing to advise customers to refrain from feeding their current stock of its equine products, as investigations into the potential presence of a containment in some batches continue.
The company was first notified of a potential issue following positive test results from France Galop from some horses fed on its products in France.
The contaminant, zilpaterol, a synthetic beta-agonist approved for use as a performance-enhancer in some beef production systems outside of the EU, was detected.
Recommenced equine feed production
In an updated statement yesterday (Monday, October 5th), a spokesperson for the company said: “We have made significant progress in our investigation and are working closely with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, which is the regulatory body responsible for the feed sector in Ireland.”
“Following consultation with the department, we have recommenced equine feed production and will be in contact with our customers regarding resumption of feed supply.”
“We continue to ask our equine customers to refrain from feeding their current stock of Gain Equine products to their animals.”
“We again apologise sincerely to our valued customers for the inconvenience caused by this incident and we are committed to promptly keeping you fully informed,” the statement concluded.