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Food Chem. 2016 May 1;198:68-74. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.11.035. Epub 2015 Nov 11.

Valorisation of food waste to produce new raw materials for animal feed.

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1
AZTI, Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 609, 48160 Derio, Spain. Electronic address: dsanmartin@azti.es.
2
AZTI, Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 609, 48160 Derio, Spain.

Abstract

This study assesses the suitability of vegetable waste produced by food industry for use as a raw material for animal feed. It includes safety and nutritional viability, technical feasibility and environmental evaluation. Vegetable by-products were found to be nutritionally and sanitarily appropriate for use in animal feed. The drying technologies tested for making vegetable waste suitable for use in the animal feed market were pulse combustion drying, oven and microwave. The different meal prototypes obtained were found to comply with all the requirements of the animal feed market. An action plan that takes into account all the stages of the valorisation process was subsequently defined in agreement with local stakeholders. This plan was validated in a pilot-scale demonstration trial. Finally, the technical feasibility was studied and environmental improvement was performed. This project was funded by the European LIFE+ program (LIFE09 ENV/ES/000473).

KEYWORDS:

Animal feed; Drying; Food; Life cycle assessment; Valorisation; Vegetable waste

PMID:
26769506
DOI:
10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.11.035
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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