Animal feed resources information system

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Food waste

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).


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Common names 
Food waste, kitchen waste
Feed categories 
Related feed(s) 
Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 
In village and peri-urban situations, kitchen waste is a valuable feed material for pigs and poultry. It is variable in composition depending on the source but can potentially provide a very satisfactory diet for monogastrics.
Potential constraints 
One of the main problems is the risk of bacterial contamination, especially Salmonella. For this reason, it is normally cooked before feeding, ideally for at least one hour at 100° C.
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 
Datasheet citation 

DATASHEET UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT QUOTE. https://feedipedia.org/node/614 Last updated on March 16, 2010, 17:13

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