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AFIA contracts with Eurofins for feed safety audits

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) contracted with Eurofins Scientific, Inc. (ESI) to provide audits to AFIA's International Safe Feed/Safe Food (I-SF/SF) Certification Program that will meet FAMI-QS requirements for the importing of feed ingredients into the European Union (EU).

Eurofins Certification and its US division are licensed by the European Feed Additives and Premixtures Quality System Association to provide audits globally.
The EU Feed Additives and Premixtures Quality System (FAMI-QS) standards, the EU’s feed hygiene regulation, Regulation (EC) 183/2005, require certification to the HACCP system on additives for use in animal nutrition.
FAMI-QS is a unique, third-party certification program. More than 600 feed additive and premixture companies participate in the program globally.
FAMI-QS is one of only three systems officially adopted by EU authorities. They recognize FAMI-QS as a suitable system for implementing the ambitious requirements of the feed hygiene regulation.
Single audit service
Eurofins Certification and ESI, through its Food Safety Systems (FSS) division, will provide audit services that will allow US manufacturers of feed additives and premixtures to jointly comply with both FAMI-QS requirements and AFIA’s International and Domestic Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program requirements through the successful completion of a single audit.
This agreement is the result of an increased focus in the US on the use of accredited certification processes to increase oversight across the supply chain and is intended to offer a cost efficient program that will document feed safety within the US and facilitate the export of US products.
Any interested company can apply for FAMI-QS/I-SF/SF certification by contacting AFIA or visiting www.safefeedsafefood.org.

Dick Ziggers

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