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ADM Hamburg crushing plant receives safety certificate

The European Feed Ingredients Safety Code (EFISC) announced the official certification of ADM's oilseeds processing plant in Hamburg, the largest oilseeds crushing and refinery complex in Europe.

The certification resulted from an audit conducted by the certification body SGS. “We are pleased to have been certified under the EFISC feed safety management system. Because EFISC was developed at the European level by industry sector experts and works through third-party certification, the certification confirms ADM’s production of safe feed materials for the European market,” said Dr. Jens Dreyer, quality manager, ADM Hamburg Aktiengesellschaft – Werk Hamburg.
 
“The certification scheme, implemented by operators all over Europe, will facilitate trade within the EU market and allow for further consistency in the supply chain.”
 
EFISC code
The European Feed Ingredients Safety Code promotes good practices in the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials.
 
The code was developed as a result of the shared commitment between the starch industry (AAF) and the oilseed crushing, oil refining and protein meal industry (FEDIOL) within the framework of the European Feed Ingredients Platform (EFIP).
 
This provides a harmonised, voluntary feed safety assurance scheme for the feed materials industry in the EU. The code is open to other feed material producing sectors to join.
 
The aim of the code is to provide safe feed for animals and consequently, to consumers further up the food chain by making the best use of the industry’s experience and expertise.
 
To achieve this goal, the Code provides guidance for companies on how to establish their own feed safety management system in accordance with the relevant EU legislation.
 
The code includes requirements for management systems, prerequisite programmes, risk control (hazard analysis critical control points), withdrawal and traceability.
 

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