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News last update:7 Aug 2012

Tereos Syral certifies European units against EFISC

Tereos Syral produces starch products in Europe and has 137 years of experience in cereals processing. The company has decided to certify its feed material production in Europe against the European Feed Ingredient Safety Standard (EFISC) in order to show compliance with the EU legislation and beyond.

 “Our plant in Aalst is the first location to be EFISC certified and other plants will follow soon“ Veerle Anteunis, Quality and Food Safety Manager Tereos Syral said” An EU harmonised feed safety assurance system, uniformly implemented and applied at our different factories in the EU, will strengthen our key responsibility as operator to produce safe feed materials for the livestock production in the EU.

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), which 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 and sector specific risk assessments by product and process.

The company has 6 manufacturing sites at different locations in the European Union and is processing 3 million tones of corn and wheat to a wide range of value added products. These include, among others, a range of feed materials for use as animal nutrition.

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