For the first time ever, the feed industry has developed an international Feed Manual that focuses on the issues of feed and food safety. Joining together to make this happen are the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
This Manual – produced with the help of the IFIF and issued as part of FAO’s publications on Animal Production & Health – will have its official launch at the III Global Feed & Food Congress that takes place in Cancun, Mexico, on April 20-23, 2010.
Called ‘Good Practices for the Feed Industry – implementing the Codex Alimentarius Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding’, it arises from work by a joint FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission that approved three important Codes affecting livestock production:
- the Code of Practice for Good Animal Feeding,
- the Code of Hygienic Practice for Meat and
- the Code of Hygienic Practice for Milk and Milk Products.
The Global Feed & Food Congress in April will hear that the Manual explains in detail the new requirements associated with the recent adoption of the Codex Alimentarius Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding.
Its focus on the issues of feed and food safety includes both the Code itself and additional supporting information related to the manufacture of safe feed. Also covered are safe feeding practices for on-farm feed mixers.
Hosted by the Mexican Feed Manufacturers Association, CONAFAB, it is being organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) with technical participation of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).