Fefana has reached agreements with Sindirações (Brazil) and AFIA (U.S.) which seal a policy of strong cooperation with each. These organizations will provide support and share knowledge about their respective feed safety schemes in order to reduce trade barriers and still meet the necessary regulatory requirements of each territory.
This is an important step for the feed sector and supports the work towards increased safety assurance of the feed chain done by the three organizations at international level. Today, the development of feed safety management systems needs ongoing and better coordinated communication between all associations representing the feed industry; only this communication will increase confidence and know-how to fulfill the expectations of the consumer.
Therefore, Fefana/Fami-QS recently signed agreements of cooperation with each of its chain partners Sindirações and AFIA. The agreements will allow local auditors to inspect either U.S. or Brazilian operators for compliance with Regulation (EC) 183/2005 on Feed Hygiene and FAMI-QS (European Feed Additive and Premixture Quality System). Specifically, both agreements allow FAMI-QS to teach professionals from Brazilian and U.S. certification bodies so that they can provide FAMI-QS audits and certification to operators who export into the European Union. The agreement will therefore facilitate trade of feed additives and premixtures between these territories. Moreover, this new agreement offers a tool for validating EU regulatory compliance for exporters from Brazil and US.
The agreements were signed during the FAO/IFIF – 2nd Feed Regulators Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 27th by Mr. Ariovaldo Zanni, Executive Director of Sindirações (Sindicato Nacional da Industria de Alimentação Animal), Mr. Joel G. Newman, President of AFIA (American Feed Industry Association) and Mr. Didier Jans, Secretary General of FEFANA and FAMI-QS.
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